Individual Pieces from various Group Shows or personal exhibits
The following was my first Solo Exhibition!
Follow Your Heart presents MARY-MARGARET STRATTON, “Atomic Repast,” Recent Paintings ~ July 3 – July 31, 2002
Follow Your Heart presents its first solo exhibition of Los Angeles artist Mary-Margaret Stratton. This exhibit runs Wednesday, July 3 through Wednesday, July 31 at Follow Your Heart, located at 21825 Sherman Way, just east of Topanga Canyon in Canoga Park. The store, restaurant and gallery are open every day from 8 am – 9 pm. For more information call (818) 348-3240.
A repast is the food and drink shared with friends. An Atomic Repast is a feast for the eyes with a decidedly ‘retro’ perspective. Mary-Margaret Stratton’s recent series of abstract acrylic paintings, Atomic Repast, is motivated by her love for Mid Century Modern 1950s and 1960s design. Mary-Margaret was primarily inspired by her collection of 1950s Franciscan Starburst dinnerware as well as the Nelson clock on the wall and colors of her 1964 Eichler home. Infused in these paintings is a sense of creative energy with amoebic shapes that intertwine and connect in an embryonic fluid of paint. Mary-Margaret’s use of color and shape captures the sensibility of Modernists, who took their inspiration from the organic world and conceived and believed in a brighter, fresher, better world of tomorrow.
Mary-Margaret Stratton is an award winning creative director and is active in the preservation of Modern and roadside landmarks in Southern California. She recently produced the critically acclaimed and widely publicized How Modern Was My Valley tour of Postwar architecture in the San Fernando Valley for the Los Angeles Conservancy and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. A former Los Angeles radio personality, Mary-Margaret produced and co-hosted On the Town a weekly drive-time show about popular ‘retro’ events and personalities around Los Angeles at KCSN.