Maryann held

Phase / Change

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January 22nd, 2021

Arch Enemy Arts is pleased to present Maryann Held’s “Phase/Change,” a nine-piece series of acrylic paintings installed in antique frames and cases, painted with remarkable technique and clarity. Though Held’s work immediately evokes a sense of tradition—she is inspired by folk art from the Pennsylvania Dutch as well as illuminated manuscripts from the Middle Ages—it also asserts a break with tradition. Patterns and symmetry are disrupted, the imagery Held explores is surreal and contemporary, and she pairs flat, graphic symbols with images that are deeply rendered and lifelike. Held writes, “Originally this [series] was meant to be about a change in myself and my artwork, mirrored in the way things change in life and in nature. However, now more than ever it is clear how vital change is, whether we are ready to have it head on or not.” That moment of change and transformation is clear in this work, as each piece carries with it both a sense of the past and a strong hold in the future. 

 

Maryann Held is a Philadelphia-based artist. Held became a staple in many of our recent group shows, but this is her debut feature with Arch Enemy Arts.

'Phase/Change' will be on view from January 22nd - February 12, 2021.
Sold works will begin to ship the week of February 15th. 

Private viewing appointments are available by emailing info@archenemyarts.com to schedule. 

Maryann Held
Maryann Held

"Eyeris" (2021) acrylic on board in daguerreotype case 2.5" x 3" $175 USD

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Maryann Held
Maryann Held

"Nimbus" (2021) acrylic and gold ink on board 7.5" x 9" framed to 10" x 12" $650 USD

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Maryann Held
Maryann Held

"The Museum" (2021) acrylic and gold ink on board 11.5" x 14.5" framed to 15" x 18" $1250 USD

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Maryann Held
Maryann Held

"The Seer" (2021) acrylic and gold ink on board 7.5" x 10" oval framed to 11" x 13.5" $725 USD

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Maryann Held
Maryann Held

"Danglefoot" (2021) acrylic and gold ink on board 11.25" x 11.25" framed to 13" x 13" $475 USD

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Maryann Held
Maryann Held

"Heirloom" (2021) acrylic on board 7.25" x 7.25" framed to 9.25" x 9.25" $560 USD

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Maryann Held
Maryann Held

"Eyeris Garden" (2021) acrylic on board 11" x 4.5" in frame $225 USD

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Maryann Held
Maryann Held

"Sepulcher" (2021) acrylic on board 3" x 4" (x 2) framed together as 9.5" x 7" $390 USD

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Maryann Held
Maryann Held

"Secret Garden" (2021) acrylic on board in vintage frame 4" x 5.5" $225 USD

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PAST CATALOG WORKS

Maryann Held
Maryann Held

THE WITCH (BLACK PHILLIP) "King of All" (2021) acrylic and ink on board 10" x 12" in frame -- SOLD --

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Maryann Held
Maryann Held

"Comet in The Sky" (2020) acrylic and gold ink on board 4.5" x 4.5" framed to 9" x 10" • SOLD •

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Maryann Held
Maryann Held

"Burning Bright" (2020) acrylic on board 2.5" x 3" framed to 4" x 5" • SOLD •

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Maryann Held
Maryann Held

"Pinky" (2020) acrylic on board 2.5" x 3.25" framed to 3" x 4.5" • SOLD •

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Maryann Held
Maryann Held

"Leo" (2020) 4.75" x 6.75" framed t0 6.25" x 8.25" acrylic on board • SOLD •

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Maryann Held
Maryann Held

"Constellation" (2021) acrylic and gold leaf on board 8" x 13" framed to 10" x 15" • SOLD •

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Maryann Held
Maryann Held

"Gullinkambi" (2020) acrylic and gold ink on board 16" x 20" • SOLD •

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Maryann Held
Maryann Held

"The Gift" (2020) acrylic on colored board 8 x 10" framed to 9.5 x 12.5" $850 USD

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Maryann Held
Maryann Held

"The Harbinger of Bad Feelings" (2020) acrylic on colored board 11.25 x 15" framed to 12.5 x 16" • SOLD •

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Maryann Held
Maryann Held

"The Saint" (2020) acrylic on colored board 11 x 15" framed to 16.5 x 20" • SOLD •

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PRINTS

Maryann Held, "King of All"
Maryann Held, "King of All"
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STANDARD EDITION:
"King of All" by Maryann Held
signed limited edition of 30
printed on Hot Press Archival Matte, 300gsm
11" x 14" full bleed
$40 USD

HAND EMBELLISHED EDITION:
"King of All" by Maryann Held
signed limited edition of 10
hand embellished gold title & details
printed on Hot Press Archival Matte, 300gsm
11" x 14" full bleed
$80 USD