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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: 2013-2014

These are photos from a variety of MANDEM's art shows and 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.

  • 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)

  • Thumbnail of Art Show Photo MANDEM Showcase Exhibit at LeMoyne

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

  • Thumbnail of Art Show Photo 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)

  • Thumbnail of Art Show Photo The Museum of Fine Arts (Tallahassee, FL)

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

  • Thumbnail of Art Show Photo 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)

  • Thumbnail of Art Show Photo 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)

  • Thumbnail of Art Show Photo Creative Tallahassee 2013

    MANDEM's "Skin Horse" won Honorable Mention at this show! The Council on Culture & 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)

  • Thumbnail of Art Show Photo 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)

  • Thumbnail of Art Show Photo DigiTech 2013

    This photo shows MANDEM's full display area at the DigiTech event. 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)

  • Thumbnail of Art Show Photo 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)

  • Thumbnail of Art Show Photo 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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  • 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.

  • 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, 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.

  • Thumbnail of... MANDEM at Oglesby Gallery

    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: 2010-2012

These are older photos from shows and events attended by MANDEM.

  • Thumbnail of Art Show Photo 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)

  • Thumbnail of Art Show Photo 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)

  • Thumbnail of Art Show Photo 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)

  • Thumbnail of Art Show Photo Fall Artbrary

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

  • Thumbnail of Art Show Photo SMART: The Sussex Mail Art Project

    This mail art project was hosted by the Sussex Artists' Co-op. Artists from around the world mailed in 4"x6" or 5"x7" works of art. Since the work was mailed as-is, not put in an envelope, the postmarks and wear-and-tear from shipping became part of the artwork itself. This image shows "Wallflower" scanned in after her journey through the post. (2012)

  • Thumbnail of Art Show Photo 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)

  • Thumbnail of Art Show Photo 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)

  • Thumbnail of Art Show Photo 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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