OTHER FRONTIERS

- Curated by Mary Maxon / The Dahl Art Center, 2011 - 

The Movable Salon and Other Frontiers takes a closer look at images and ideas that frame her upbringing in South Dakota. The exhibition was thought as a continued exploration of Strandell’s ongoing theme, east meets west. The scope of Strandell's work is a melange of European Chinoiserie, Modernist Architecture, and imprints of nature. This show also includes references to her family's childhood stories of the Dakota Frontier as homesteaders north of the Badlands, with additional works inspired by the transition in sensibility, in landscape and signage, between East River and West River South Dakota. This is a poignant transition from the eastern lakeland prairies to the rugged elevation of the Black Hills. 

Strandell’s work is a celebration of high and low art influences, seen through the vernacular of postcard collections, road side attractions, hydro-electric dams, as well as the porcelain plates her maternal grandmother painted. She funnels these disparate parts into a cacophony of works and media that look beyond the measure of time into an allegoric visual template.


 

Cherry Bridge, oil on canvas, 30x30 inches, 2011. 

 

Model Home, 3D lenticular print, 32x34 inches, 2010. 

 

Trestle, Rock, Dam, oil on canvas, 48x36 inches, 2011.

 

Banquet, oil on canvas, 36x48 inches, 2011.

 

Rifle, oil on canvas, 48x48 inches, 2011. 

 

Stoney Point, oil on canvas, 24x16 inches, 2011. Private Collection, MN.

Monkey Curve Neutra, Lenticular print, 18x 22 inches, 2011 .

 

Aerial with Other Monuments, , 48x36 and 20x20 inches, oil on canvas, 2011.

 
Nemo Trees, oil on wallpaper. 30 x 22 inches, 2010. Private collection. 

Nemo Trees, oil on wallpaper. 30 x 22 inches, 2010. Private collection. 

 
Stone Mount Pactola Lake, Black Hills, Oil on paper, 22 x 30 inches, 2009.

Stone Mount Pactola Lake, Black Hills, Oil on paper, 22 x 30 inches, 2009.

 

Blue Array, oil on canvas, 60x60 inches, 2011.

 

Monkey Light, oil on canvas, 70x92 inches, 2008-2010.

Hotel, Apple Stair, 3D Lenticular print, 19x24 inches, 2011. Edition 1/10, private collection New York, NY.

 
Grandmas’ Transfers, 3D lenticular print, 24x19 inches, 2011. Edition of 10, Collection The Washington Pavilions. 

Grandmas’ Transfers, 3D lenticular print, 24x19 inches, 2011. Edition of 10, Collection The Washington Pavilions. 

 

Apple Tree Pheasant, oil on canvas, 48x36 inches, 2011. Private Collection.

 
Badlands, August 2010, oil on paper wallpaper, 22 x 30 inches, 2010.

Badlands, August 2010, oil on paper wallpaper, 22 x 30 inches, 2010.

 

Sheep Crossing Canyon Bridge with Blue Dam, oil on canvas, 60x48 and 10x10 inches, 2011.

 
Lover’s Monkey (triptych), 3D lenticular print, 16x32 inches, 2008. 

Lover’s Monkey (triptych), 3D lenticular print, 16x32 inches, 2008.