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Artwork in The Point

Nora Caplan-Bricker's essay 'Leaving Herland' was recently published in the latest issue of life and culture magazine, The Point, accompanied by images of Maria's collages.

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Caplan-Bricker's essay describes the feminist utopia of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 1915 novel Herland as "a world without men [in] a valley cupped by high mountains, accessible by only a single narrow path." What could be a better illustration of this fantastical realm than Maria's otherworldly artworks, basking in the glory of powerful femininity, and crafting dreamy, vertiginous landscapes from fragments of the natural world?

'Isabella' in  The Point

'Isabella' in The Point

Re-contextualising the novella in today's #MeToo climate, Caplan-Bricker's essay stages a brilliant interrogation of gender essentialism, exploring the meaning of utopia for women - and for men - in the twenty-first century.  

'Madeleine Mountains' in  The Point

'Madeleine Mountains' in The Point

Solo Show 'Hollywood Safari' at Lilford Gallery

'Hollywood Safari', Maria's flagship solo show of 2017, is on show at Lilford Gallery, Cambridge and Folkestone. 

'Hollywood Safari' is an exhibition of new original works by Maria, exploring the idea of disconnection and reconnection to nature through fragments of vintage ephemera. Spinning bizarre and dreamlike tales, these exotic and escapist collages are laced with ominous undertones, coming together in 'Hollywood Safari' to remind us of the darker side of human nature.

 

 

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Maria at Artist Residence

Concept hotel Artist Residence in Brighton asked Maria to adorn one of their beautiful Regency rooms with her collages. The eccentric and bohemian hotel distills the spirit of the city, filling each bedroom with the creative work of local artists. 

Maria's design featured images of Brighton from retro postcards, combined with Hollywood stills and exotic flora and fauna. 

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'Out of the Ordinary' at Christie's

Christie's 2016 summer exhibition, 'Out of the Ordinary', marked the commemoration of 250 years of London's iconic auction house. 

Celebrating the unusual and the unique, the extraordinary and the exceptional, the show comprised over 90 lots, selected for the intriguing stories that they told. Jungle Call and Cascadia were amongst the works selected for the exhibit, both selling at the show's culminating auction in September '16. 

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