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“IMMACULATE- REFLECTIONS OF MARY”

February 28, 2012

“IMMACULATE- REFLECTIONS OF MARY” AT MF GALLERY

MF Gallery is proud to present “Immaculate: Reflections of Mary” opening reception February 11th, 2012 from 7 PM to 10 PM.

The Virgin Mary has played the longstanding role of a mother, daughter, wife, and saint. This iconographic female figure’s influence on artists has been expressed through songs, poetry, paintings and statues throughout history. Today she is represented in film, television, t-shirts, stickers, tattoos, and even visualized on toast, allotting her a most unusual occupancy in popular culture.

Immaculate: Reflections of Mary seeks to reveal artwork influenced by the Virgin Mary. This unique collection will show us how her image has transcended from a figure in religious institutions into modern culture.

Artists participating in this exhibition hail from a variety of mediums such as printmaking, tattooing, painting, sculpture, animation, and traditional drawing methods. Artists include: Alex McWatt, Un Lee, Shannon Beal, Greg Maillard, John Russo, Dean Raoofi, Matt Ellis, Tamara Santibanez, Russ Spitkovsky, Max Kahan, Martin Mazorra, Daniel Albrigo, Eddie Peralta, Sue Jeiven, John Cebollero, Rie Hasegawa, Justin Sanz, Bruce Waldman, Martina Secondo Russo, Frank Russo, Nathaniel Shannon, Drew Maillard, Bianca Panzaram, Shannon Daugherty, and Kirsten Flaherty.

MF Gallery is located at 213 Bond St. in the Gowanus area of Brooklyn. Admission is Free and open to all ages.

Opens Saturday, February 11th, 2012 and runs through Saturday, March 17th, 2012.

Viewings by Appointment Only.

Artwork is also available for viewing and purchasing online at: mfgallery.net/Immaculate/Immaculate.html

Curated by Kirsten Flaherty and Shannon Daugherty.

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