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Mary Lydecker
updated: 09/11/2010
website: www.marylydecker.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Montreal (Las Vegas, NV)
Hong Kong (Stockholm)
Cocoa Beach, FL (Stockholm)
Nettles Island (AZ)
Aruba (Worcester, MA)
Panama City (Bladensburg, MD)
Los Angeles (Los Angeles)
Bologna, Italy (Dead Sea)
Moab, UT (Sicily, Italy)
Canadian Rockies (Hartford, CT)
CA HWY #1 (Kansas City Airport)
Mt. Athabasca (Newfound Lake, NH)
Cape Cod, MA (Willamette Dam, OR)
Grand Canyon, AZ (Providence, RI)
Oklahoma City (Shawanee National Park)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  collage, political, language, nature, landscape, memory, urban, figurative, conceptual, fantasy
 
 
Montreal (Las Vegas, NV) by Mary Lydecker
Montreal (Las Vegas, NV)
Collage
2010
5 1/2 " x  5 1/2 " 
Hong Kong (Stockholm) by Mary Lydecker
Hong Kong (Stockholm)
Collage
2010
4 1/4 " x  5 1/2 " 
Cocoa Beach, FL (Stockholm) by Mary Lydecker
Cocoa Beach, FL (Stockholm)
Collage
2010
3 3/4 " x  5 1/2 " 
Nettles Island (AZ) by Mary Lydecker
Nettles Island (AZ)
Collage
2010
4 1/4 " x  5 1/2 " 
Aruba (Worcester, MA) by Mary Lydecker
Aruba (Worcester, MA)
Collage
2010
4 1/4 " x  5 1/2 " 
Panama City (Bladensburg, MD) by Mary Lydecker
Panama City (Bladensburg, MD)
Collage
2010
4 3/4 " x  5 1/2 " 
Los Angeles (Los Angeles) by Mary Lydecker
Los Angeles (Los Angeles)
Collage
2010
4 " x  5 1/2 " 
Bologna, Italy (Dead Sea) by Mary Lydecker
Bologna, Italy (Dead Sea)
Collage
2010
3 3/4 " x  5 1/2 " 
Moab, UT (Sicily, Italy) by Mary Lydecker
Moab, UT (Sicily, Italy)
Collage
2009
4 " x  6 " 
Canadian Rockies (Hartford, CT) by Mary Lydecker
Canadian Rockies (Hartford, CT)
Collage
2008
4 1/2 " x  5 1/2 " 
CA HWY #1 (Kansas City Airport) by Mary Lydecker
CA HWY #1 (Kansas City Airport)
Collage
2008
3 1/2 " x  5 1/2 " 
Mt. Athabasca (Newfound Lake, NH) by Mary Lydecker
Mt. Athabasca (Newfound Lake, NH)
Collage
2008
3 1/2 " x  5 1/2 " 
Cape Cod, MA (Willamette Dam, OR) by Mary Lydecker
Cape Cod, MA (Willamette Dam, OR)
Collage
2008
4 " x  5 1/2 " 
Grand Canyon, AZ (Providence, RI) by Mary Lydecker
Grand Canyon, AZ (Providence, RI)
Collage
2008
4 " x  5 1/2 " 
Oklahoma City (Shawanee National Park) by Mary Lydecker
Oklahoma City (Shawanee National Park)
Collage
2007
4 " x  5 1/2 " 

Artist Statement

MARY LYDECKER

I am an artist and landscape architect.  My work includes gouache and graphite paintings, postcard collages, and landscape installations.

My postcard studies are constructed of found images. I splice disparate landscapes together to create vistas of imagined and fantastic environments.  The seamlessness of the intersection between the two landscapes – a single cut line – creates the illusion that the places are real spaces.  For example, the buildings of Hartford, Connecticut are joined to the rugged terrain of the Rocky Mountains; or a highway interchange in Stockholm is merged with a horse track in Hong Kong.  These collages compress geographic distance, yet at first glance they often appear familiar, before closer study reveals the line between distinct landscape typologies or patterns of urban development. 

Artist Bio / CV

MARY LYDECKER

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

EDUCATION

Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, Master of Landscape Architecture, 2009

Williams College, Williamstown, MA, B.A., 2004

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Peter Walker and Partners Fellowship for Landscape Architecture, Harvard GSD, 2009

Penny White Fellowship, Harvard GSD, 2008

Hubbard Hutchinson Memorial Fellowship, Williams College, 2004

Karl E. Weston Prize for Distinction in Art, Williams College, 2004

EXHIBITIONS

2010

The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY, The Wassaic Project Summer Festival

Work, Brooklyn, NY, I Heart Art

2009

Harvard Design School, Cambridge, MA, Platform

The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY, The Wassaic Project Summer Festival

Work, Brooklyn, NY, I Heart Art

Harvard Design School, Cambridge, MA, Commencement 2009

2008

Design Trust for Public Space, Brooklyn, NY, Reinventing Grand Army Plaza

Nikki Cohen Enterprise @ Tria, New York, NY, In Your Face: Portraits by Young International Artists

GSD Student Exhibition, Cambridge, MA. Postcard Studies: 2006-2008

2007

RARE Gallery, New York, NY, Benefit Auction for Artworld Digest

Harvard Design School, Cambridge, MA, Studio Works

NurtureArt Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Iteration (featured artist book)

2006

Gerald Peters Gallery, New York, NY, Summer Salon

Pure Theory Studios, Adams, MA, Urban Sprawl

2005

Produce Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, First Year Out

AG Gallery, Williamsburg, NY, Girl Memories

D & S Knitwear, Bushwick, NY, Collision Machine

Artists Space, New York, NY, Capture Childhood (dig. exhib.)

The Williams Club, New York, NY, Rathskeller

PUBLICATIONS

On Sex and Intercourse in Contemporary Fiction (Published in collaboration with Dan Rose under pseudonym, Dana Carroll). Adams, MA: Pure Theory Publishing, 2006.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Trays. “Photographs and the Development of Memory.” Spring 2008.

Artworld Digest. “unAmbiguous”, exhibition in print, March 15, 2006, front cover.

The Village Voice. “Word Salad: Dana Carroll’s On Sex and Intercourse in Contemporary Fiction,” by Ed Park, February 3, 2006, p. 71.

Umbrella. “Artist Books: Reference,” by Judith A. Hoffberg, Vol. 28, no. 2-3, October 2005, p. 54.