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Mary Louise Geering
updated: 04/07/2011
website: www.marylouisegeering.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Single Butterfly #1
Single Butterfly #2
Turquoise Skirt
Olive Drab Skirt
Denim Jumper
Pink Pants
Red Rose
Vice Grip
Eight Ball
Sixty-nine
Rhinestone Butterfly
Hibiscus
Chartreuse Butterflies
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  biomorphic, obsessive, surreal, domestic, humor, pattern, repetition, spiritual, technology
 
 
Single Butterfly #1 by Mary Louise Geering
Single Butterfly #1
acrylic on paper
2008
30" x  22.5" 
Single Butterfly #2 by Mary Louise Geering
Single Butterfly #2
acrylic on paper
2008
30" x  22.5" 
Turquoise Skirt by Mary Louise Geering
Turquoise Skirt
gouache and ink on paper
2005
30" x  22.5" 
Olive Drab Skirt by Mary Louise Geering
Olive Drab Skirt
gouache and ink on paper
2005
30" x  22.5" 
Denim Jumper by Mary Louise Geering
Denim Jumper
gouache and ink on paper
2005
30" x  22.5" 
Pink Pants by Mary Louise Geering
Pink Pants
gouache and ink on paper
2005
30" x  22.5" 
Red Rose by Mary Louise Geering
Red Rose
gouache on paper
2004
26" x  20" 
Vice Grip by Mary Louise Geering
Vice Grip
gouache on paper
2004
26" x  20" 
Eight Ball by Mary Louise Geering
Eight Ball
gouache on paper
2004
26" x  20" 
Sixty-nine by Mary Louise Geering
Sixty-nine
gouache on paper
2004
26" x  20" 
Rhinestone Butterfly by Mary Louise Geering
Rhinestone Butterfly
gouache on paper
2004
26" x  20" 
Hibiscus by Mary Louise Geering
Hibiscus
gouache on paper
2004
26" x  20" 
Chartreuse Butterflies by Mary Louise Geering
Chartreuse Butterflies
gouache on paper
2004
26" x  20" 

Artist Statement

“Outfitted Bird/Snake Dialogue Series” combines references from the "Denim Appliance Series" and another series, "Bird/Snake Dialogue." The technical clothing illustrations were initially created with computer software, transferred and then painted in gouache. These images blend bold iconography with fused birds and snakes wearing skirts, jumpers, and pants designed for girls of the age that I was myself as an adolescent in the 1970’s. Historically, the bird and snake represent opposites and are often pitted against each other as natural enemies. By combining them in these drawings, I intend to illuminate the struggle and ultimate resolution of duality culminating in spiritual transcendence.

"Denim Appliance Series": This series of gouache drawings combine simulated denim and teenage fashion embroideries with silhouettes of some of my sculptures. The sculptures address a controversy of reality and function by combining seemingly incongruous forms. With these drawings I have furthered the sense of absurdity by cloaking the forms in contemporary garb. The overall perfectionist technique allows these ideas to be read as one might a billboard or a mass-produced garment on a rack, but upon close inspection it is clear that these drawings are carefully hand-painted to mimic fabric. There is no computer or collage used – they are simply gouache painted directly on paper.

Artist Bio / CV



EXHIBITIONS

2010

New York Studio School, New York, NY

2009

Art and Words, Brooklyn, NY

ArtStrand, Provincetown, MA

Sideshow, Brooklyn, NY

St. Joseph's College, Brooklyn. NY

2007

Mass College of Art, Boston, MA

2006

Nurture Art, Brooklyn, NY

Jackson Artworks, Omaha, NE

Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair, Baltimore, MD

2005

Holland Tunnel, Brooklyn, NY

International Print Center, New York, NY

2004

AAF Contemporary Art Fair, Pier 92, New York, NY.

Lake George Arts Project, Lake George, NY

2003

Mass College of Art, Boston, MA

2002

Marymount Manhattan Gallery, New York, NY

Hallspace, Boston, MA

2001

HereArt, New York, NY

2000

Brooklyn Heights Montessori School, Brooklyn, NY

1999

Richard Anderson, New York, N.

White Columns, New York, NY

1998

David Beitzel, New York, NY

1996

Mare Libertum, New York, NY

1995

The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY

1994

Venue Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1993

Bernard Toale, Boston, MA

1992

Speedway, Boston, MA

1991

Artist Foundation, Boston, MA

Akin Gallery, Boston, MA

1990

Federal Reserve, Boston, MA

Huntington Gallery, Mass College of Art, Boston, MA

1981 Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY



EDUCATION

1992 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

1990 Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA. MFA Sculpture.

1983 F.I.T., New York, NY. AAS Textile Design.

1980 Allegheny College, Meadville, PA. BA Studio Art.

1979 Tyler School of Art, Rome, Italy. Junior year abroad.



RESIDENCIES AND WORKSHOPS

2008  Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Amherst, VA.

1994 Artist in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY.



REVIEWS AND CATALOGS

2004 Playing Favorites. The Post-Star, Glen Falls, New York, 1/22.

2002 Hill, Shawn. Band of Outsiders. Art New England, June/July.

1995 The Bronx Museum of the Arts. Artist in the Marketplace, Fifteenth Annual Exhibition Catalog.

1993 Stapen, Nancy. Summer Jolt of “Anxious Art”. Boston Globe, 7/29.

1991 D.M. O’Donoghue. Intimacy on the Edge: Women Artists Show and Tell. Sojourner, April.

1991 Temin, Christine. “Intimate Perspectives”: Necessary, Inclusive, and Fascinating. Boston Globe, 4/3.

1990 Sherman, Mary. For Now, Sculpture Takes the Stage. Boston Globe, 7/19.