Monday, June 22, 2015

Moving Wall West

Mary Ann Strandell, Moving Wall West, 30 x 192", 3D Lenticular Print , 2015

Recent Commission 
(detail) Moving Wall West, 3D Lenticular Print on Dibond
Permanent Collection, Los Angeles, CA


Boston Printmakers Biennial

Mary Ann Strandell, Mad Man Stairs w VA Silver, 3D Lenticular Print, 2015
















THE BOSTON PRINTMAKERS
2015 NORTH AMERICAN PRINT BIENNIAL
     Selected by Willie Cole
     Biennial Coordinator: Marc Cote

     November 8- December 12, 2015
     Reception and Events November 8

The Lunder Arts Center
Lesley University College of Arts and Design
29 Everett Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Throughout the 68 year history The Boston Printmakers has upheld the highest traditional standards in the field of printmaking, while continually looking toward the future, by embracing innovative and diverse contemporary printmaking media and methods.
http://www.bostonprintmakers.org/


Sunday, May 17, 2015

Millennial Abstractions

Millennial Abstractions Exhibition
A Traveling Group Exhibition
Curated by Patricia Lea Watts

Mary Ann Strandell, Sit Still, 32x32", 3-d Lenticular Print



















Exhibition artists are: Judith Belzer, Sage Dawson, Samantha Fields, Laurie Frick, Joy Garnet, Virginia Katz, David McDonald, Jason Middlebrook, John Sabraw, Gina Stepaniuk, Mary Ann Strandell, Marie Thibeault, Catherine Tirr, Sarah Trigg, and Patti Trimble

Patricia Lea Watts: "The paintings and sculptures included in Millennial Abstractions are unlike typical abstractions that are primarily concerned with sheer contemplation of forms. Instead, these works combine both form and content with a specific intention—to explore the altered realities or environmental impacts that we face today in the beginning of the 21st century."  read more

~Organized by ‪#‎ExhibitsUSA‬ and ‪#‎MidAmericaArtsAlliance‬ Millennial Abstractions is now available to travel to additional venues through Exhibits USA, to Art Centers and Exhibition Spaces.
Please contact Exhibitions USA Traveling Exhibitions, Contact (800) 473-3872 or MoreArt@maaa.org.
Link: Millennial Abstractions 

Monday, May 4, 2015

New Paintings 2015

Studio Paintings 2015 (some)


Mary Ann Strandell, Four Tulips, 48"x48" (four canvases), 2015


Mary Ann Strandell, Apothecary, Auction High, 24x48, 2014 (sold)

Mary Ann Strandell, Tulips w Op, Oil on canvas w drawing, 2015

Mary Ann Strandell, Luminaria / Study, oil canvas, 2015






Thursday, April 30, 2015

Review in KC Star on Exhibition

"In Good Company" Exhibition
Sherry Leddy Contemporary Art
Kansas City, MO
April 3 to May 23, 2015

Review By ELISABETH KIRSCH

Mortals become goddesses at painter’s exhibit at Ward & Ward 

...Meanwhile, at Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Leedy wanted to celebrate 30 years in the business.
To do so she curated the group exhibit “In Good Company,” which includes the work of 12 artists who live around the country but who have been affiliated with the Midwest.
She wanted to demonstrate that “over time the gallery has been privileged to work with amazing artists and collectors in our community and throughout the country. We have always been in good company and that experience is the core of this exhibition.”
The show has examples of abstract and realist paintings, works on paper, drawings, prints, and sculpture.
“There is no stylistic commonality here,” Leedy says. “I trust my own instincts about artists’ works. But all the artists here are very committed about what they do.”
Leedy clearly responds to intense color, pattern, and layering. Every piece in the exhibit is also process-oriented, the result of real technical skill. She has little interest in haphazardly constructed artworks that get casually pinned to the wall, a staple of many conceptually based art exhibitions of the last three decades.
Leedy is an artist herself, and she acknowledges that “this show probably says as much about me as it does about the individual artists.” “In Good Company” resonates with a sound Midwestern work ethic and visually persuasive imagery.

The sandwiched layering of Mary Ann Strandell’s lenticular prints exemplify the sophisticated, digitized possibilities of today’s print media, matched by a maker’s vision that takes full advantage of those complexities. Strandell’s pictorial fusion of such elements as modernist interior design with rococo chandeliers and Asian figurines creates a hypnagogic effect and the end result is a dream for any would-be time traveler. She deserves her international reputation.
St. Louis-based artist Tom Huck uses a more traditional printmaking medium, woodcut, to create the wildly baroque, biographical triptych “The Muther Load, Ad Oculos, The Violation of Rhoda Rocket.”
Bawdy humor mixed with extraordinary graphic ability is typical with Huck’s art, and these huge prints — each is 5 feet tall — are a tour de force.
The art of Amir H. Fallah is new to this area, but he is scheduled for an exhibition at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art this year. Born in Iran in 1979 and now based in Los Angeles, Fallah is a sculptor and installation artist as well as a painter. He shows in Europe and the Middle East. Leedy selected six of his paintings for this show, which deal with identity and perhaps hidden agendas, as his subjects are typically covered in textiles. These pieces make one want to see more of his work.
Other artists in this show include Anne Austin Pearce, Kent Michael Smith, Caleb Taylor, Damon Freed, Jane Booth, Kiel Johnson, Larry Thomas, Mark Cowardin and Bill Hassell, who have been shown multiple times over the years at Leedy’s gallery. Together they make an impressive ensemble.
On display
▪ “In Good Company” continues at Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art through May 23. For more information, go to SherryLeedy.com.


Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/visual-arts/article18520376.html#storylink=cpy
Review of "In Good Company" Exhibition

Catalogue of "In Good Company"

Installations

Installations 2008-2014
Sumi Brush Wash Drawings with 3D Lenticular Prints

Re-Material Exhibition, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA, 2014
Re-Material Exhibition, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA, 2014
The Moving Wall, 74"x 238", Commission for The Polsinelli Law Firm, KC, MO, 2013
 









The Fragonard Room, Ink Drawing, w 3D Lenticular , SS Projects Gallery, NY, NY 2012
Model Home, Ink Drawing w Lenticular Print, The Bemis Center For Contemporary Art, 2010

















Tuesday, April 14, 2015

and/or

and/or  A Group Exhibition

Bruno David Gallery
3721 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
314-531-3030

Opening Reception: Friday, May 1,  6 -9pm
May 1 - June 27, 2015

Mary Ann Strandell, Megan Draper's LA Port, 16x16


Ann Hamilton, Near Away2014, Mixed media

Beverly Fishman, Untitled, 2015,Urethane on wood, 31 x 80

Buzz Spector, About the Author, 2014. Photo and text on museum board on aluminum, 14 x 47.5, 1/ 3







































Bruno David and Keri Robertson are pleased to present a group exhibition of recent 
works by several artists including:
Heather Bennett, Laura Beard, Bunny BursonMichael Byron, Carmon Colangelo, 
Jill Downen, Michelle Grabner, Yvette Drury Dubinsky, Beverly Fishman, Ann Hamilton,Kelley 
Johnson, Chris Kahler, Leslie Laskey, Patricia Olynyk, Gary Passanise, Judy Pfaff, 
Daniel Raedeke, Thomas Sleet, Buzz Spector, Mary Ann Strandell, Monika Wulfers, and others.

With the reopening of the renovated Pulitzer Arts Foundation, designed by Tadao Ando - 
Bruno David Gallery commemorates and celebrates this occasion with the "and/or" exhibition launch.
The exhibition,  brings together of works by artists from St. Louis and beyond who have been involved 
in various ways with the Pulitzer’s diverse range of artistic and community activities over the years. The
exhibit’s title incorporates the architect’s name while the typographic slash suggests the physical proximity of  Bruno David Gallery and the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, diagonally across the street. The "or" in the title connects the alternative and adjacent terms for art making; both as an institution and an endeavor to explore.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Bruno David Gallery Publications is publishing a catalogue on the exhibition.
For visuals and further information, please contact the gallery at info@brunodavidgallery.com or 
at 314-531-3030. Available for Interviews: Bruno L. David and Keri Robertson

Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 10:00 AM5:00 PM info@brunodavidgallery.com
Link: Bruno David Gallery