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Maryellen Latas

SELECTED WORKS
Untitled
2019
Tin and casein on baltic birch (Old Holland Cobalt Turquoise Pigment over Titanium White)

Inset: 4 x 4 x 2 inches (10.2 x 10.2 x 5.1 cm)
Overall: 12 x 12 x 4 inches (30.5 x 30.5 x 10.2 cm)
Signed, titled, and dated on reverse
(Inventory #31129)

Untitled
2019
Tin (0.016") and casein on baltic birch (Perwinant Blue over Titanium White)

Inset: 4 x 4 x 2 inches (10.2 x 10.2 x 5.1 cm)
Overall: 12 x 12 x 4 inches (30.5 x 30.5 x 10.2 cm)
Signed, titled, and dated on reverse
(Inventory #31128)

Untitled
2019
Tin and casein on baltic birch (Old Holland Cobalt Turquoise Light over Titanium White)

Inset: 4 x 4 x 2 inches (10.2 x 10.2 x 5.1 cm)
Overall: 12 x 12 x 4 inches (30.5 x 30.5 x 10.2 cm)
Signed, titled, and dated on reverse
(Inventory #31131)

Aquarelle Pencil #8040
2017
Colored pencil on Rives BFK paper with deckled edge

Image size: 4 x 4 inches (10.2 x 10.2 cm)
Paper size: 15 x 11 1/4 inches (38.1 x 28.6 cm)
Signed and dated lower left, titled on reverse in graphite
(Inventory #29565)

Prismacolor “Rouge Carmin”
2017
Colored pencil on Rives BFK paper with deckled edge

Image size:  4 x 4 inches  (10.2 x 10.2 cm)
Paper size:  15 x 11 1/4 inches  (38.1 x 28.6 cm)
Signed and dated lower left, titled on reverse in graphite
(Inventory #29566)

KOH-I-NOR Hardtmuth Polycolor Pencil #3720/37
2017
Colored pencil on Rives BFK paper with deckled edge

Image size: 4 x 4 inches (10.2 x 10.2 cm)
Paper size: 15 x 11 1/4 inches (38.1 x 28.6 cm)
Signed and dated lower left, titled on reverse in graphite
(Inventory #29562)

Prismacolor “Mahogany Red” Pencil PC 1029
2017
Colored pencil on Rives BFK paper with deckled edge

Image size:  4 x 4 inches  (10.2 x 10.2 cm)
Paper size:  15 x 11 1/4 inches  (38.1 x 28.6 cm)
Signed and dated lower left, titled on reverse in graphite
(Inventory #29570)

Prismacolor “Gingeroot” Pencil PC
2015
Colored pencil on Rives BFK paper with deckled edge

Image size:  4 x 4 1/16 inches  (10.2 x 10.3 cm)
Paper size:  15 1/8 x 11 1/4 inches  (38.4 x 28.6 cm)
Signed and dated lower left, titled on reverse
(Inventory #27620)

Prismacolor “Eggshell” Pencil PC 140
2015
Colored pencil on Rives BFK paper with deckled edge

Image size:  4 x 4 1/16 inches  (10.2 x 10.3 cm)
Paper size:  15 1/8 x 11 1/4 inches  (38.4 x 28.6 cm)
Signed and dated lower left, titled on reverse
(Inventory #27628)

Untitled 2001-200-1-3
2001
Set of three cubes in 6061T6 aluminum, anodized clear

4 x 4 x 4 inches each
signed verso
Edition AP of 10
(Inventory #18719)

Untitled, 2009-206 (triptych)
2009
606IT6 aluminum with clear coat mat finish

Signed, titled and dated on the back
Each of three: 12 x 12 x 2 inches
(30.5 x 30.5 x 5 cm each)
(Inventory #20786)

Cube / Line Drawing, #2
2004
#2 pencil on Rives BFK paper

Signed, dated and titled verso
4 x 4 inches (10.2 x 10.2 cm)
(Inventory #15442)

Cube / Line Drawing, #10
2004
#2 pencil on Rives BFK paper

Signed, dated and titled verso
4 x 4 inches  (10.2 x 10.2 cm)
(Inventory #15450)

Dot Drawing, #18
2004
#2 pencil on Rives BFK paper

Signed, dated and titled verso
4 x 4 inches (10.2 x 10.2 cm)
(Inventory #15474)

Dot Drawing, #19
2004
#2 pencil on Rives BFK paper

Signed, dated and titled verso
4 x 4 inches (10.2 x 10.2 cm)
(Inventory #15475)

Additional Information

Just as the act of looking at an object is transfigured by the gender, race, socioeconomic class and sexual orientation of the viewer, the act of making an object is informed by it’s maker’s gender, race, socioeconomic class and sexual orientation.

My work embodies my experiences. Experiences as a girl, as a woman, as a second generation American of Eastern European descent, as a white, middle-class, heterosexual female, as a critical care nurse and later as an artist; experiences which have in part defined me and consequently, my work.

Formally, the work deals primarily with light and space through the use of squares and cubes. They exist singularly, paired, tripled and quadrupled, connected, disconnected, separated and recombined in groups. At times the square is progressively penetrated or opened up, space is created/revealed/exposed. Other times, the square is deepened to become a cube, falls and sinks into the ground or grows to a height close to that of the viewer. Context, relationships, repetition and connections are at the heart of my work.

Maryellen Latas

Born
Portsmouth, Virginia 1957

Education
1991-93

Massachusetts College of Art, Fine Arts Program, Boston, Massachusetts

1988-91

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
1985-88

Boston Architectural Center, Architecture Program, Boston, Massachusetts

Grants

1996

Artist-In-Residence, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas

1990

Recipient of Massachusetts Arts Lottery/Melrose Arts Lottery Grant

Annual AIDS Benefit 2022 (Online Only)

November 26, 2022
- December 4, 2022

Works are first and only made visible on the website on Saturday, November 26th at 10am.  All proceeds to benefit The Dimock Center’s Boston Pediatric and Family AIDS Program.

ALL WORKS HAVE SOLD, THANK YOU AND CONGRATS TO ALL !

Annual AIDS Benefit 2021 (online only)

November 27, 2021
- December 4, 2021

Works are first and only made visible on the website on Saturday, November 27th at 10am.  All proceeds to benefit The Dimock Center’s Boston Pediatric and Family AIDS Program