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Mary DeVincentis
updated: 06/11/2010
website: www.marydevincentis.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Floating World
Cascade
Dog Pond
Spring Sky Dissolving
Break of Day
Last Bluebird
Reeds Reflected
Late Spring on Long Meadow
Golden Thicket
Body of Water
Hint of Spring
Redwing Dawn
Moon Between Branches
Upside Down World
Queen Annes Lace
 
Portfolio Keywords:  landscape, gestural, figurative, meditative, nature
 
 
Floating World by Mary DeVincentis
Floating World
monotype
2008
22 " x  30 " 
Cascade by Mary DeVincentis
Cascade
monotype
2008
30 " x  22 " 
Dog Pond by Mary DeVincentis
Dog Pond
monotype
2005
22 " x  30 " 
Spring Sky Dissolving by Mary DeVincentis
Spring Sky Dissolving
monotype
2008
30 " x  22 " 
Break of Day by Mary DeVincentis
Break of Day
monotype
2008
22 " x  30 " 
Last Bluebird by Mary DeVincentis
Last Bluebird
monotype
2007
22 " x  30 " 
Reeds Reflected by Mary DeVincentis
Reeds Reflected
monotype
2008
22 " x  30 " 
Late Spring on Long Meadow by Mary DeVincentis
Late Spring on Long Meadow
monotype
2008
22 " x  30 " 
Golden Thicket by Mary DeVincentis
Golden Thicket
monotype
2007
22 " x  30 " 
Body of Water by Mary DeVincentis
Body of Water
monotype
2008
22 " x  30 " 
Hint of Spring by Mary DeVincentis
Hint of Spring
monotype
2008
22 " x  30 " 
Redwing Dawn by Mary DeVincentis
Redwing Dawn
monotype
2008
22 " x  30 " 
Moon Between Branches by Mary DeVincentis
Moon Between Branches
monotype
2008
22 " x  30 " 
Upside Down World by Mary DeVincentis
Upside Down World
monotype
2007
22 " x  30 " 
Queen Annes Lace by Mary DeVincentis
Queen Annes Lace
watercolor and gouache on tea bags
2009
22 " x  30 " 

Artist Statement

   

Inspired by many years of meditative walks in Prospect Park, this series, One Hundred Not Famous Views, pays homage to the tradition of the Romantic landscape, a favorite subject of the earliest monotypes. I am also inspired by Hiroshige’s woodcut series, One Hundred famous Views of Edo. While adopting his concentration on a specific locale depicted in every season, hand printed and all of the same size, I have chosen to create works which offer a counterpoint to his woodcuts in terms of process, style and content. These monotypes are one of a kind, expressive, spontaneous and painted with a full palette on a single plate in a single session as opposed to the step by step, carefully planned process of creating a color woodcut edition. Where many of Hiroshige’s prints depicted panoramic views of mountain vistas and large expanses of land and water, I have sought visually to capture the everyday, the ordinary and the intimate, seeking, as Baudelaire suggests is the aim of the artist, “to distill the eternal from the transitory.”

 

Artist Bio / CV
    Mary DeVincentis creates works on paper which are inspired by meditative images,nature, dreams, literature and everyday figures of speech. Her work has been exhibited by the Kathryn Markel Gallery, Mary Ryan Gallery, White Columns, The Alternative Museum, the Brooklyn Museum and has been included in group exhibitions in the United States and Europe. It is represented in numerous private and corporate collections, including the DuPont Company, the Prudential Insurance Company and the Amerada Hess Corporation. She received her BFA, summa cum laude, from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and completed a Postgraduate Certificate Program in Advanced Printmaking at St. Martins College of Art in London, England. She lives in Brooklyn and works in New York City.