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MFA Thesis Exhibit (2015)

These are photos from MANDEM's "Graduating Artist" exhibit at the FSU Museum of Fine Arts. Our Theotokos... and Sebastian... paintings were presented in the front of the space, behind which one could enter a"hidden circular alcove where our sculptural/collage works were displayed. This layout allowed the visitor to first approach the paintings, with their clean opaque surfaces and interest in narrative and transcendence, in dialogue with the white walls of the museum. Upon walking through the wall, there was a more interior space, concerned with the material and immanent body, primarily in dialogue with itself.

  • MFA Thesis Exhibition

    MANDEM's "Graduating Artist" exhibit at the FSU Museum of Fine Art in Tallahassee, FL (April, 2015).

    Our Theotokos... and Sebastian... paintings were presented in the front of the installation space, beind which one could enter a "hidden" circular alcove, where our sculptural/collage works were displayed. This layout allowed the visitor to first approach the paintings, with their clean opaque surfaces and their interest in narrative and transcendence, as they exist in dialogue with the white walls of the museum space. Upon walking through the wall, they reached a more interior space, concerned with the material and immanent body, primarily in dialogue with itself.

  • MFA Thesis Exhibition

    MANDEM's "Graduating Artist" exhibit at the FSU Museum of Fine Art in Tallahassee, FL (April, 2015).

    Our Theotokos... and Sebastian... paintings were presented in the front of the installation space, at the back of which one could enter a "hidden" circular alcove, where our sculptural/collage works were displayed. This layout was designed to allow the visitor to first approach the paintings, with their clean opaque surfaces and their interest in narrative and transcendence, as they exist in dialogue with the white walls of the museum space. Upon walking through the wall, one reached a more interior space, concerned with the material and immanent body, primarily in dialogue with itself.

  • MFA Thesis Exhibition

    MANDEM's "Graduating Artist" exhibit at the FSU Museum of Fine Art in Tallahassee, FL (April, 2015).

    Our Theotokos... and Sebastian... paintings were presented in the front of the installation space, at the back of which one could enter a "hidden" circular alcove, where our sculptural/collage works were displayed. This layout was designed to allow the visitor to first approach the paintings, with their clean opaque surfaces and their interest in narrative and transcendence, as they exist in dialogue with the white walls of the museum space. Upon walking through the wall, one reached a more interior space, concerned with the material and immanent body, primarily in dialogue with itself.

  • MFA Thesis Exhibition

    MANDEM's "Graduating Artist" exhibit at the FSU Museum of Fine Art in Tallahassee, FL (April, 2015).

    Our Theotokos... and Sebastian... paintings were presented in the front of the installation space, at the back of which one could enter a "hidden" circular alcove, where our sculptural/collage works were displayed. This layout was designed to allow the visitor to first approach the paintings, with their clean opaque surfaces and their interest in narrative and transcendence, as they exist in dialogue with the white walls of the museum space. Upon walking through the wall, one reached a more interior space, concerned with the material and immanent body, primarily in dialogue with itself.

  • MFA Thesis Exhibition

    MANDEM's "Graduating Artist" exhibit at the FSU Museum of Fine Art in Tallahassee, FL (April, 2015).

    Our Theotokos... and Sebastian... paintings were presented in the front of the installation space, at the back of which one could enter a "hidden" circular alcove, where our sculptural/collage works were displayed. This layout was designed to allow the visitor to first approach the paintings, with their clean opaque surfaces and their interest in narrative and transcendence, as they exist in dialogue with the white walls of the museum space. Upon walking through the wall, one reached a more interior space, concerned with the material and immanent body, primarily in dialogue with itself.

  • MFA Thesis Exhibition

    MANDEM's "Graduating Artist" exhibit at the FSU Museum of Fine Art in Tallahassee, FL (April, 2015).

    Our Theotokos... and Sebastian... paintings were presented in the front of the installation space, at the back of which one could enter a "hidden" circular alcove, where our sculptural/collage works were displayed. This layout was designed to allow the visitor to first approach the paintings, with their clean opaque surfaces and their interest in narrative and transcendence, as they exist in dialogue with the white walls of the museum space. Upon walking through the wall, one reached a more interior space, concerned with the material and immanent body, primarily in dialogue with itself.

  • MFA Thesis Exhibition

    MANDEM's "Graduating Artist" exhibit at the FSU Museum of Fine Art in Tallahassee, FL (April, 2015).

    Our Theotokos... and Sebastian... paintings were presented in the front of the installation space, at the back of which one could enter a "hidden" circular alcove, where our sculptural/collage works were displayed. This layout was designed to allow the visitor to first approach the paintings, with their clean opaque surfaces and their interest in narrative and transcendence, as they exist in dialogue with the white walls of the museum space. Upon walking through the wall, one reached a more interior space, concerned with the material and immanent body, primarily in dialogue with itself.

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    MFA Thesis Exhibition

    MANDEM's "Graduating Artist" exhibit at the FSU Museum of Fine Art in Tallahassee, FL (April, 2015).

    Our Theotokos... and Sebastian... paintings were presented in the front of the installation space, at the back of which one could enter a "hidden" circular alcove, where our sculptural/collage works were displayed. This layout was designed to allow the visitor to first approach the paintings, with their clean opaque surfaces and their interest in narrative and transcendence, as they exist in dialogue with the white walls of the museum space. Upon walking through the wall, one reached a more interior space, concerned with the material and immanent body, primarily in dialogue with itself.

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    MFA Thesis Exhibition

    MANDEM's "Graduating Artist" exhibit at the FSU Museum of Fine Art in Tallahassee, FL (April, 2015).

    Our Theotokos... and Sebastian... paintings were presented in the front of the installation space, at the back of which one could enter a "hidden" circular alcove, where our sculptural/collage works were displayed. This layout was designed to allow the visitor to first approach the paintings, with their clean opaque surfaces and their interest in narrative and transcendence, as they exist in dialogue with the white walls of the museum space. Upon walking through the wall, one reached a more interior space, concerned with the material and immanent body, primarily in dialogue with itself.

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    MFA Thesis Exhibition

    MANDEM's "Graduating Artist" exhibit at the FSU Museum of Fine Art in Tallahassee, FL (April, 2015).

    Our Theotokos... and Sebastian... paintings were presented in the front of the installation space, at the back of which one could enter a "hidden" circular alcove, where our sculptural/collage works were displayed. This layout was designed to allow the visitor to first approach the paintings, with their clean opaque surfaces and their interest in narrative and transcendence, as they exist in dialogue with the white walls of the museum space. Upon walking through the wall, one reached a more interior space, concerned with the material and immanent body, primarily in dialogue with itself.

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    MFA Thesis Exhibition

    MANDEM's "Graduating Artist" exhibit at the FSU Museum of Fine Art in Tallahassee, FL (April, 2015).

    Our Theotokos... and Sebastian... paintings were presented in the front of the installation space, at the back of which one could enter a "hidden" circular alcove, where our sculptural/collage works were displayed. This layout was designed to allow the visitor to first approach the paintings, with their clean opaque surfaces and their interest in narrative and transcendence, as they exist in dialogue with the white walls of the museum space. Upon walking through the wall, one reached a more interior space, concerned with the material and immanent body, primarily in dialogue with itself.

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    MFA Thesis Exhibition

    MANDEM's "Graduating Artist" exhibit at the FSU Museum of Fine Art in Tallahassee, FL (April, 2015).

    Our Theotokos... and Sebastian... paintings were presented in the front of the installation space, at the back of which one could enter a "hidden" circular alcove, where our sculptural/collage works were displayed. This layout was designed to allow the visitor to first approach the paintings, with their clean opaque surfaces and their interest in narrative and transcendence, as they exist in dialogue with the white walls of the museum space. Upon walking through the wall, one reached a more interior space, concerned with the material and immanent body, primarily in dialogue with itself.

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    MFA Thesis Exhibition

    MANDEM's "Graduating Artist" exhibit at the FSU Museum of Fine Art in Tallahassee, FL (April, 2015).

    Our Theotokos... and Sebastian... paintings were presented in the front of the installation space, at the back of which one could enter a "hidden" circular alcove, where our sculptural/collage works were displayed. This layout was designed to allow the visitor to first approach the paintings, with their clean opaque surfaces and their interest in narrative and transcendence, as they exist in dialogue with the white walls of the museum space. Upon walking through the wall, one reached a more interior space, concerned with the material and immanent body, primarily in dialogue with itself.

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    MFA Thesis Exhibition

    MANDEM's "Graduating Artist" exhibit at the FSU Museum of Fine Art in Tallahassee, FL (April, 2015).

    Our Theotokos... and Sebastian... paintings were presented in the front of the installation space, at the back of which one could enter a "hidden" circular alcove, where our sculptural/collage works were displayed. This layout was designed to allow the visitor to first approach the paintings, with their clean opaque surfaces and their interest in narrative and transcendence, as they exist in dialogue with the white walls of the museum space. Upon walking through the wall, one reached a more interior space, concerned with the material and immanent body, primarily in dialogue with itself.

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    MFA Thesis Exhibition

    MANDEM's "Graduating Artist" exhibit at the FSU Museum of Fine Art in Tallahassee, FL (April, 2015).

    Our Theotokos... and Sebastian... paintings were presented in the front of the installation space, at the back of which one could enter a "hidden" circular alcove, where our sculptural/collage works were displayed. This layout was designed to allow the visitor to first approach the paintings, with their clean opaque surfaces and their interest in narrative and transcendence, as they exist in dialogue with the white walls of the museum space. Upon walking through the wall, one reached a more interior space, concerned with the material and immanent body, primarily in dialogue with itself.

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    MFA Thesis Exhibition

    MANDEM's "Graduating Artist" exhibit at the FSU Museum of Fine Art in Tallahassee, FL (April, 2015).

    Our Theotokos... and Sebastian... paintings were presented in the front of the installation space, at the back of which one could enter a "hidden" circular alcove, where our sculptural/collage works were displayed. This layout was designed to allow the visitor to first approach the paintings, with their clean opaque surfaces and their interest in narrative and transcendence, as they exist in dialogue with the white walls of the museum space. Upon walking through the wall, one reached a more interior space, concerned with the material and immanent body, primarily in dialogue with itself.

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    MFA Thesis Exhibition

    MANDEM's "Graduating Artist" exhibit at the FSU Museum of Fine Art in Tallahassee, FL (April, 2015).

    Our Theotokos... and Sebastian... paintings were presented in the front of the installation space, at the back of which one could enter a "hidden" circular alcove, where our sculptural/collage works were displayed. This layout was designed to allow the visitor to first approach the paintings, with their clean opaque surfaces and their interest in narrative and transcendence, as they exist in dialogue with the white walls of the museum space. Upon walking through the wall, one reached a more interior space, concerned with the material and immanent body, primarily in dialogue with itself.

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    MFA Thesis Exhibition

    MANDEM's "Graduating Artist" exhibit at the FSU Museum of Fine Art in Tallahassee, FL (April, 2015).

    Our Theotokos... and Sebastian... paintings were presented in the front of the installation space, at the back of which one could enter a "hidden" circular alcove, where our sculptural/collage works were displayed. This layout was designed to allow the visitor to first approach the paintings, with their clean opaque surfaces and their interest in narrative and transcendence, as they exist in dialogue with the white walls of the museum space. Upon walking through the wall, one reached a more interior space, concerned with the material and immanent body, primarily in dialogue with itself.

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    MFA Thesis Exhibition

    MANDEM's "Graduating Artist" exhibit at the FSU Museum of Fine Art in Tallahassee, FL (April, 2015).

    Our Theotokos... and Sebastian... paintings were presented in the front of the installation space, at the back of which one could enter a "hidden" circular alcove, where our sculptural/collage works were displayed. This layout was designed to allow the visitor to first approach the paintings, with their clean opaque surfaces and their interest in narrative and transcendence, as they exist in dialogue with the white walls of the museum space. Upon walking through the wall, one reached a more interior space, concerned with the material and immanent body, primarily in dialogue with itself.

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    MFA Thesis Exhibition

    MANDEM's "Graduating Artist" exhibit at the FSU Museum of Fine Art in Tallahassee, FL (April, 2015).

    Our Theotokos... and Sebastian... paintings were presented in the front of the installation space, at the back of which one could enter a "hidden" circular alcove, where our sculptural/collage works were displayed. This layout was designed to allow the visitor to first approach the paintings, with their clean opaque surfaces and their interest in narrative and transcendence, as they exist in dialogue with the white walls of the museum space. Upon walking through the wall, one reached a more interior space, concerned with the material and immanent body, primarily in dialogue with itself.

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    MFA Thesis Exhibition

    MANDEM's "Graduating Artist" exhibit at the FSU Museum of Fine Art in Tallahassee, FL (April, 2015).

    Our Theotokos... and Sebastian... paintings were presented in the front of the installation space, at the back of which one could enter a "hidden" circular alcove, where our sculptural/collage works were displayed. This layout was designed to allow the visitor to first approach the paintings, with their clean opaque surfaces and their interest in narrative and transcendence, as they exist in dialogue with the white walls of the museum space. Upon walking through the wall, one reached a more interior space, concerned with the material and immanent body, primarily in dialogue with itself.

  • MFA Thesis Exhibition

    MANDEM's "Graduating Artist" exhibit at the FSU Museum of Fine Art in Tallahassee, FL (April, 2015).

    Our Theotokos... and Sebastian... paintings were presented in the front of the installation space, at the back of which one could enter a "hidden" circular alcove, where our sculptural/collage works were displayed. This layout was designed to allow the visitor to first approach the paintings, with their clean opaque surfaces and their interest in narrative and transcendence, as they exist in dialogue with the white walls of the museum space. Upon walking through the wall, one reached a more interior space, concerned with the material and immanent body, primarily in dialogue with itself.

  • MFA Thesis Exhibition

    MANDEM's "Graduating Artist" exhibit at the FSU Museum of Fine Art in Tallahassee, FL (April, 2015).

    Our Theotokos... and Sebastian... paintings were presented in the front of the installation space, at the back of which one could enter a "hidden" circular alcove, where our sculptural/collage works were displayed. This layout was designed to allow the visitor to first approach the paintings, with their clean opaque surfaces and their interest in narrative and transcendence, as they exist in dialogue with the white walls of the museum space. Upon walking through the wall, one reached a more interior space, concerned with the material and immanent body, primarily in dialogue with itself.

  • MFA Thesis Exhibition

    MANDEM's "Graduating Artist" exhibit at the FSU Museum of Fine Art in Tallahassee, FL (April, 2015).

    Our Theotokos... and Sebastian... paintings were presented in the front of the installation space, at the back of which one could enter a "hidden" circular alcove, where our sculptural/collage works were displayed. This layout was designed to allow the visitor to first approach the paintings, with their clean opaque surfaces and their interest in narrative and transcendence, as they exist in dialogue with the white walls of the museum space. Upon walking through the wall, one reached a more interior space, concerned with the material and immanent body, primarily in dialogue with itself.

  • MFA Thesis Exhibition

    MANDEM's "Graduating Artist" exhibit at the FSU Museum of Fine Art in Tallahassee, FL (April, 2015).

    Our Theotokos... and Sebastian... paintings were presented in the front of the installation space, at the back of which one could enter a "hidden" circular alcove, where our sculptural/collage works were displayed. This layout was designed to allow the visitor to first approach the paintings, with their clean opaque surfaces and their interest in narrative and transcendence, as they exist in dialogue with the white walls of the museum space. Upon walking through the wall, one reached a more interior space, concerned with the material and immanent body, primarily in dialogue with itself.

  • MFA Thesis Exhibition

    MANDEM's "Graduating Artist" exhibit at the FSU Museum of Fine Art in Tallahassee, FL (April, 2015).

    Our Theotokos... and Sebastian... paintings were presented in the front of the installation space, at the back of which one could enter a "hidden" circular alcove, where our sculptural/collage works were displayed. This layout was designed to allow the visitor to first approach the paintings, with their clean opaque surfaces and their interest in narrative and transcendence, as they exist in dialogue with the white walls of the museum space. Upon walking through the wall, one reached a more interior space, concerned with the material and immanent body, primarily in dialogue with itself.

  • MFA Thesis Exhibition

    MANDEM's "Graduating Artist" exhibit at the FSU Museum of Fine Art in Tallahassee, FL (April, 2015).

    Our Theotokos... and Sebastian... paintings were presented in the front of the installation space, at the back of which one could enter a "hidden" circular alcove, where our sculptural/collage works were displayed. This layout was designed to allow the visitor to first approach the paintings, with their clean opaque surfaces and their interest in narrative and transcendence, as they exist in dialogue with the white walls of the museum space. Upon walking through the wall, one reached a more interior space, concerned with the material and immanent body, primarily in dialogue with itself.

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  • MANDEM Art Show MANDEM Exhibit at LeMoyne.

    The LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts invited us to showcase the 2014 Emerging Artist Show, presenting a MANDEM solo exhibit in the main LeMoyne gallery. (January, 2014)

  • MANDEM Art Show MANDEM Exhibit at LeMoyne.

    The LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts invited us to showcase the 2014 Emerging Artist Show, presenting a MANDEM solo exhibit in the main LeMoyne gallery. (January, 2014)

  • MANDEM Art Show MANDEM Exhibit at LeMoyne.

    The LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts invited us to showcase the 2014 Emerging Artist Show, presenting a MANDEM solo exhibit in the main LeMoyne gallery. (January, 2014)

  • MANDEM Art Show MANDEM Exhibit at LeMoyne.

    The LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts invited us to showcase the 2014 Emerging Artist Show, presenting a MANDEM solo exhibit in the main LeMoyne gallery. (January, 2014)

  • MANDEM Art Show MANDEM Exhibit at LeMoyne.

    The LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts invited us to showcase the 2014 Emerging Artist Show, presenting a MANDEM solo exhibit in the main LeMoyne gallery. (January, 2014)

  • MANDEM Art Show MANDEM Exhibit at LeMoyne.

    The LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts invited us to showcase the 2014 Emerging Artist Show, presenting a MANDEM solo exhibit in the main LeMoyne gallery. (January, 2014)

  • MANDEM Art Show MANDEM Exhibit at LeMoyne.

    The LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts invited us to showcase the 2014 Emerging Artist Show, presenting a MANDEM solo exhibit in the main LeMoyne gallery. (January, 2014)

  • MANDEM Art Show MANDEM Exhibit at LeMoyne.

    The LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts invited us to showcase the 2014 Emerging Artist Show, presenting a MANDEM solo exhibit in the main LeMoyne gallery. (January, 2014)

  • MANDEM Art Show MANDEM Exhibit at LeMoyne.

    The LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts invited us to showcase the 2014 Emerging Artist Show, presenting a MANDEM solo exhibit in the main LeMoyne gallery. (January, 2014)

  • MANDEM Art Show MANDEM Exhibit at LeMoyne.

    The LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts invited us to showcase the 2014 Emerging Artist Show, presenting a MANDEM solo exhibit in the main LeMoyne gallery. (January, 2014)

  • MANDEM Art Show MANDEM Exhibit at LeMoyne.

    The LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts invited us to showcase the 2014 Emerging Artist Show, presenting a MANDEM solo exhibit in the main LeMoyne gallery. (January, 2014)

  • MANDEM Art Show MANDEM Exhibit at LeMoyne.

    The LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts invited us to showcase the 2014 Emerging Artist Show, presenting a MANDEM solo exhibit in the main LeMoyne gallery. (January, 2014)

  • MANDEM Art Show MANDEM Exhibit at LeMoyne.

    The LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts invited us to showcase the 2014 Emerging Artist Show, presenting a MANDEM solo exhibit in the main LeMoyne gallery. (January, 2014)

  • MANDEM Art Show MANDEM Exhibit at LeMoyne.

    The LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts invited us to showcase the 2014 Emerging Artist Show, presenting a MANDEM solo exhibit in the main LeMoyne gallery. (January, 2014)

  • MANDEM Art Show MANDEM Exhibit at LeMoyne.

    The LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts invited us to showcase the 2014 Emerging Artist Show, presenting a MANDEM solo exhibit in the main LeMoyne gallery. (January, 2014)

  • MANDEM Art Show MANDEM Exhibit at LeMoyne.

    The LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts invited us to showcase the 2014 Emerging Artist Show, presenting a MANDEM solo exhibit in the main LeMoyne gallery. (January, 2014)

  • MANDEM Art Show MANDEM Exhibit at LeMoyne.

    The LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts invited us to showcase the 2014 Emerging Artist Show, presenting a MANDEM solo exhibit in the main LeMoyne gallery. (January, 2014)

LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts (2014)

These photos document the MANDEM Art Showcase at LeMoyne's Emerging Artist Show of 2014. The main gallery at LeMoyne featured approximately 40 works by MANDEM, including several new pieces that premiered at this exhibition. (Tallahassee, FL: January, 2014).

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Event Photos: 2013-2015

These are photos from a variety of MANDEM's exhibits and other art events.

  • The Uncanny Forest (Installation)

    The Uncanny Forest was revised for this installation on the set of a movie being filmed on location in Tallahassee, FL. This installation features original paintings and sculptures. In the fully immersive version of this installation, our film "Doll" is also projected into the environment.

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    Rape Culture Art Show

    MANDEM curated this all-media exhibit, which had an up-front agenda aimed at increasing awareness of and dialogue about the rape epidemic on American campuses and a culture that subtly encourages rape. This piece, "One in Six," was located just inside the gallery doors. The title card said this: "This piece is created by you, the visitors to this show. If you, or someone you love, has been a victim of sexual violence, you are invited to participate in this memorial by putting your handprint on the wall." After the first night of opening, there were thirty handprints. By the end of the exhibit, there were over 50. Follow this continuing project on the Rape Culture Art Tumblr blog. (2015)

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    MFA Thesis Exhibit

    This photo, from the reception of the Graduating Artists exhibit at the MoFA (Tallahassee, FL), shows MANDEM, our child and adult models from the St. Sebastian series, and a long-time fan of our work who travelled to Tallahassee to see our thesis work. (2015)

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    MFA Thesis Exhibit

    Here, our fabulously talented St. Sebastian model poses with one of the paintings in this series. Yup, that's just about life-sized. (2015)

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    SIX Release Party and Art Exhibit

    The 2015 edition of SIX Magazine featured several works by MANDEM. For the release party, MANDEM curated a pop-up gallery exhibit for the artists published in this magazine. As always, "The Littlest MANDEM" (that's Kitsuko) worked hard during setup! (2015)

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    PINNACLE National

    MANDEM won Second Place at the 2014 PINNACLE National exhibit for Domestication #2: Rupture.(2014)

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    ALT*Con 2015

    MANDEM is always at home at North Florida's Geek Culture convention. This is a portion of our art display at the 2015 event. (2015)

  • Back of Beyond at Tallahassee City Hall

    "Back of Beyond," presented by the Council on Culture and Arts, featured the art of MANDEM, Carrie Ann Baade, and Jim Mazza. (September-October, 2013)

  • Back of Beyond at Tallahassee City Hall

    "Back of Beyond," presented by the Council on Culture and Arts, featured the art of MANDEM, Carrie Ann Baade, and Jim Mazza. (September-October, 2013)

  • Back of Beyond at Tallahassee City Hall

    "Back of Beyond," presented by the Council on Culture and Arts, featured the art of MANDEM, Carrie Ann Baade, and Jim Mazza. (September-October, 2013)

  • Back of Beyond at Tallahassee City Hall

    "Back of Beyond," presented by the Council on Culture and Arts, featured the art of MANDEM, Carrie Ann Baade, and Jim Mazza. (September-October, 2013)

  • Back of Beyond at Tallahassee City Hall

    "Back of Beyond," presented by the Council on Culture and Arts, featured the art of MANDEM, Carrie Ann Baade, and Jim Mazza. (September-October, 2013)

  • Back of Beyond at Tallahassee City Hall

    "Back of Beyond," presented by the Council on Culture and Arts, featured the art of MANDEM, Carrie Ann Baade, and Jim Mazza. (September-October, 2013)

  • Back of Beyond at Tallahassee City Hall

    "Back of Beyond," presented by the Council on Culture and Arts, featured the art of MANDEM, Carrie Ann Baade, and Jim Mazza. (September-October, 2013)

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    MANDEM Showcase Exhibit at LeMoyne

    On opening night, Moco poses with "Skin Horse" at the LeMoyne Emerging Artist show in Tallahassee, FL. (January, 2014)

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    MANDEM Showcase Exhibit at LeMoyne

    This dapper art patron seemed right at home with some of MANDEM's anachronistic pieces at the opening night of the LeMoyne show. (January, 2014)

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    The Museum of Fine Arts (Tallahassee, FL)

    MANDEM at the opening reception of the Summer Annual at the FSU Museum of Fine Arts with the painting Medusa, Her Word Against His, which took the first place award at this exhibit. (May, 2014)

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    The Museum of Fine Arts (Tallahassee, FL)

    The multimedia sculpture/collage Equivalent Exchange, the first piece in MANDEM's Scarification series, at the Summer Annual at the FSU Museum of Fine Arts. MANDEM's painting Medusa, Her Word Against His won first place at this juried exhibit. (May, 2014)

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    The Museum of Fine Arts (Tallahassee, FL)

    Two of our paintings were selected for the 2014 Artist League exhibition at the MoFA. (2014)

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    Southern Humanities Council Conference 2013

    The 2013 Southern Humanities Council Conference (an academic conference held in Savannah, GA) had the theme of "Boundaries: Real and Imagined." We presented our transdigital artwork in historical context with other art that has explored the boundaries between digital and physical mediums. Here, the MANDEM family sets up the art display the night before the conference. The littlest MANDEM, Kitsuko (24-months-old), is always eager to help. (2013)

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    DigiTech 2013

    In this photo, Moco mans the MANDEM exhibit table. To the right, an informational video we created to explain our transdigital process plays on the monitor. For this one day event, the William Johnston Building was "transformed into a technology playground featuring outstanding student work in applied digital innovation." As the 2012 winner of the Best in Show award (for the creative categories), this year MANDEM was displayed alongside other past recipients of this honor. Read about the arts at DigiTech, including MANDEM, in this news story.(2013)

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    February 10-26, 2012: The "MANDEM: Mythpunk Art Noir" solo exhibit at Oglesby Gallery in Tallahassee, FL.

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    February 10-26, 2012: The "MANDEM: Mythpunk Art Noir" solo exhibit at Oglesby Gallery in Tallahassee, FL.

  • Thumbnail of... MANDEM at Oglesby Gallery

    February 10-26, 2012: The "MANDEM: Mythpunk Art Noir" solo exhibit at Oglesby Gallery in Tallahassee, FL.

  • Thumbnail of... MANDEM at Oglesby Gallery

    February 10-26, 2012: The "MANDEM: Mythpunk Art Noir" solo exhibit at Oglesby Gallery in Tallahassee, FL.

  • Thumbnail of... MANDEM at Oglesby Gallery

    February 10-26, 2012: The "MANDEM: Mythpunk Art Noir" solo exhibit at Oglesby Gallery in Tallahassee, FL.

  • Thumbnail of... MANDEM at Oglesby Gallery

    February 10-26, 2012: The "MANDEM: Mythpunk Art Noir" solo exhibit at Oglesby Gallery in Tallahassee, FL.

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    February 10-26, 2012: The "MANDEM: Mythpunk Art Noir" solo exhibit at Oglesby Gallery in Tallahassee, FL, featuring 40 works of art.

  • Thumbnail of... MANDEM at Oglesby Gallery

    February 10-26, 2012: The "MANDEM: Mythpunk Art Noir" solo exhibit at Oglesby Gallery in Tallahassee, FL.

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    February 10-26, 2012: The "MANDEM: Mythpunk Art Noir" solo exhibit at Oglesby Gallery in Tallahassee, FL.

Oglesby Gallery (2012)

These photos document an early MANDEM solo show, at Oglesby Gallery. This show featured 40 original works by MANDEM, including studies for a number of pieces that would later be painted on canvas. (Tallahassee, FL: February, 2012).

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Event Photos: 2010-2013

These are older photos from exhibits and art events attended by MANDEM.

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    Valdosta National 2013

    The 2013 Valdosta National juried show at the VSU Fine Arts Gallery in Valdosta, GA, featured 53 works of art, including MANDEM's "Marooned." (2013)

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    Pride in the Arts

    This literary night and art show was part of Tallahassee PRIDEFEST 2013. MANDEM's work was prominently featured alongside other regional visual artists, while authors read excerpts from novels and selections of poetry. A special treat at this event for MANDEM fans was a special sneak-peek screening of our silent film "Doll" -- a project that had been in the works since 2008. (2013)

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    GLI Expo

    Tallahassee's first Steampunk Expo was a lovely event and we enjoyed the opportunity to meet many old and new fans of our work. (November, 2013)

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    Creative Tallahassee 2013

    MANDEM's "Skin Horse" won Honorable Mention at this show! The Council on Culture and Arts hosts the annual Creative Tallahassee exhibition to highlight the work of both well-known and emerging regional artists. Competition was fierce, and MANDEM was honored to be among the 45 artists selected by the jury. This highly-anticipated annual juried exhibition is part of the City of Tallahassee's Art in Public Places program. (2013)

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    Bauhaus Art Exhibit at FreeCon

    The 8th Annual FreeCon convention, held on the Florida State University campus, featured an "Artist Alley" with a variety of jury-selected artists and crafts vendors from around the country. (2012)

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    Unique & Unusual Art Show

    An annual family favorite! For three days, the sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tallahassee is transformed into a public art gallery featuring a diverse collection of artworks and fine crafts. This show holds a special place in our hearts because, years ago, it was the first art show to feature work MANDEM. (2011)

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    Canvas7 Art Premier: MANDEM Display

    After driving all night with the baby and artwork packed tightly into the car, we had only a short time to turn a pile of used lumber into a professional art display. Here's the result! (2012)

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    Fall Artbrary

    These four MANDEM works were selected to adorn the main entrance of the impressive 5-story Robert Manning Strozier Library. (2011)

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    DigiTech Showcase

    For this one day event, the William Johnston Building was "transformed into a technology playground featuring outstanding student work in applied digital innovation." MANDEM's transdigital paintings were given a display space of over 30 feet and we took home the Best in Show: Expression award. (2012)

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    DigiTech Showcase: Setting Up

    Here, you can see Kitsuko helping put the finishing touches on the MANDEM display. MANDEM's transdigital paintings were given a display space of over 30 feet and we took home the Best in Show: Expression award. (2012)

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    Out of Pocket

    Showing in conjunction with the 24th annual "Art in Gadsden" exhibition at the Gadsden Arts Center in Quincy, FL, the "Out of Pocket" show featured works created on a small scale. Our oil paintings (far right), "Rations 1" and "Rations 2" (4"x6", mounted on 8"x8"), were completed specifically for this show. (2012)

 

MANDEM is a symbiotic pair of transdigital 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; neo-surrealism, 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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