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