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


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

Read more here:
Review of "In Good Company" Exhibition

Catalogue of "In Good Company"


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  A Group Exhibition

Bruno David Gallery
3721 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108

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 or 
at 314-531-3030. Available for Interviews: Bruno L. David and Keri Robertson

Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 10:00 AM5:00 PM
Link: Bruno David Gallery  

Tuesday, April 7, 2015


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.
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:
     January 31 to July, 2015
     January 31 to July, 2015
April Price Projects Gallery 
     The Hyatt Hotel
201 Third St. NW, Suite I 
Albuquerque, NM 87102

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