Upcoming Group Exhibition at Designer Showhouse
Holiday House NYC 2013
Opening Night Gala November 20
November 21 to December 18
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
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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
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. Full text can be viewed at:
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
VIBEexhibition 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 scène, a comedy of errors.
-mary ann strandel 11.03.2013
SUITE 303 is part of Strandell's movable studio life.
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