Friday, February 28, 2014

Brucecennial Exhibition 2014

The Brucennial Group Exhibition
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 6
March 7 - April 4, 2014

The Bruce High Quality Foundation
837 Washington Street      NY, NY
  1. "Tiki For Red", 14" x 9", 3D Lenticular Print, 2012

     The Observer, “We’re not going to discuss the gender or sex of the artists involved in The Brucennial. As in previous years the show will consist of a variety of artists exhibiting work across all mediums, its not a curated group show it’s not an anointment ceremony into the art market or a codification of style. The Brucennial is a massive celebration of artists – knowns, unknowns, and known unknowns, the work they make, and the communities they build with each other.” (By comparison, women make up less than a third of the participants at this year’s Whitney Biennial, which also opens March 7.)

    Art in America interview. March 5, 2014:

Thursday, February 27, 2014

LREI Exhibition Benefit 2014

Artwork for The LREI Art Auction: March 12, 2014

LREI Art Auction Preview
Wednesday, March, 12th:  Preview:  10am-4pm
Artist Preview 5pm
Reception and Final Bidding: 6-8pm
Admission is free. Advanced Registration at

Openhouse Mulberry
201 Mulberry Street, New York, NY
Host: LREI Art Auction

Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin High School
For further details contact: Ryann Imperioli, 212-477-5316 ext.232

"Ultra Blue Shift", sm, 3D Lenticular  Print
16' x 12", Edit. of 10, 2013

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Armory Week 2014

SUITE 303 Projects
Mary Ann Strandell

Chelsea Highline Open Studio's
March 7th and 8th, 2014
Preview: Friday March 7, 2014  8pm

Saturday March 8th- 12:00 to 6pm

526 West 26th Street
Suite 303
New York, NY 10001

With new oil paintings from "The Cloud Series; Place as no Place":
"Stair Down, 60" x 48", oil on canvas, 2014
Stair Up, 60" x 48", oil on canvas, 2014
Warp (3D) with Stair study on sintra
Publishing new works from " The Continuos Wall", on-site 3D lenticular wallpaper.
From "Lemonade Spring Mash", 3d Lenticular Print as tessellated wallpaper.

Artwork for "An Unsuitable Princess"

Artwork for new "experimental memoir" by Jane Rosenberg LaForge
Pre-book Launch February, 2014. Full Book Launch, NYC April / May 2014

"An Unsuitable Princess" by Jane Rosenberg LaForge
Artwork by Mary Ann Strandell includes the cover image and
20 collaged / layered studies for 3D Lenticular Prints.

My art work for An Unsuitable Princes, responses to the bifurcated text of Jane's experimental memoir. The Pop Baroque and California Moderne are rooted in my oeuvre. WIth Jane's text I have re-configured new drawings and paintings for my vast archived image pool. They unfold as a mash-up in my hyperbolic lenticular prints, activated by the viewer through an optical lens.    Mary Ann Strandell, February 2014 


An Unsuitable Princess:

A True Fantasy / A Fantastical Memoir

Jane Rosenberg LaForge

art by Mary Ann Strandell

An Unsuitable Princess: A True Fantasy/A Fantastical Memoir tells two stories simultaneously. In the first, which takes place in Renaissance England, a mute stable girl of mysterious talents and potentially dangerous parentage finds herself punished for saving the life of the boy she loves. The second story, told through a series of footnotes to the first, is situated in the late 20th Century and explain the inspirations for the first story. An overly talkative, solidly spoiled, middle class girl muses on the social and economic phenomena the author observed while growing up in Hollywood during the birth of the hippie movement, the sexual revolution, women’s liberation, and the growth of Renaissance England re-enactments. She does not save the boy she thinks she loves. Indeed, she may have hastened his death. Even years later, the only way she can acknowledge this failure is by spinning an elaborate fantasy that becomes the tale of a wretched orphan who turns out to be a princess.

Published by: Jaded Ibid Press


Curated by Rebecca Jampol and Athena Barat

Thursday, January 16th – Thursday, March 20th
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 16th  6 pm – 9 pm
Artist Talk: Tuesday, March 11, 6 to 9pm

Solo(s) Project House
Two Gateway Center
283-299 Market St.
Newark, NJ 07102

The Schonbrunn Palace Installation, 12' x 42', sumi ink drawing with 3D Lenticular Prints, 2014

For a full list of the artist's in the show:

Postcards From the Edge Exhibition

Exhibition: Postcards From the Edge
Benefit for Visual Aids

January 24-26, 2014
Luhring Augistine Gallery
531 West 24th St
NY, NY 10001

Mary Ann Strandell, Wave Bend Pink, 3D Lenticular Print, 5 x 7", 2014

Visiting Guest Printmaker

January 2014: Visiting Guest Printmaker

Future Arts Research
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

Mono-printing intensive at Future Arts Research:
Worked with laser cutter and for seven new Mono-prints.

Special Thanks to Carolyn Henne, Denise Bookwalter,
Fabricio Farias, AB Gorham, Allison Milham
and The Small Craft Advisory Press.

Wave As Morning, 50" x 38", mono print, 2014

Recent Acquisitions 2014

January 2014

Two Recent Acquisitions to the permanent collection of
The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
Private donation by New Mexico collector.

"Cherry Stairs III", 24" x 24", 3D Lenticular Print on Sintra, 2012

"Cherry Neutra II", 24" x 24", 3D Lenticular Print on Sintra, 2012