Monday, January 30, 2017


The exhibition BLUE explores the use of color by eleven artist in a
variety of media ranging from ceramics, painting, printmaking and fiber.
          Opening February 3 to March 25, 2017
Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art
2004 Baltimore Street
Kansas City, MO, 64108
"Ming, Deer, Crane", oil on canvas, 36x24", 2010-15
Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art

Sunday, January 8, 2017

postcards from the edge

postcards from the edge
a benefit for visual aids
january 13-15, 2017

hosted by Metro Pictures
519 W 24th Street
New York, NY

VIP preview, 5 pm $75
Artist Preview 6-8
Mary Ann Strandell, Green Dot, 3d Lenticular, 4x6

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Bamboo Forest

Mary Ann Strandell
The Bamboo Forest II
32” x 192” x 2”
3D Lenticular Print Media

Mary Ann Strandell, The Bamboo Forest II, 32” x 192” x 2”, 3D Lenticular Print Media, 2016

The Bamboo Forest IIis a 3D Lenticular Print Media Installation of four 32” x 48” wide panels. It has two premises; virtual movement of time, and embedded landscape. The pictorial plane surface is layered with abstracted linear mapping striations, and recognizable landscape images. The elongated bands of color that overlay and interweavea parralax juncture allows for a surreal sense of time and movement.  The embedded landscape images were painted "on site", in the remote canyons of northern New Mexico.
Some of the images are sumi ink renderings of citrus trees from California.
These combined forms create a rhythm and patterning that moves and pulses with the viewer’s town movement in time, through the optical lens surface. This implies a mechanism or position with in The Bamboo Forest framework that is both active and passive, distant and intimate.

Lenticular print media is made of up two software programs, archival printed output lamented to an optical lens that works in sync with the software. Over 30+ layers of images are suspended and compressed into an animated visual environment with the work of optics, software, and high end printing. I began working with lenticular as a mediated and interactive painting space in 2000.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

New York

New Large Prints and Works on Paper
In conjunction with Print Week NYC, 2016

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

Thursday November 3rd, 4th, 5th

November 3rd_ 2:00to 6:00pm
November 3rd_8:30pm to midnight(LMK)

November 4th from 3:00 to 7:00pm
November 5th from 3:00 to 6:00pm

Transit Pink Green / Trestle, 70x68", 3d Lenticular print on Sintra, 2016

Mary Ann Strandell, The Hearst Library/Lunaria, 54x40, gouache on print 2016
Mary Ann Strandell, Garden Faust, 3D Lenticular print on Sintra, 42x32", 2016


The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art
Annual Gala Exhibition and Auction
October 14 to October 28, 2016

Exhibition two artworks:
1. Tidal w Staircase, 74 x 43.5”, 3D Lenticular Print, 2014

Strandell,  Boyer Chute, 30x 40, oil on paper, 2016

Outdoor Studio site, Boyer Chute, NE, 2016

Notes on the artwork, Boyer Chute
On Labor Day, 2016 I had the opportunity to paint on the outskirts of Omaha, NE. I returned to a site that I had found 20 years ago when I was a resident at The Bemis Center. 
At that time I took many back-road drives along the Platte and Missouri Rivers, following odd junctures and finding places to stop and paint; and to consider the others; intrepide's who may have spent days, and years at such places. In 2010 I went back once again follow the water paths, the game reserves, and landscape- and ended up at the now Wildlife Reserve of Chute Boyer. 
Because my 2016 trip was short, I only had that day to execute as much information as possible about the composition I decided was worthy of peering and studying, deeply. It was extremely hot, and buggy. It was difficult to focus, as I was covered from head to toe with protective gear, leaving room only for my eyes and my two gloved hands to operate the timely possibility of this painting. My oil paints melted and oozed as I built and reconsidered this gorgeous little paradise. Some of the dripping and over wrought paint still held up within the painting; some of it I feathered back by dry brushing. I reworked again in the constant hope of sustaining a sense of drama and structure in this work that seemed out-of control. 
When I got back to my hosts Dundee neighborhood, I was able to re-work the painting further, and ultimately leave it to dry. I look forward to seeing the piece properly framed, courtesy of the Jean the framer, with the large array of works at the Bemis Center For Contemporary Art, on October 28, 2016. - Mary Ann Strandell

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts                            
724 South 12th Street Omaha, NE 68102                        
Admission and Parking: FREE                                        
Phone: 402.341.7130                                                         

Hours: Wednesday–Saturday, 11AM–5PM 
The Bemis Center For Contemporary Art


The Miniature's Exhibition
The Albuquerque Museum
October 22 to December 5, 2016

Exhibiting Three works from the Bamboo Forest Hybrid Series:
Bamboo Hybrid 5, 10x16, 3d Lenticular Print on Sintra, 2016

The Albuquerque Museum of Art
2000 Mountain Road, NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
Sponsored by :
The Albuquerque Museum Foundation 

Thursday, September 8, 2016


“Meet Us Here”, a group exhibition to experience
De Chiara Projects- Salon Space Mitte

September 12- 30

Artists: Summer Wheat, Delia Gonzalez, Rachel Urkowitz,
Lisa Kirk, Micki Pellerano, Mary Ann Strandell, Tine Steen,
Rachel Phillips, Dustin Schenk, and more.

Private View Tours begin September 12 th
Meeting Point: Central Mitte
(contact to arrange)

Mary Ann Strandell, California Dwelling, 3D Lenticular 
Surprise and discovery are the inspiration behind “Meet Us Here” the upcoming group exhibition of
international artists at De Chiara Projects: Salon Space Mitte. Everything begins with a meeting point.
Participate in a truly private view during the upcoming Berlin Art Week,
With art overload, to see, process, and experience this is an opportunity to let go and temporarily go on
an unknown art path which can be exhilarating.
CONCEPT: Only a meeting point is provided for each group, there is very little information provided
about the exhibition, the artists, or the location only once you “meet us here”, does the entire
experience unfolds. Visitors will not know where they are going, what they will see, just follow
“your” art guide. Everyone can be a guide, just gather a group of curious art goers and the
mysterious adventure begins. It is about discovery and seeing artworks on your own terms with a group of people.
Who Runs the show: The exhibition is run by the visitors, YOU and your colleagues/friends are in
charge. The initial guided tours will be led by selected guests of the artists and gallery followed up by
word of mouth promotion: tour leaders will invite and bring friends on the next tour. Each tour is
unique. Open to all, the only requirement is that you create a shared experience and bring others to
guide them through the exhibition.

Why?: The dialogue starts with the intention to have an unknown artistic encounter, a shared
experience, and discussions with others viewing the exhibition. Traditionally we bring preconceived
notions to the art context, with the exhibition text, artist images, or being guided by art expert.
“Meet Us Here” will not provide explanations or answers, but rather will invite you to see it through
your own eyes and create dialogue. Everyone has a unique entry point: themselves.

Opening Times: The space will be open flexible hours to accommodate requested
De Chiara Projects - NY/Berlin
+1. 646.339.7080
+49. 0171.414.3954