Mary Bogdan | Paintings, Assemblages, Prints
I've just published my first book... about my art.
A comprehensive 76 page retrospective of selected works by painter and assemblage artist Mary Bogdan, featuring 140 works of art, including combine paintings, works on paper, assemblages and limited edition prints. In the best tradition of the works of Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol.
Mary Bogdan is a gleaner… In scrap heaps of abandoned or demolished buildings, alleyways and flea markets, she finds rare treasure. Garbage. Remnants of wood and metal, books, boxes, old paintings, all that have been discarded are interesting to her.
Her work deals with obsolescence. Each “found” object has out-lived its time and has therefore been scrapped. Dead. Mary rescues and assembles them with collected items from her own past. She senses the object’s energy guiding its reincarnation to a higher purpose. Art.
Mary's unique mixed media works tells stories of passion and anger, strength and weakness, love, hate and fear.