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Mary McCleary poses with one of her pieces titled “Allegory of the Senses” in her home. Photo: Andrew D. Brosig


David Pagel and Mary McCleary Discuss Her Work in Telling Stories

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE!

June 19, 5 pm - 6 pm


Join Adjunct Curator David Pagel in a live-stream conversation with artist Mary McCleary, who painstakingly pieces together ordinary materials and found objects in the service of intricate collages layered with symbolism and meaning. McCleary is one of 8 artists whose work is featured in Telling Stories: Reframing the Narrativesa robust online exhibition of work by eight contemporary artists who transform their unique personal histories into participatory dramas.

About Mary McCleary
Born in Houston, Texas in 1951, Mary Fielding McCleary received her B.F.A., cum laude in printmaking/drawing at Texas Christian University and her M.F.A. in graphics from the University of Oklahoma. In 2011, she was named Texas Artist of the Year by the Art League of Houston. In 2019, she was named Texas 2-D Artist of the Year by the Texas Legislature. She is Regent’s Professor of Art Emeritus at Stephen F. Austin State University, in Nacogdoches, Texas, where she taught from 1975 to 2005.  Since 1970, McCleary has participated in over 350 one-person and group exhibits in museums and galleries in 29 states, Mexico, Canada, and Russia. These venues include the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., MOBIA in New York City, the Grey Gallery at NYU, the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, NY,  the Boston Museum of Art, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Contemporary Art Museum in Houston, the San Antonio Museum of Art, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City. She is also a recipient of a Mid-America Arts Alliance/National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship. McCleary’s work is in many public collections including those of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, the El Paso Museum of Art, the San Antonio Museum of Art, the Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi, and the Art Museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont.

About David Pagel
Parrish Adjunct Curator David Pagel is an art critic who writes regularly for the Los Angeles Times, and a professor of art theory and history at Claremont Graduate University. Recent publications include Jim Shaw (Lund Humphries, 2019) and Talking Beauty: A Conversation between Joseph Raffael and David Pagel about Art, Life, Death, and Creativity (Zero+, 2019).

 

Friday Nights at the Parrish are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor:Additional support provided by Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.

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Date:
June 19
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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Parrish Art Museum
279 Montauk Highway
Water Mill, NY 11976 United States
Phone:
631-283-2118
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David Pagel and Mary McCleary Discuss Her Work in Telling Stories

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE!

June 19, 5 pm - 6 pm


Join Adjunct Curator David Pagel in a live-stream conversation with artist Mary McCleary, who painstakingly pieces together ordinary materials and found objects in the service of intricate collages layered with symbolism and meaning. McCleary is one of 8 artists whose work is featured in Telling Stories: Reframing the Narrativesa robust online exhibition of work by eight contemporary artists who transform their unique personal histories into participatory dramas.

About Mary McCleary
Born in Houston, Texas in 1951, Mary Fielding McCleary received her B.F.A., cum laude in printmaking/drawing at Texas Christian University and her M.F.A. in graphics from the University of Oklahoma. In 2011, she was named Texas Artist of the Year by the Art League of Houston. In 2019, she was named Texas 2-D Artist of the Year by the Texas Legislature. She is Regent’s Professor of Art Emeritus at Stephen F. Austin State University, in Nacogdoches, Texas, where she taught from 1975 to 2005.  Since 1970, McCleary has participated in over 350 one-person and group exhibits in museums and galleries in 29 states, Mexico, Canada, and Russia. These venues include the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., MOBIA in New York City, the Grey Gallery at NYU, the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, NY,  the Boston Museum of Art, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Contemporary Art Museum in Houston, the San Antonio Museum of Art, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City. She is also a recipient of a Mid-America Arts Alliance/National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship. McCleary’s work is in many public collections including those of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, the El Paso Museum of Art, the San Antonio Museum of Art, the Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi, and the Art Museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont.

About David Pagel
Parrish Adjunct Curator David Pagel is an art critic who writes regularly for the Los Angeles Times, and a professor of art theory and history at Claremont Graduate University. Recent publications include Jim Shaw (Lund Humphries, 2019) and Talking Beauty: A Conversation between Joseph Raffael and David Pagel about Art, Life, Death, and Creativity (Zero+, 2019).

 

Friday Nights at the Parrish are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor:Additional support provided by Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.