Friday, December 11, 2015

Gallery Talk for Parallax Exhibition

Gallery Talk for Parallax Exhibition
"Constructs of Time and Space" by Mary Ann Strandell
Wednesday, December, 16th, 5:30 to 7:30pm
Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art
2004 Baltimore Ave, KC, MO  64108














RSVP:
maurawright@sherryleedy.com
or call 816-221-2626
Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art

Salon Portfolio/Miami

Salon Portfolio/Miami
With Suite 303 Projects, NYC
     Mary Ann Strandell
     New Lenticular Prints
Saturday, December 5, 2015
11am to 2:30pm

The Court Yard Apartments
1536 Jefferson Ave
South Beach, Miami, FL
Mary Ann Strandell: Blue Pool Wave/ Fragonard,
63x48", oil on 3D Lenticular, 2015

Monday, November 30, 2015

Parallax: Exhibition Catalogue

Link to Exhibition Catalogue

PARALLAX
Mary Ann Strandell
      November 6- January 16, 2016
Opening Reception: November 6th
Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art
"The Moon", detail, 60" x 48", oil on canvas, 2015
Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art
2004 Baltimore Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone:(816) 221-2626
http://sherryleedy.com/main/

Mary Ann Strandell's, Parallax solo exhibition explores the use of optics and ideas of perception in a new installation of painting and lenticular media at Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art. Her subject matter of architecture, nature, and history are considered within a utopic and dystopic contemporary canon. With painting inventions and re-considerations, she scrutinizes the use of digital tools and screens that reshape our framework of pictorial dialogues in drawing, mapping and form as a hybridity of the anaolog and digtal.
"I'm interested in the parallel constructs along different lines of sight", with crossovers of private and public space. The experience of intimacy and immensity interacting with, and making form that dissolves and reoccurs simultaneously." She activates the surface and depth of images in her painting process, as well as the moving images within the optics of the lenticular media. Relating to location, and staging, "I consider the ephemeral and transitory nature of both figuration and abstraction." 
This new work allows a “time travel” of the eye; shifting images into moving parts. Adjustments of figure/ground allow linear structures to be built or re-built, in a paradoxical descending or ascending manner- especially in the recent works of the NY @Apple Store staircase, with their vestige homage to Marcel Duchamp's stop-motion studies. The new oil paintings in Parallax converse with Strandell's complex lenticular media, shifting both of these adage systems into an algorithm with optics, that change as the viewer's observational points move. 


Mary Ann Strandell, Stairs as Ghost, 3D Lenticular 40x32"















Mary Ann Strandell, "The Moon", oil on canvas, 60x48"















Mary Ann Strandell, "Scope (Royal)", oil on canvas, 60x48"














Mary Ann Strandell, Tiki Fox Red, 3D Lenticular Print














Mary Ann Strandell, Yellow and Blue w Interior, oil on 3D Lenticular 













Mary Ann Strandell, Double Drunk (w Stairs), 3D Lenticular














Mary Ann Strandell, "The Study (with Lunaria)", oil on canvas, 36x36"

Parallax Exhibition, Mary Ann Strandell, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art

Parallax Exhibition, Mary Ann Strandell, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art








Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Bemis Auction

The Bemis Auction and Exhbition
November 11- 21, 2015

The Auction Benefit: Saturday November 21st
5:45 to 9:00pm. Get tickets in advance.
The Bemis Center For Contemporary Art, 724 South 12th Street, Omaha NE
The Bemis Auction and Exhibition
Paddle 8
Mary Ann Strandell, Bamboo Forest/Hokaaii, Lenticular Tritych, 2015

























































































Monday, August 31, 2015

Parallax

PARALLAX
Solo Exhibition Mary Ann Strandell
      November 6- January 16, 2016
Opening Reception: November 6th
Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art
"The Moon", detail, 60" x 48", oil on canvas, 2015



Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art
2004 Baltimore Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone:(816) 221-2626

http://sherryleedy.com/main/




Mary Ann Strandell's, Parallax solo exhibition explores the use of optics and ideas of perception in a new installation of painting and lenticular media at Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art. Her subject matter of architecture, nature, and history are considered within a utopic and dystopic contemporary canon. With painting inventions and re-considerations, she scrutinizes the use of digital tools and screens that reshape our framework of pictorial dialogues in drawing, mapping and form. 
"I'm interested in the parallel constructs along different lines of sight", with crossovers of private and public space. The experience of intimacy and immensity interacting with, and making form that dissolves and reoccurs simultaneously. She activates the surface and depth of images in her painting process, as well as the moving images within the optics of the lenticular media. Relating to location, and staging, "I consider the ephemeral and transitory nature of both figuration and abstraction." 
This new work allows a “time travel” of the eye; shifting images into moving parts. Adjustments of figure/ground allow linear structures to be built or re-built, in a paradoxical descending or ascending manner- especially in the recent works of the NY @Apple Store staircase, with their vestige homage to Marcel Duchamp's stop-motion studies. The oil painting in Parallax converse with Strandell's complex lenticular media, shifting both these adage systems into an algorithm with optics that change as the viewer's observational point move. 

Artist's Web Site
Parallax Exhibition, Mary Ann Strandell, at Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art

Parallax Exhibition, Mary Ann Strandell, at Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art

Thursday, July 2, 2015

#BemisPainters: 1985-2015

Exhibition #BemisPainters: 1985-2015
July 16 to October 10, 2015
     Opening Reception, July 16, 6 to 8pm
Curated by Ellina Kevorkian, Artistic Director, Residency Program

The Bemis Center For Contemporary Art
724 S 12th St, Omaha, NE 68102
Mary Ann Strandell, Vigil or The Promise of Gravity, oil, 48x60", 2008

















Link: #BemisPainters
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts presents #BemisPainters, 1985–2015, an exhibition that celebrates nearly 35 years of paintings by artists-in-residence. 

Bemis Center was established in 1981 by artists for artists, and has since the beginning been devoted to supporting the creative impulse and advocating for experimentation beyond the expectations of any discipline. Richard C. Cox, visual artist and one of the show’s featured alumni, says his Bemis residency “provided a dedicated and uninterrupted period of intensive study resulting in an important step forward in the development of my work.” The #BemisPainters, 1985–2015 exhibition will reveal – through an installation of more than 30 works of art – that painting by Bemis artists-in-residence is an ever-changing genre that eludes definition. 

These painters offer contemporary points of view by for example, incorporating other disciplines and traditions into their painting. Disparate influences and responses travel across periods in time and can be seen in the diversity of content and materials in painting, such as in the use of wallpaper by Hyun Soo-Choi, embroidery thread on canvas by Amanda Valdez, and other surface applications of paint.

The title of the exhibition references hashtagging, a form of online metadata used to assign content to specific themes. In this exhibition, the hashtag describes various motifs, themes, and painterly considerations that form a constellation of inspiration and ideas highlighting painting’s formal and conceptual possibilities.Artistic Director for Residency Programs Ellina Kevorkian says, “The allusion to internet categorization and the web’s limitless access to art research speaks to Bemis Center’s own expansive and systematized archive, where descriptive meta tags attempt to categorize and address painting’s vast pluralism.” 


-- 
Ellina Kevorkian
Artistic Director, Residency Programs
Bemis Center for Contemporary Art




Monday, June 22, 2015

Moving Wall West

The Moving Wall West, 30x192", 3D Lenticular on Dibond, 2015
Commission Installation
The Polsinelli Law Firm, LA, CA



Mary Ann Strandell, Lenticular Installation Commission LA, 2015

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  

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

CHELSEA TOUR FOR ASID NY

ASID NY Tour Of
Chelsea Studios and Galleries
With Mary Ann Strandell

Thursday, May 7, 2015 2:00 to 5:30
5:30- libations and light refreshment

526 West 26th Street, Suite 303
New York City  10001 (btwn 10th n 11th Ave)

Pre-Fab with Stairs, 30x22", 3D Lenticular














Artist/educator, Mary Ann Strandell will present some of her
paintings and  prints, as well as projects for public and private commissions.
She will discuss art rental situations, the print ethics of editioned works,
benefit auctions, and other issues in concert with collecting art,
and involvement with interior designers, art consultants and advisors.

We will visit the studio's of artist Michael Rees (sculpture and new media)
and Lowell Boyers (paintings and works on paper).
The art gallery tour includes galleries working with both emerging and
mid-career artists. They all handle and exhibit paintings, works on paper,
editioned prints, sculpture, photographs, and installation.
Galleries:
BravinLee Programs  (26th St)
LeLong Gallery  (26th St)
Mitchell-Ennis Nash  (26th St)
Mixed Greens  (26th St)
Pace Prints (26th St)

Please sign up for the tour with ASID/NY.
MIX, oil paintings and lenticular prints @studio






Friday, April 3, 2015

Views From The Beach


Views From The Beach, an Evolving Exhibition
Mary Ann Strandell, Tingley Oil, oil stix and oil, 32" x32"






In conjunction with 
On the Map: Unfolding Albuquerque Art & Design,
April Price Projects Gallery presents:

Views From The Beach, an Evolving Exhibition

April 3 - August 30, 2015
Opening: Friday April 3, From 5 - 8pm

Participating Artists in Views From the Beach:
Laverne Haper - Jeff Kreuger - Elaine Roy - Mary Ann Strandell 
Shawn Turung - Jane Catherwood Sprague - Mary Zaremba - Vasili Katakis 
Margaret Fitzgerald - Marietta Patricia Leis - Joyce Shupe - Sally Condon  
Kevin Tollman - Deborah Gavel Ed Haddaway - Allan Paine Radebaugh

Also On View in Gallery's I and III:
-MIDDLESCAPES EXHIBITION
     January 31 to July, 2015
-WHERE-WEAR: WORK BY ANN DUNBAR EXHBITION
     January 31 to July, 2015
April Price Projects Gallery 
     The Hyatt Hotel
201 Third St. NW, Suite I 
Albuquerque, NM 87102
April.designstudionm@gmail.com

Hours: 12:30 to 5:30 Tuesday -Saturday or by appointment.
Courtesy parking in the Hyatt Garage on Copper Street
Ph- 505-573-0895
Back to April Price Projects

Saturday, March 28, 2015

In Good Company

In Good Company Exhibition
Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art
Opening Reception, Friday April 3, 7-9 pm










2004 Baltimore Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64108
816-221-2626
http://sherryleedy.com/main/

Image:
Mary Ann Strandell, “Mad Man Stairs with (VA) Silver”, 27.75”x 46”, 3D Lenticular Print on Sintra, 2015
In Strandell’s recent "Mad Man Series", she interweaves a network of images from oil paintings, ink drawings and 
photos that reference some aspect of stage sets, films, museums, nature books, and modernist architecture. 
Presented as lenticular media, these hyperbolic constructions question the notions of space, archive, data, 
and meme that can be be inverted or re-asserted in the context of painting and installations. 
The interactive movement, through the optical lens, suggests segments of time; both perpetual and indefinite.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

HomeContained in Elle Decor

Strandell Artworks at HomeContained Elle Decor

Mary Ann Strandell, 32" x 212", 3d Lenticular Print-below window, 2010

Debbie Glassberg's @HomeContained, KC, MO. Photos by Matt Kocourek

Debbie Glassberg's Home Contained is stunningly designed, but it's notable not just for the careful placement of its couches or the elegant simplicity of its dining room (although both are true): Former toy accessory designer Debbie Glassberg created this 2,600-square-foot home using five shipping containers. The inspiration came after Glassberg attended the Canton Fair in Guangzhou, China, which wowed her with its sustainable and beautiful residential products (all made in China) — and with the shipping containers being manufactured nearby.
Nothing about the home looks industrial. Instead, it looks liveable and welcoming, combining the containers' metal walls, an intricately patterned ceiling, and a light and refreshing color palette. The result is playful and fun, a paradise for those who like their living spaces quirky and bright — like Etsy and Pinterest come to life. 


on left: Strandell Ink Installation. Photo by Matt Kocourek
Mary Ann Strandell, Oracle, Sumi Ink and Lenticular  Print Installation
Instgram LINK