Press Release: Mando Marie - Take Me Down - STRAAT GALLERY

MANDO MARIE – TAKE ME DOWN

Exhibition Dates: Sunday May 12th – Sunday June 23rd, 2024

Opening Reception: Saturday May 11th 6 – 9 PM

Websites: https://www.seeyouthroughit.com/

Instagram Handle: @seeyouthroughit

STRAAT Gallery is pleased to announce the solo exhibition Take Me Down, by artist Mando Marie (USA, 1981), Sunday May 12th – Sunday June 23rd, 2024.

Rooted in her American upbringing and now firmly based in Europe, Mando divides her time between Amsterdam and her apple farm on Portugal’s Silver Coast.

“Take Me Down, like many of my titles, like much of my work in general, is all about multiple meanings and feelings. To be ‘taken down a notch’ is humbling. To be ‘taken down’ to the beach is a nice afternoon. The richness of meaning in a single expression or image is something I’m always hunting for. The surface is always one thing, but the ideas and areas underneath need to be multiple, complex, and authentic.” / Mando Marie

Known for her meticulous devotion to hand-drawn and hand-cut stencils, Mando creates a harmonious blend of urban edge and refined command, seamlessly merging graphic stencil elements with painterly finesse, creating a visually rich and complex language of instantly recognizable style.

Her works evoke youthful innocence with a ‘rights of passage’ sense of nuanced tension, bridging comfort with an eerie allure. Operating under the online alias “seeyouthroughit,” Mando is revered by peers and fine art audiences alike.

Take Me Down marks the first occasion of a solo exhibition by a female artist at STRAAT Gallery.

RSVP & Contact: For more information or to RSVP to the opening reception, please contact gallery coordinator Zoe Gottehrer at zoe@straatmuseum.com.

The opening reception is free to attend by RSVP.  Following the opening reception, the exhibition is included as part of any regular STRAAT admission ticket during normal operating hours.