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MARY MACKEY’s Treasures in the Attic

http://www.marymackeyart.com/

An exclusive opportunity to have my “unfrequented” art work available for purchase. These are pieces that have been meditating in my basement for over 20 years. This art is a private collection and has never been listed for sale. I have blown off the dust (literally) and now offer them exclusively at Etsy. These pieces are one of kind and mark the changes in my art over the last 20 years of my painting career. This is the first release and more to be released every month as we uncover more unseen works. I am offering these paintings at a significant discount compared to my usual channels of art galleries and private clients. Some of the art is from other artists during my gallery days. For my recent works there are galleries around the country I paint for, easily searchable…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 26
  • Joined March 20, 2012

Favorite materials

cotton balls, q tips, oil paints, Mylar, grease pencils, mono printing, photo etching, super 77, graphite, ink, Sharpies, collage material

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About

MARY MACKEY’s Treasures in the Attic

http://www.marymackeyart.com/

An exclusive opportunity to have my “unfrequented” art work available for purchase. These are pieces that have been meditating in my basement for over 20 years. This art is a private collection and has never been listed for sale. I have blown off the dust (literally) and now offer them exclusively at Etsy. These pieces are one of kind and mark the changes in my art over the last 20 years of my painting career. This is the first release and more to be released every month as we uncover more unseen works. I am offering these paintings at a significant discount compared to my usual channels of art galleries and private clients. Some of the art is from other artists during my gallery days. For my recent works there are galleries around the country I paint for, easily searchable on line.

http://www.boulevardfineart.com/marymackey.html
http://www.kevinbarryfineart.com/artists.php?id=27

My Biography

Mary Mackey began her career in the visual arts with a distinct focus on photography. She earned an Associates Degree from the Colorado Institute of Art and began working as a freelance fashion photographer and photo journalist. With this background in photography, and influences consisting primarily of the post-war modern American artists, Mackey’s work thus far has been exclusively in abstraction. In the mid-eighties, her interaction with Mark Lunning of the Open Press introduced her to the world of printmaking: “In the beginning, I successfully incorporated photographs as collage elements into the mono-printing process, which in turn led me to focus solely on printmaking.”

http://www.openpressltd.com/mark_lunning.htm

In 1986 Mary began traveling to Europe and moved to London in 1989, teaching and working as professional photographer. She subsequently moved to Berlin and became involved in “The East Side Gallery” the largest open-air gallery in the world, painting a section of the Berlin Wall called "Tolerance". In 2009 Mary was one of 118 global artists invited to restore the Berlin wall paintings at the East Side Gallery. This event, commemorating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the wall, generated worldwide publicity which has become the only remaining portion of the Wall and is a historical landmark today.

http://www.blakepics.com/germany/berlin/wall/DSC_1123.JPG.html http://www.flickr.com/photos/d_cherubini/4075473538/

In 1991, Mary opened the Mackey Gallery in Denver. Devoted to some of the regions great mid-career artists, the Mackey Gallery quickly became known as one of Denver's premier art galleries. After running the gallery for nine years, Mackey closed it's doors in 2000 to devote more time to her own art. Since then, Mary has continued to paint on many surfaces including Mylar, canvas, board and printmaking. Mary is represented by many art consultant firms here in the United States as well as abroad. Mackey's work has been shown in numerous exhibits, including those at the Charles Kristen Gallery in Denver, Colorado and the Karan Ruhlen Gallery in Sante Fe, New Mexico. Her art is found in a number of collections, including the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Colorado, Global Pacific in Denver and the Hotel Nikko Fukuoka in Japan.

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