Monday, November 25, 2013

The Barat Foundation Exhibition and Benefit

The Barat Foundation
Group Exhibition and Benefit
Gallery 1 Gateway 1
Newark, NJ 07102

Sunday November 24, 2013

"Monkey / Usonian", 3D Lenticular on Sintra. U/I, 2012

Barat Foundation: p:  973-353-0003

Sunday, November 17, 2013

NYC November 20- December 18, 2013

Upcoming Group Exhibition at Designer Showhouse
Holiday House NYC 2013
Opening Night Gala November 20
November 21 to December 18

Holiday House
The Academy Mansion
2 East 63rd Street

  At James Rixner Design:
  Mary Ann Strandell, "Koenig with Oracle II,  58"x 40", ink drawing on pigment print, 2013

Founded by Evelyn Lauder in 1993, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF), along with breast cancer survivors and advocates will unite to create a designer showhouse benefiting Breast Cancer Research.
Traditional Home® Magazine will serve as the national media sponsor of Holiday House NYC 2013
Holiday House NYC 2013 will be open to the public every Tuesday through Sunday from November 21 - December 18.The Opening Night Gala is November 20, 2013. 
The showhouse will be held in the historic Academy Mansion at 2 East 63rd Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues

Kansas City Press

Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO
November 11, 2013

Commissioned Installation for The Polsinelli Law Firm
Artist: Mary Ann Strandell

Mary Ann Strandell, "The Moving Wall" 3D Lenticular Installation


After a long struggle, Plaza Vista is open near the Plaza

Looking east from the ninth-floor terrace off the new Polsinelli board room at Plaza Vista, Russ Welsh was savoring the million-dollar view down 48th Street into the Country Club Plaza.

And on a recent chilly November morning, the law firm’s chairman had reason to celebrate.
After two years of construction, it was finally time to enjoy the crisply modern 10-story office tower, its muted contemporary interior brightened by 150 works of art and pierced by a hickory-trimmed spiral staircase dizzily descending from the eighth floor to the second.
The firm’s 450 local employees recently had completed their move from two buildings. The 132-room Hotel Sorella had just opened on the south side of the Plaza Vista development, and all was ready for the final flourish scheduled for today, the formal opening of Polsinelli’s offices.
“It’s been a long time coming but well worth the wait,” Welsh said.
noted :
The ninth floor also is the visitors lobby, and a 21-foot-long artwork by Mary Ann Strandell of New York titled “The Moving Wall” graces one wall. It’s a multilayer painting that’s one of 150 pieces decorating the building, most of them by Kansas City artists. About a dozen were commissioned for the new building.

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VIBE Exhibition Press, November 2013

VIBE Exhibition Press
November , 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


SUITE 303 presents:
V I B E 
A pop-up exhibition organized by Mary Ann Strandell

Artists: Carla Gannis, Joy Garnett, Paul Loughney, Michael Rees 
Friday November 8, 2013 6-10pm
Saturday November 9, Brunch 10:30am . Open to 6pm


VIBE exhibition is a grouping of four artists whose work exemplifies a vibration of change and experimentation. These works are utterances in the field of their working practice. Their various configurations of media combine modalities of collage, sumi ink, digital printing, 3D printing, augmented reality and new media. Inspired by the prospect of extending my conversation with other artists' work within a studio salon, this show brings an intimate conversation between works into actual experience, a vibe of sorts  (as opposed to a representation: the blogosphere). VIBE is the first pop-up show organized in the studio/suite of artist Mary Ann Strandell. 

Carla Gannis's work invites the audience to look into the space of our unconscious self. It's a fleeting measure, a spatial dynamic in velocity and it's impossible stasis. In her piece, Re(presented) Oct 09 [Tortoise Shell Glasses], the corporal self has a blurred presence mediated and momentarily grounded in the drawing's gaze.The tortoise shell glasses place the audience in real time while the techno-color op motion allows us to traverse into a hyperspace, a 21st century platonic environment.

Joy Garnett 's series of ink washes interweave the machine of culture with lyrical gestures about industrial feats as far-reaching as the controversial Three River Gorges Dam in China. Garnet uses an ancient chinese painting technique to adress a painful contemporary and political reality. Her responses to a stream of internet sourced images are piqued as facts are abused in a metaphorical play. The paintings further subvert this dynamic through her luscious use of ink and oil painting.

Paul Loughney's collage and montage studies carve out a mediated space that is both eerie and gorgeous. It is like anticipating the outcome of an Alfred Hitchcock film. The audience knows and recognizes the place, the pulp, the lighting, and yet Loughney turns the dial enough and places us in a mis-reality between some very private thought and an unforeseen outcome.

Michael Rees's augmented reality works combine physical sculpture, printed image, 3d rendering, and an interactive app to form a sculptural drawing that brings the audience into a complex semiotic. The confluence of contrasting images read as paradoxical signage with a diagrammatic use of dark humor. With iPhone in hand, a kinetic shift of the virtual space overlaps the target image: two distinct image groups form a conflicting mis en scรจne, a comedy of errors.

-mary ann strandel 11.03.2013

SUITE 303 is part of Strandell's movable studio life.

VIBE Exhibition _Installation Nov.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Miniature Exhibition, The Albuquerque Museum

The Miniatures and More Exhibition
October 26 - December 5, 2013

Opening Reception: October 26   6-9pm
Second Reception: November 21 5:30 to 9pm

The Albuquerque Museum

2000 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
(505) 242-4600

Mary Ann Strandell: Three works

Mary Ann Strandell, Orient Blue with Stairs, 17"x 13", Lenticular Print

Mary Ann Strandell, Orient Blue with Monkey, 17"x 13", Lenticular Print 

The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art

The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art
Benefit Exhibition
October 12 to October 26, 2013

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
724 South 12th Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68102

Mary Ann Strandell
Red Wave
45" x 34"
3D Lenticular Print on Sintra
edit. 2/5
Mary Ann Strandell, Red Wave, 2013

Urban Suburban Exhibition September 1 to October 26, 2013

Urban Suburban Exhibit and Benefit
September 1 to October 26, 2013

Kansas City Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art
Epsten Gallery | Museum Without Walls | ARTicipation
5500 West 123rd Street (at 123rd & Nall Avenue)
Overland Park, KS 66209

Mary Ann Strandell, Orange Wave, 24 x 30", 3D Lenticular Print on Sintra, 2013 edit. 2/5

"The Moving Wall" Commission for The Polsinelli Law Firm, Kansas City, MO 2013


Mary Ann Strandell
The Moving Wall
74" x 234" , 3D Lenticular Print on Sintra
Commissioned by The Polsinelli Law Firm,
Kansas City, MO. Installed September 2013

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Collecting in the Cross Roads: Works from The Haenisch Collection

Upcoming Group Exhibition: Opening Friday, June 7, 2013, Kansas City, MO

Mary Ann Strandell"Plaid Orange", 44"x 44", 3D Lenticular Print on Sintra, 2006
Collecting in the Cross Roads
Works from The Haenisch Collection

June 7 to July 26, 2013

Opening Event: June 7,  4:00 to 6:00pm

Commerce Bank Building
1000 Walnut Street  Suite 211
Kansas City, MO  64108

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

ART for CLARE 2013

Poly Wave Wide, 16x20", 3D lenticular print, 2013

2525 Michigan Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Opening Reception: June 2nd 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Exhibition: In The Zone

Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 22nd, 6-9 PM

Station Independent Projects
164 Suffolk Street 
New York, NY 10002

May 22nd — June 23rd, 2013

In The Zone - Opening Reception: May 22nd, 6-9PM. Curated
by David Gibson and featuring artists: Jenny Carpenter, Carrie Elston Tunick,
Marcella Hackbardt, Sandy Litchfield, Karen Marston, 
 Rachelle Mozman,
Julie Schenkelberg and Mary Ann Strandell.

This exhibition explores the various emotional territories that have become a popular way of expressing who we are, and how we live, at any given moment. Zones, which began to be used in the mainstream press, became popular after WWII ("Occupation Zones") and the Korean War (Demilitarized Zone”) when it became necessary to demarcate areas along a boundary that were either shared by many groups or were summarily off-limits to any one group. It existed previously in areas of study such as Geography and Sports. This particular version refers to an athlete who is so immersed in the moment, that like an actor he ceases to be a person and becomes a cog in system of ultimate purpose.
Being "in the moment" is a quality of experience common to artists; beyond mere dedication to craft or idiosyncratic vision, it becomes necessary to project our immersion in subject matter, background context, and formal intentions so that the spectator can share in our degree of portent equally. The artwork will infect them, creating a state of contingency between its own qualities an aspect of their own experience. They may walk away bemused or challenged, but in the end they will have had their own moment; they will have been transported to a new zone. The strongest art does this well.
—David Gibson, Cura
Station Independent Projects

Leah Oates, Gallery Director 
164 Suffolk Street
New York, NY 10002

t: 917.698.2012
Open: Thurs-Sun: Noon-6PM and by appointment.
Via the F at Delancey St, and the J/M/Z at Essex St.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Exhibition: Cloud

Hinge, 48x36", oil on canvas, 2012-2013

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 18, 6-9PM
Deborah Colton Gallery   
2445 North Boulevard     
Houston, TX 77098    

Deborah Colton Gallery is pleased to announce Cloud, a solo exhibition project of recent works by Mary Ann Strandell. Cloud showcases on central oil painting and a series of 3D lenticular prints. The artist's 2009  solo exhibition, Between Plane and Perception,  at Deborah Colton was featured in Paper CIty magazine by Catherine Anspon highlighting  Strandell's innovative use of lenticular media. Strandell's work was first seen at Deborah Colton Gallery in 2004 group exhibition Touch and Temperature: Art in the Age of Cybernetic Totalism, curated by New York artist Michael Rees. 

Cloud exhibition explores permutations and experience of Cloud technology. In both an analogue and digital framework. These new works undertake an analytic/romantic relation to the iconic Apple store staircase. The oil painting Hinge, has ghostly elegance of this highly designed structured place. 

Strandell's Lenticular prints have a futuristic Op element. In both Poly Waves and her architectural studies, the abstraction of these forms are activated by the viewer, allowing certain aspects of the work to move with the action of it's audience.  In the traditional medium 
of oil, these works find their place in the larger terrain of our imagination.

Mary Ann Strandell writes, "My work reconfigures storied culture as we experience nature, architecture and technology.  The recent series examines the concept of cloud computing- figuratively, metaphorically, and it's larger implications as a repository of data. I'm interested in how we navigate the spaces of time and history through painting and with the hyperbolic media of lenticular prints.

Deborah Colton gallery is founded on being as innovative showcase for ongoing presentation and promotion of strong historical and visionary contemporary artists world-wide. Their diverse practices include painting, works on paper, sculpture, video, photography, performance and conceptual, future media installations. The gallery aspires to provide a forum through connecting Texas, national and international artists to garner positive change. 

Mary Ann Strandell has exhibited widely in the US, as well as in Europe, Japan, Mexico and the Middle East. Her upcoming shows include IN THE ZONE, curated by David Gibson at Independent Station Gallery, New York CIty, as well as  CLOUD, a solo exhibition with The Deborah Colton Gallery in Houston, TX.
She is represented in the collections of Fidelity Inc. London, Time Equity NY, Hallmark Corporation, Sprint and H & R Block in Kansas City, MO, Brandies Investments, La Jolla, CA, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, as well as The Nelson Atkins Museum and several museum collections in the US. She has exhibited at the Art Paris Abu Dhabi Art Fair, and FIAC Paris. Her awards include the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Fellowship Award, an Art Omi International Residency, Arts Midwest National Endowment for the Arts Visual Arts Fellowship for Painting, and the Artworks Fund, Arts Midwest NEA in 1997, 1998 and 1999.

Strandell’s work has been reviewed in the New Yorker and the Village Voice, Art Critical, Art Papers, and The St. Louis Post Dispatch, and many more.  She is represented by Deborah Colton, Houston, TX, and Milo and Mclean, Los Angeles, and Joy Reed Belt, Oklahoma City, OK. She has taught and lectured through out the US for 20 years. Strandell received her BFA from the University of South Dakota, a Fellowship from Tamarind Institute, NM, her MA and MFA is from the University of New Mexico.  She lives and works in the New York City area.

Arc/ Twirl, 20x 15", 3D Lenticular Print, 2012
Two Neutras, 11" x 14", 3D Lenticular Print, 2011

Orange Wave, 25 x 32, 3D Lenticular Print, 2013
Stairs_Pre_Fab, 22” x 18”,Lenticular Print, 2010
 Mary Ann Strandell, Poly Wave Wide, 16x 20, 3D Lenticular Print, 2013

Siding, 22x19, Lentiuclar print on Sintra, 2012

Blue Wave (Warp), 16 x 14, Lenticular Print, 2013