About Mary Anne
Baltimore City - Station North A&E District
Small Paintings, 2016-2017
These smaller works were completed between 2016 and 2017. Most were completed in one or two painting sessions, emphasizing immediacy and attempting to capture a crucial moment.
Squares and Nearly Squares
A selection of work created in 2014. In this series I am interested in frames, color, and contrast between flat abstraction and suggestions of illusionistic space.
This body of work continues to push a play of space and color through literal mark making and mundane, patterned materials. My paintings frame subjects that are often about looking and looking through a surface.
Studying the industrial character of my city, my work often starts from the visual obstructions found in my neighborhood--latticed garden fencing, windowpanes, and decorative cinderblocks. My paintings, like these structures, are made of intertwined bands, diagonal ties crossing, creating surfaces perforated by geometric absences. These forms provide an open system for exploring linear marks, which function as barriers while opening up portholes into areas of color and atmosphere beyond. The patterns in my paintings shift across the surface and between paintings, slowly changing as they accumulate. I use those forms as starting points, distilled into games with color, line and abstract form.
Chain Link and Blizzards
Most of this work came out of the heavy snows of Winter 2010. I was trapped at home and the backyard fence collecting snow became the impetus for this body of work.
Garden Gates, Fences, and Cardboard
Investigations of repetitive forms observed in transit or during daily life. Most work is based on pre-made lattice fencing, plastic-woven chain link fences, or the spines of cardboard.
Mary Anne's Curated Collection
This artist has not yet created a curated collection.