Chimera Projects dives deep. 

Grief as the rebuilding of community. Gardening as revolution. Dioramas as vessels for the unacceptable. Chimera Projects uses creative practices to investigate, report on, and transform issues that matter. We aim to amplify voices not always heard, including BIPOC and LGBTQ+ voices. Dive deep with us!

Lee Fearnside

Lee (below right, printing) lives in Toledo, Ohio with her wife, their son, and two dogs. She is an artist, photographer, educator and curator. She earned a MFA in Photography from Rhode Island School of Design and an MS in Arts Administration from Drexel University. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in the Midwest, New England, and the Southwest.

Explore her photography projects here.

Andrew Fearnside

Andrew Fearnside (below left, printing) is a New Mexico painter guided by interests in psychology, spiritual practices and conversation. After completing a BFA in painting and drawing at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in his native Boston, he made paintings and performances and found work as a designer, dancer, teacher and psychotherapist. He has shown with Bryce Hample at the Open Space Visitor Center, and with Gail Gering at Page Coleman Gallery. He has been juried into group shows in Albuquerque, Denver and the Houston area.

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In 2016, Facebook calculated that humans were now 3.46 degrees, not 6.0 degrees, of separation from each other.  How does that affect our ideas of community? What does it mean to change community in this digital era? 

Lee is investigating how people define community and work to create change. What inspires change-makers to make change? How do they start, and how do they keep going? How do they see their work fitting in with their idea of what community is, and what a community should be? What does community mean in a pandemic world?

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