Saturday, April 5, 2014

Artwork for "An Unsuitable Princess"

Artwork for "An Unsuitable Princess"

Jaded Ibid Press releases the color version of
"An Unsuitable Princess" by Jane Rosenberg LaForge.
Artworks in this publication are by Mary Ann Strandell,
includes 20 color plates.

On of the lay-out spread from Jane's book, with my work.

Designed and published by Debra DeBalsi of Jaded Ibid Press.

The Frist Review of Jane's book!:

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Bailey House Gala 2014

Bailey House Gala 2014
Pier 60, Chelsea Piers
New York, NY

Thursday, March 27
6:00 pm VIP Cocktail Reception and Dinner
7:30 pm Auction ~ Festive Attire

Mary Ann Strandell:
"Koenig, Prince, Neutra", 11x11, 3D Lenticular

Bailey House's mission is to provide housing and support for
people living with HIV/AIDS and advocates on their behalf.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Artist Talk: All That Glitters Exhibition

Artist Talk: All That Glitters Exhibition
Tuesday, March 11, 2014   6 to 9pm

Join Mary Ann Strandell, Willie Cole and Shoshanna Weinberger
Exhibition curated by Rebecca Jampol and Athena Barat

"The Schonbrunn Palace Installation" , 12' x 42', sumi ink drawing w 3D Lenticular Prints

Solos Gateway Project
Gateway Center 2
100 Mulberry Street
Newark, NJ

Exhibition runs March 20. Visit the entire exhibition featuring artists: 
Willie Cole, Ryan Trecartin, Katherine Bernhardt, Shoplifter,Mary Ann Strandell, Shoshanna Weinberger, Raul de Nieves, Kevin Sampson, Richard Wislocky, Alexandra Desipris, Mary Edna Fraser, Mary Ann Strandell, Ariana Barat, Ayana Evans, Angelina Dreem, Andrew Baron, Ashli Sisk, Brendan Mahoney, Benjamin Phelan, Eric Barry Drasin, Fernando Montiel Klint, Hannah Craft, Katya Grokhovsky, Jessica Bowman, Melvin Jones, Labanna Babalon, Luca Cusolito, Sid Art and Whitney Lea Sage.
Shoshanna Weinber, Athena Barat(curator), Willie Cole, Rebecca Jampol(curator), Mary Ann Strandell

Friday, February 28, 2014

Brucecennial Exhibition 2014

The Brucennial Group Exhibition
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 6
March 7 - April 4, 2014

The Bruce High Quality Foundation
837 Washington Street      NY, NY
  1. "Tiki For Red", 14" x 9", 3D Lenticular Print, 2012

     The Observer, “We’re not going to discuss the gender or sex of the artists involved in The Brucennial. As in previous years the show will consist of a variety of artists exhibiting work across all mediums, its not a curated group show it’s not an anointment ceremony into the art market or a codification of style. The Brucennial is a massive celebration of artists – knowns, unknowns, and known unknowns, the work they make, and the communities they build with each other.” (By comparison, women make up less than a third of the participants at this year’s Whitney Biennial, which also opens March 7.)

    Art in America interview. March 5, 2014:

Thursday, February 27, 2014

LREI Exhibition Benefit 2014

Artwork for The LREI Art Auction: March 12, 2014

LREI Art Auction Preview
Wednesday, March, 12th:  Preview:  10am-4pm
Artist Preview 5pm
Reception and Final Bidding: 6-8pm
Admission is free. Advanced Registration at

Openhouse Mulberry
201 Mulberry Street, New York, NY
Host: LREI Art Auction

Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin High School
For further details contact: Ryann Imperioli, 212-477-5316 ext.232

"Ultra Blue Shift", sm, 3D Lenticular  Print
16' x 12", Edit. of 10, 2013

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Armory Week 2014

SUITE 303 Projects
Mary Ann Strandell

Chelsea Highline Open Studio's
March 7th and 8th, 2014
Preview: Friday March 7, 2014  8pm

Saturday March 8th- 12:00 to 6pm

526 West 26th Street
Suite 303
New York, NY 10001

With new oil paintings from "The Cloud Series; Place as no Place":
"Stair Down, 60" x 48", oil on canvas, 2014
Stair Up, 60" x 48", oil on canvas, 2014
Warp (3D) with Stair study on sintra
Publishing new works from " The Continuos Wall", on-site 3D lenticular wallpaper.
From "Lemonade Spring Mash", 3d Lenticular Print as tessellated wallpaper.

Artwork for "An Unsuitable Princess"

Artwork for new "experimental memoir" by Jane Rosenberg LaForge
Pre-book Launch February, 2014. Full Book Launch, NYC April / May 2014

"An Unsuitable Princess" by Jane Rosenberg LaForge
Artwork by Mary Ann Strandell includes the cover image and
20 collaged / layered studies for 3D Lenticular Prints.

My art work for An Unsuitable Princes, responses to the bifurcated text of Jane's experimental memoir. The Pop Baroque and California Moderne are rooted in my oeuvre. WIth Jane's text I have re-configured new drawings and paintings for my vast archived image pool. They unfold as a mash-up in my hyperbolic lenticular prints, activated by the viewer through an optical lens.    Mary Ann Strandell, February 2014 


An Unsuitable Princess:

A True Fantasy / A Fantastical Memoir

Jane Rosenberg LaForge

art by Mary Ann Strandell

An Unsuitable Princess: A True Fantasy/A Fantastical Memoir tells two stories simultaneously. In the first, which takes place in Renaissance England, a mute stable girl of mysterious talents and potentially dangerous parentage finds herself punished for saving the life of the boy she loves. The second story, told through a series of footnotes to the first, is situated in the late 20th Century and explain the inspirations for the first story. An overly talkative, solidly spoiled, middle class girl muses on the social and economic phenomena the author observed while growing up in Hollywood during the birth of the hippie movement, the sexual revolution, women’s liberation, and the growth of Renaissance England re-enactments. She does not save the boy she thinks she loves. Indeed, she may have hastened his death. Even years later, the only way she can acknowledge this failure is by spinning an elaborate fantasy that becomes the tale of a wretched orphan who turns out to be a princess.

Published by: Jaded Ibid Press