THE FLOATING BRIDGE

The economies of Landscape Series began with the exhibition The Floating Bridge, and continues as an interjection of themes from my painting and drawings.

The Floating Bridge: A 3D Print Installation

With Catalogue Essay, Here Everything is Still Floating: Mary Ann Strandell’s Prints, by William Ganis

Wells College: The String Room Gallery

Main Building, Wells College, Aurora, NY

Visiting Artist: Mary Ann Strandell

September 3 - October 2, 2008

The exhibition “The Floating Bridge” continues my interest in the collision of historic space; between eastern and western imagery layered in a tsunami of OP-art patterning. The dream-like renderings are a parallax world alluding to present day shifts of power, and changing economic values. There is a range of pieces in “The Floating Bridge”. In the earlier works I am layering my sumi brush drawings of 18th century Japanese  woodcuts with those of European royal bedrooms. In other works, my ink renditions of California architecture are overlaid with silhouettes of chandelier forms, aspects from my oil paintings, and other chinoserie vignettes. The later works involve images of social and sexual folly, interwoven with conduits of the landscape of hydroelectric dams, weirs, and emergency sirens.

The works include two large scale pigment prints, brush drawings on the gallery wall, and the trippy media of 3D lenticular prints. The lenticulars reveal layered information through a lens using photographic and digital technology. Thus, the viewer is in a constant state of looking and activating the image. These studies play with scale and repetition. At Wells College I create various groupings of the lenticular prints to coincide with the different spatial and light patterns of the gallery. Thus a dialectic evolves with these upbeat renderings of specious curiosity in a  hypnotic  floating world.


 

Bridge, Bed, Dream, 3D lenticular print on sintra, 19x22", 2007.

Pool Drip, 3d Lenticular Print on Sintra, 27x36”, 2007

Pool Drip, 3d Lenticular Print on Sintra, 27x36”, 2007

Sit Still, 3D lenticular print on sintra, 24x24", 2007.

Eros, Trios, 3D lenticular print on sintra, 14x18", 2009.

Interior Banquet, 3D Lenticular Print, 28x20", .

Lovers Monkey, 3D Lenticular Print, triptych 33x72", 2007.

Crush, 3D lenticular print, 10x9", 2008.

Bridge, Country, Wave, 3D lenticular print on sintra, 19x22", 2007.

Tiki Fox Red, 3D lenticular Print, 28x20", 2011.

Tiki Fox Red, 3D lenticular Print, 28x20", 2011.

Op Pool, 3D lenticular print on sintra, 10X10", . 

Wander, 3D lenticular print on sintra, 27x22"2009.

Interior Eros, 3D Lenticular Print, 28x20",

Conduit, 3D Lenticular Print, 20X16", 2008.

Bedroom Waterfall, 3D lenticular print on sintra, 19x22", 2007. 

Utopic Op, 3D lenticular print on sintra, 28x24", 2008.

Utopic Band, 3D lenticular print on sintra, 24x26", 2008.

Walk Sit, 3D lenticular print on sintra, 21x23", 2007.

Making Water, 3D lenticular print, 12x24", 2008.

Host, 3D lenticular print, 19x33", 2007.

 

The Floating World Exhibition, Well’s College, NY, 2008

The Floating World Exhibition, Well’s College, NY, 2008


The Floating World Exhibition, Well’s College, NY, 2008