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MARY DIDOARDO PAINTINGS


On the Cover (cropped): Pink Elephants, 2016 oil on panel 36 x 36 in.


MARY DIODARDO PAINTINGS March 31st – May 7th 2016


Kathryn Markel Fine Arts is pleased to present Paintings, an exhibition of new work by Mary Didoardo. Mary Didoardo creates dynamic abstractions that are formally structured responses to a complex world. Before forming complete thoughts, she absorbs her experiences and communicates them through her work in a way that is stunningly visceral. She opts to express a greater state of mind rather than intimate story-telling. Form is established in her paintings through swirling lines, textures, and colors. Her use of line transcends being just a design element. It is deeply embedded into the process, and ultimately draws the space. The gesture evokes heightened emotions and elements of time. Her panels are worked strenuously. They are heavily layered, often built up from the remnants of what was previously considered a "failed painting." The traces of the first image enrich the final version by rising through paint that is built up and scraped down again, over and over. The resulting textures deepen the sense of space and create room for a psychological atmosphere. The work is guided by the sensuality of the material until balance has been achieved. Mary Didoardo earned her BFA at Pratt. She has worked diligently and quietly in Long Island City for many years. She has been exhibited in the New York City area consistently for over 30 years. She was the recipient of the Enrico Donati Foundation Grant (2000 & 2002) and The Millay Colony Residency, Austerlitz, NY.


One Eye, 2015 oil on panel 36 x 36 in


Out of the Bag, 2015 oil on panel 30 x 30 in


Exit, 2016 oil on panel 40 x 30 in


Blues, 2015 oil on panel 30 x 30 in


Nest, 2015 oil on panel 20 x 20 in


Bloom, 2015 oil on panel 36 x 36 in


Pink Elephants, 2016 oil on panel 36 x 36 in.


Education: Pratt Institute, B.F.A., Brooklyn, NY Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

Grants and Awards: 2002 Enrico Donati Foundation Grant 2000 Enrico Donati Foundation Grant 1997 The Millay Colony Residency, Austerlitz, NY

Articles and Publications: 2014 Hamptons Art Hub: A Window into Abstraction & Non-Figurative Approaches 2004 Queens International 2004, Volume 2 Number 1 2004 The Brooklyn Rail, February 2004

Exhibitions: 2016 One Person Show, Paintings, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, NY, NY 2015 Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, NY, NY 2015 MetroCurates, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, NY, NY 2014 Markel Fine Arts Bridgehampton, Group Show 2014 Metro Show Art Fair, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, NY, NY 2014 Five Artists - Mulberry Street Library, NY, NY 2012 Diego Salazar Studios Gallery, Long Island City, NY 2011 Diego Salazar Studios Gallery, Long Island City, NY 2006 La Guardia College Atrium Gallery, Long Island City, NY 2004 Queens International 2004, Queens Museum of Art, Flushing NY 2004 AAF Contemporary Art Fair / Lifework Studio, NY, NY


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MARY DIDOARDO Paintings  

The newest paintings by Mary Didoardo will be on display at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in New York, NY from March 31st to May 7th, 2016.

MARY DIDOARDO Paintings  

The newest paintings by Mary Didoardo will be on display at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in New York, NY from March 31st to May 7th, 2016.

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