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LaGrange National XXVIII Biennial
January 21 - April 18, 2014 (LaGrange, GA)


The LaGrange Art Museum / Juried Show

The LaGrange Art Museum is one of the premier art museums/galleries in Georgia/Alabama -- we learned when delivering our artwork that they have one of the largest collections of Warhol paintings! We also learned that the LaGrange National XXVIII had over 1,100 works submitted, and only about 75 paintings selected, so we're especially honored to have been selected be a part of one of the longest running juried art events in the country.
» Featured Work: Medusa, In Her Sunday Best (36"x54")

 

Through Dangers Untold
February 21 - March 30, 2014 (Philadelphia, PA)


Arch Enemy Arts / Juried Show

Arch Enemy Arts Gallery describes themself as "Philadelphia's freshest new venue for the new contemporary art scene." You may have seen this gallery's shows reviewed in Hi-Fructose magazine, one of MANDEM's favorite modern art publications. Through Dangers Untold is an epic-fantasy themed fine art show, and we feel right at home.
» Featured Work: Marooned (36"x36")

 

The Grotesque
March 8 - March 22, 2014 (San Francisco, CA)


Modern Eden Gallery / Juried Show

Modern Eden Gallery, located in San Francisco's historic North Beach neighborhood, explained the nature of this group show: "The grotesque has a long legacy in the chronicles of art history. The philosophical ideas of Plato and Plotinus on horror versus beauty in the classical era inspired a resurgence in grotesque drawing and painting during the Renaissance. Directly influenced by Dante's Inferno and his particular vision of hell, many artists began considering the verso of surface level beauty. By measuring the depths of ugliness and horror through painting, artists of all ages like Leonardo da Vinci, Gustave Dore, Francisco Goya, Hieronymus Bosch, Edvard Munch, Otto Dix and more have discovered that the strength of the grotesque art form lies in it's ability to measure beauty." This is MANDEM's first show in California, so hello West Coast!
» Featured Work: The Ursury of God (Translating Theotokos) (36"x48")

 

COCA's Creative Tallahassee 2014
March 12 - May 5, 2014 (Tallahassee, FL)

City Hall Art Gallery / Juried Show
The Council on Culture & Arts hosts the annual Creative Tallahassee exhibition to highlight the work of both well-known and emerging regional artists. MANDEM was honored to be among the 47 artists selected by the jury this year. Join us for the opening reception on Friday, April 4, 2014 at pm. This highly-anticipated annual juried exhibition is part of the City of Tallahassee's Art in Public Places program. Learn more about COCA and the City Hall Art Gallery: http://www.cocanet.org/city-hall.
» Featured Work: Her Brother's Keeper: Domestication

 

Digital Artists Guild: Pixels
April 4 - April 26, 2014 (Tallahassee, FL)


LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts / Group Show

MANDEM will be among the digital (in our case, transdigital) artists being featured at the Tallahassee Digital Artists' Guild Spring, 2014 show. For more information, visit the LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts website.


ALT*Con Artist Alley
April 12 - 13, 2014 (Tallahassee, FL)

Donald L. Tucker Civic Center / Juried Show & Convention
Tallahassee's geek convention, bringing you "a world of nerds, gamers, geeks, cosplayers, otaku, goths, and punk, packed into a little convention right here in North Florida." We'll see you in the Artist Alley on Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13; doors open at 10:00am. Learn more at the ALT*Con Website.

 

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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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