Peeking into Five 15 Gallery, in downtown Phoenix, I recognize Mary Shindell’s work. Slim, vertical sculpture fills the center area, small 2D work lines the walls. I catch a glimpse of Mary at the back of the long, narrow space.
The gallery isn’t open. It appears she may be completing the install. I am tempted to knock on the door but I decide against it just then. I don’t want to interrupt her and anyway… I would want time…to really look at her work.
If you’re familiar with Mary’s art, you know it’s captivating. Her drawings and sculpture are based on the landscape that surrounds her, the Sonoran Desert.
Planning to spend an afternoon, in the new year, to catch this exhibit of new work.
Who: Mary Shindell
What: Amend, Amass A Solo Exhibition
When: Opening January 1, 2010, First Friday
Exhibit runs: Jan 1-30, 2010
Reception: January 15, 5 p.m., Third Friday
Open every Friday 5-9 p.m.
Saturday 1-5 p.m. or by appointment
Where: Five 15
515 E. Roosevelt
Phoenix AZ 85004
For more information about Mary’s work, visit her web site at www.maryshindell.com.