Sculpted: Histories Revealed (2014 Exhibition)About the Artist: Mary Annella Frank's sculptures and installations refer to personal, historical or collective narratives. After attending Mount Holyoke College she continued her studies at the University of Georgia and received her Masters in Fine Art from the University of Maryland. Residing and working in Brinklow, Maryland, she has spent most of her life in the mid-Atlantic region. Her work begins with research and finishes with the fabrication of an object that embodies commentary and whimsy. Her recent work has focused on women, history and place. Frank has exhibited at the San Diego Art Institute; American University; Maryland Art Place in Baltimore, Maryland; the Asia Society in Washington, DC; Catholic University, Washington, DC; Goucher College, Towson, Maryland, and the Alexandria Athenaeum, Alexandria, Virginia. She has received two Maryland State Arts Council fellowships, and has served on the faculty at the University of Maryland, Georgetown University, and The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.
I would like viewers to connect with history and geography when looking at these sculptures. Sometimes that is the best way to grasp the importance of a place, person or event. I wish to create a piece that will allow visitors to connect with the history and character of Foggy Bottom. Remembering Andromeda uses the story of Cassiopeia (Greek Mythology) to play with the idea of the consequences resulting from bad behavior. Cassiopeia defied the gods and was punished. She drifts in space as the constellation Cassiopeia for eternity tied to a chair. - Mimi Frank