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26th Art in Gadsden
October 24 - December 23, 2014 (Quincy, FL)


Gadsden Arts Center / Juried Group Show
MANDEM won Second Place at this exhibit! The Gadsden Arts Center's juried signature exhibition of fine art, this year representing 87 regional artists working in a wide range of media. The juror for the 26th Art in Gadsden is artist Ljiljana Obradovic-Edmiston. The opening reception was on Friday, October 24. Learn more at the Gadsden Arts Center's Website.
» Featured Work: The Trials of St. Sebastian: Cypress (36"x48")

 

Here to GO
January 10 - February 10, 2015 (Atlanta, GA)


MINT Gallery / Juried Group Show
Here to GO is a co-juried exhibition by Atlanta artists Craig Dongoski and Pam Longobardi with the aim "to make a public presentation that exposes and encourages art that is invested in defying consensus reality or the status quo with disruptive innovation." With that goal in mind, we are particularly proud to have our short pixilation film Doll (Act III) in this show. Visit the MINT Gallery website.
» Featured Work: Doll (Act III)

 

PULSE Digital Arts Festival
January 21 - 25, 2015 (Savannah, GA)


Non-Fiction Gallery / Invitational Show
Pulse is an annual Art + Technology Festival in Savannah, GA. This festival combines technology and art with creative flair and innovation in mind with programs exploring a variety of topics from digital art to computer games. The art curator this year is Keith Roberson, and we're very happy to have our transdigital paintings on display this year for the over 4,000 anticipated attendees. Visit Non-Fiction Gallery's Website.


Rape Culture
February 19, 2015 (Tallahassee, FL)


Working Method Contemporary / Curator
MANDEM is curating this juried all-media show with an up-front political agenda aimed at increasing awareness of and dialogue about the rape epidemic on American campuses and a culture that subtly encourages rape. The initial one-day only show is slated for February 19, 2015 at the Working Method Contemporary gallery (Carnaghi Arts Building). There will also be an online and in-print catalog of the show, which will serve as a long-term extension of the show's core project. Select artists will be invited to participate in a traveling exhibit to be submitted to other local (and potentially national) galleries. Learn more at www.RapeCultureArt.com.


ALT*Con
March 14 - 15, 2015 (Tallahassee, FL)


North Florida Fairgrounds / Group Show & Convention
Tallahassee's geek convention is back for a third year, and MANDEM will be there with original paintings, affordable art prints, and time to answer all of your questions! Come say hi and enjoy this fabulous event at the North Florida Fairgrounds on International Pi Day! Learn more about ALT*Con.


Feminist Art Collective Exhibit
March 20 - April 3, 2015 (Tallahassee, FL)


Oglesby Gallery / Group Show
The Feminist Art Collective of Florida State University will be presenting an art show in Oglesby Gallery, located in the FSU Student Union. This exhibit will be highly visible to the student body. More details are coming soon.


Spring Graduating Artists
April, 2015 (Tallahassee, FL)


Museum of Fine Arts / Invitational Show
This show will feature the work of BFA and MFA students who are graduating from Florida State University's studio art program. MANDEM's thesis work will be exhibited. More details coming soon. You can keep your eye on the Museum of Fine Arts website for announcements.


(Learn about past shows here.)

 

 

MANDEM is a symbiotic pair of transdigital -punk artists, Maize Arendsee and Moco Steinman, working in both digital art and traditional art mediums such as oil painting, mische technique, mixed media, and acrylics. Our themes include: mythpunk and mythology; steampunk and alternative history; cyberpunk and human-animal-machine hybrids; gothic, horror, and dark fantasy; monsters and chimeras; and queer feminist art. Important visual influences include German Expressionism; influential sci-fi fantasy artists such as Brom and Giger, and traditional painters such as Maxfield Parrish, John Atkins Grimshaw, and the surrealist and visionary movements. Other influences include James Barrie (Peter Pan), Lewis Carroll, Lovecraft and other Gothic Victorian writers; Bertolt Brecht and epic theater (also theater of cruelty and theater of the absurd); Robert Graves, Mircea Eliade, and the great mythographers of the Gilded Age; Jungian philosophy; the ancient Greek and Roman poets — especially Euripides and Ovid; and epic modern myth-makers such as Tolkein, Clive Barker, Guillermo del Toro, George Romero, and Neil Gaiman. Our work has appeared in gallery shows and we have designed album or book art for the Cruxshadows ("Dreamcypher" and "Ethernaut"), Michael Schulman ("Home"), Abney Park ("Airship Pirates" RPG), and we designed the promotional art for the Dragon*Con 2012 Horror/Dark Fantasy Track.


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