April 14 - May 14, 2016
Saturday, April 16 - 6:30 PM
Sunday, May 1 - 4:00 PM
Sunday, May 15 - 4:00 PM
We are pleased to announce Mary Ellen Strom’s newest project, Grey Eagle.
For her upcoming exhibition Grey Eagle, Mary Ellen Strom has produced sculptures and a video with an accompanying live performance.
The video traces a violent erasure from history. It invents or posits a fantasy about women’s participation in the work-force, specifically the extraction industries of the American West. It traces the conflict caused by destruction and proposes a feminist correction. The characters transcend gender and transcend the human.
Mary Ellen Strom’s work has been exhibited in a wide range of contexts including museums, galleries, passenger trains, large-scale video projections onto industrial sites and mountain rock faces, in empty retail stores and horse arenas.
Strom produces projects that unearth submerged narratives in history, the environment and cultural discourse. Working primarily in video, Strom iterates on her subjects using the language and history of visual and performing arts. The disciplines of drawing, painting, sculpture, dance and music are the bedrock languages from which the work speaks. Strom works both in the studio and the field. Originally from Butte, Montana, she maintains a studio in Boston, MA and often pursues fieldwork in the American West.