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Where To Go From Here

Posted on August 19 2021

Still Life Crew: Where To Go From Here
A collaborative exhibition between Mando Marie and Hyland Mather
August 27, 2021 - September 19, 2021

In-Person Opening
Friday, August 27, 2021 • 5:30 PM ET
Masks required, 20 people at a time maximum capacity.
No reservation needed, first come first serve. We will have a line outside for entry.

Collect artwork by Mando Marie HERE

Collect artwork by Hyland Mather HERE

Weekend Hours:
Saturdays: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sundays: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
No appointment needed during weekend hours.

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Paradigm Gallery is pleased to present Where To Go From Here, a collaborative exhibition featuring Mando Marie and Hyland Mather, two active and unique artists with independent vision and practice that occasionally join artistic forces under the name Still Life Crew. Where To Go From Here will feature solo works from each artist as well as a handful of their collaborative pieces.  The exhibition will be on view from August 27 – September 19, 2021 with a virtual preview on August 26th and an in-person opening reception on August 27th, both at 5:30pm. RSVP is required for the virtual event.

Mando Marie primarily uses stencil and mixed-media collage to create paintings that tether the viewer to a feeling of haunting nostalgia. Straddling a line between comforting and spooky, innocence and adulthood, life and spirit, her works find a real power in opposites and duality, evidenced by her twin and mirrored imagery. 

Hyland Mather’s abstract and assemblage work features abandoned, discarded, or lost objects that have been rediscovered and made new again while maintaining an artifact-like status. In Hyland’s own words, “some lost stuff gets found again”.

Throughout their careers as solo artists on the street, in galleries, museums and fairs across the U.S. and Europe, both Mando and Hyland have developed an intensely recognizable visual language that can be seen throughout their collaborations. The blending of their two styles as an artistic duo is largely an expression of the blending of their lives together as partners. As Still Life Crew, the two artists capture the ongoing process of being alive whilst harkening back to the ever-popular art form of Still Life.

Where To Go From Here is inspired by both artists’ adoration of the ongoing tradition of philosophical ideas, random music playlists, and a desire to find balance in their works as individual artists, and as collaborative partners.   

Mando Marie 

About Mando Marie
An American painter and Stencilist, Amanda Marie has been splitting time, living and painting in Amsterdam and Portugal . She attended the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design (RMCAD) and has exhibited extensively in the US and Europe.

She creates small works on paper and larger works on canvas for indoor exhibition. She also paints large scale murals primarily in outdoor urban, or garden settings. Her use of nostalgic storybook-like imagery is an invitation for viewing allegorical and highly painterly compositions . Signature in her very graphic work is the use of children and young adults as imagery tools to deliver clever, often subtle messages that can straddle a line between comforting and spooky. Other signature and recognizable traits in her work are the common use of ‘twin imagery’ and the consistent use of vintage sewing patterns as backgrounds to inform the compositions of her paintings.

Hyland Mather

About Hyland Mather
"I make stuff from junk. I pick up messes and try to make them into something I think looks good. i use the junk from the city, I use the stuff from the field, i use the bits in the forest, and the things in the trash. I hunt, collect, and gather, but only what I need for the work, for the play. color, shape, composition. Some lost stuff gets found again."

Hyland Mather is an American assemblage artist and abstract painter, who grew up in Alaska and lives and works now, like Mando, between Amsterdam and Portugal. Best known for his use of found materials, Mather collects discarded objects and reassembles them to help them regain purpose. Mather has exhibited his work in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and public spaces around the world. Accompanying his studio practice, Mather creates murals and urban art installations in various cities primarily in the United States & Europe

About Paradigm Gallery
Paradigm Gallery + Studio® was established in 2010 by co-founders and curators, Jason Chen and Sara McCorriston. The gallery exhibits meaningful, process-intense contemporary artwork from around the world. Now open 11 years, Paradigm Gallery is globally recognized and known as a tastemaker within their greater Philadelphia arts community. As the gallery grows, it maintains its original mission to keep art accessible. Through monthly donations, free public art installations, and initiatives like Insider Picks, Paradigm Gallery continues to be a champion of small businesses and emerging and mid-career artists. 

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