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Mary Angers


Artist's Statement

 Mary C. angers, multidisciplinary artist, was born in Manhattan on July 22, 1958. She has resided in Long Branch, New Jersey for the past 20 years. Working in two and three-dimensional media as well as video, television, light and computer generated work, she has shown extensively in Manhattan, New Jersey, France, California, Florida and other states around the United States, as well as doing public
artwork around the United States, Canada, and abroad.
working in a variety of media and themes she has created public artwork in laminated glass, metalworking, aluminum and metal and iron sculptures, paintings and frescoes, animated and computer generated
video and film work and projections and also light work. She has also created works in etched granite, sculpted and painted winterstone, and cast aluminum as well as laser cut metal works. Her themes are self-created, but also inherent to the sites she works on. The themes include historical
time scapes, biological, natural, cellular and otherwise scientific and earth and body related; ecologically related to the rhythms and cycles of life and events in life; and experimenting with coordinate and orthogonal space; and always related to a highly contemporary and technological view of all of the
aforementioned. In the end she tries to focus on an energy, and an inceptional moments with an eye towards beauty sometimes gone unnoticed in her areas of interest. Relating the pieces, whether it is a sculpture or a glass curtain wall to the site where it will exist is of equal importance to her body of
work. Her work has been written up and televised in states like Florida and Tennessee, as well as New Jersey and New York, including the noted art critic, Roberta Smith.

Artist's Statement

One aspect of my work is to create an energy or an active field or plane, whether that be illustrative, decorative, geometric, organic, natural, or mechanical.  In this piece I was trying to respond to the aboriginal work and to the power that it represented to me - of the woman.