Saturday, August 23, 2014

Miniatures & More

Miniatures & More Exhibition 2014
The Albuquerque Museum

October 25 - December 7, 2014
Opening Reception October 25   5:00pm
Collector's Dinner October 24

The Albuquerque Museum
2000 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM  87104

ELECTRIC! Beyond Bounds Exhibition

Beyond Bounds Exhibition
October 18, 2014  7pm
Collector Tour October 14

The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art
12345 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66210

From Art Forum:

The Barat Foundation Benefit

The Barat Foundation Benefit Exhibition
Sunday, September 14, 2014
2 to 5 pm

Patricia A. Bell residence
315 Montrose Ave.
South  Orange, NJ

Lenticular Print Media Lecture

Mary Ann Strandell presents:
Lenticular Print Media Lecture
The Print Society at The Nelson Atkins Museum

Thursday, October, 2, 2014     5:pm

Lens 2 Bloch Building
The Nelson Atkins Museum
4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
"The Moving Wall" Lenticular Print, Permanent Collection, Polsinelli Law, KC




September 5, 2014 – September 27, 2014
First Friday Opening Reception September 5
Member Preview 5-6 pm
Public Opening 6-7:30 pm
Artist Talks 6:30 pm
Mary Ann Strandell’s paintings and installations feature iconic references to landscapes, architecture, popular culture, interior design, and the natural world. Her practice includes paintings that combine utopic concepts from the California Moderne with Asian- inspired Chinoiserie and three-dimensional ‘lenticular’ works, which are often large scale and site-specific. Strandell blends a rigorous studio practice with digital technology and new media. Her work is a form of Neo-Pop Baroque, at once contemporary, moody, familiar, ornate, and loaded with history.



Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Through The Looking Glass

Artist Reception May 15
Through The Looking Glass
The Gateway Projects

April 17th- June 30th
Public Artist Reception
Thursday,  May 15, 2014
6 -9 om

2 Gateway Center
Newark, NJ  07102
Curated by Rebecca Jampol and Jasmine Wahi
Mary Ann Strandell, Forest, sumi ink, acrylic, lenticular print, 2014

Art Review:


Artists Transform Vacant Office Building Into Surreal Artistic Wonderland

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chairs do not a pleasing aesthetic experience make. But this rotating series of pop up exhibitions, transforming a vacant Jersey office building into a fully functional gallery, makes us want to revoke every bad thing we've ever said about the cubicle.

The Gateway Project was founded in April 2013 as a collaboration between Rebecca Jampol of Solo(s) Project Housean art gallery and studio spaces in Newark, and Jasmine Wahi of Project for Empty Space, an organization that utilizes vacant or unusual places for various projects. Together, Jampol and Wahi curate inventive and inclusive exhibitions in The Gateway Center, a space connected to Newark's Pennsylvania Station, drawing local and international artists to the unorthodox artistic site."The space was gifted to Rebecca just over a year ago by the owners, C&K Properties," Wahi explained to The Huffington Post. "They had this space that had been vacant for a couple of years, a former architecture firm. They wanted to activate it with something productive for the community." That productive something turned out to be a rotating buffet of contemporary art, a radically different aesthetic experience from that other artistic hot spot across the Hudson River. to see more:


An Abandoned Cubicle Complex Filled with Art

NEWARK, NJ — I’ve been to so many art gallery shows in the New York City area that they start to blur. Why does everything look the same? To echo a New York Magazine piece by Jerry Saltz from last week on the uniformity of contemporary abstract art, too many artists and galleries seem to be playing it safe by putting out pieces that are too neat, too sanitized, and blandly marketable. Perfect art for that hotel lobby.
But the latest show in the Gateway Project, a series of pop-up group exhibitions in downtown Newark, NJ, put a jolt in my step. Through the Looking Glass takes its theme from Lewis Carroll’s story of the same name and delves into ideas about parallel identities, mirroring, reflection, and concepts of the self. It’s an invigorating, joyful, and an exhilarating collision of mediums, styles, and artists.
Julie Heffernan, "Self-Portrait at Gatherer" (2013), 68 x 66 in
Julie Heffernan, “Self-Portrait at Gatherer” (2013), 68 x 66 in (courtesy the Gateway Project) (click to enlarge)
The Gateway Project is a collaboration between Rebecca Jampol of Solo(s) Project House, an art gallery and studio spaces in Newark, and Jasmine Wahi and Meenakshi Thirukode ofProject for Empty Space, an organization that utilizes vacant or unusual places for various projects. (Jampol and Wahi curated Through the Looking Glass.) The Gateway Project started holding exhibitions late last year in the Gateway Center, a complex of offices next to Newark’s main railway hub, Pennsylvania Station.
Highlights of the show include two allegorical oil paintings by Julie Heffernan, a Brooklyn artist. “Self Portrait as Gatherer” is a bravura work that depicts the artist carrying a roped net filled with rabbits as dead deer are piled next to her. Behind her a mirror reflects her image and a scene with a Nazi military official, a few more men, and some dead forest animals. It seems we are standing in the same space as the men in the mirror, an intriguing touch. “Self Portrait on the Brink,” shows a silk tent on a raft about to plunge down a waterfall. The setting is a forest that seems to be inspired in equal measure by Dr. Seuss and the great landscape paintings of the 19th century. But instead of a wide open space, the forest is dimly lit, claustrophobic, and menacing.

They are beautiful paintings with rich details and textures, crammed with elements that touch on environmental degradation, consumption, and the destructive impulses of humanity. They’re also shot through with Heffernan’s particular brand of feminine, lusty, and rich surrealism. Camille Pagliawould have a field day with these paintings.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

"A Suitable Folly" Exhibition and Reading

Artworks and a Reading
Mary Ann Strandell's 3D Lenticular prints based on
Jane Rosenberg LaForge's, book, "An Unsuitable Princess"
May 7th -  May 11   12:00 to 6:00p

Wednesday, May 7th
Exhibition opens 6:00-9:00
     Jane's Reading I: Wednesday at 7:00p
     Jane's Reading II: Saturday at 3:00p

"The LA Freeway", 3D Lenticular Print

"A Suitable Folly", a series of lenticular media from Mary Ann Strandell based on the fantasy / memoir "An Unsuitable Princess" by Jane Rosenberg LaForge.
Strandell's prints (which are included in the book) will be on view in conjunction with Jane signing and reading from her memoir, published by Jaded Ibis Press.

526 West 26th Street, Suite 303
New York, NY   10001
Jane Rosenberg Laforge is the author of 
"An Unsuitable Princess: A True Fantasy/A Fantastical Memoir"

Jane's Book Tour:

"The Inverted Forest", 3D Lenticular Print

"Koenig / West Wing", 3D Lenticulas