PHOTOGRAPHIC CONSTRUCTIONS
This work is greatly influenced by over nine years teaching in Paris during the 1990’s for Rhode Island School of Design.  Scouring ancient collections at the Musée de L’Homme, Louvre and other obscure museums, series such as ‘Le Musée de la Femme’, ‘Le Cirque Eternel’ and ‘Le Temps de Rêves Où Tout est Possible’ explore my interests in tribal and Paleolithic art, illuminated manuscripts, religion and mythology.  Later, series like “All-Consuming Myths” and “Doll Cakes” comment on gender and relationship issues, but with a bit of humor.
PROCESS
I cobble together negatives from an array of subjects that I’ve photographed over time; then, scratch into and scotch tape the film together.  Printing in sections 24” x 32”, I assemble and overlap sheets to create large-scale composites, later polychroming them with photographic toners. Although this work is frequently mistaken for painting, the process is entirely photographic.

MATERIALS
Large-scale photographic, assembled gelatin silver prints from constructed negatives; color images polychromed with photographic toners.

MARYJEAN  VIANO  CROWE PHOTOGRAPHIC CONSTRUCTIONS
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NE QUITTEZ PAS/DON'T LEAVE 1994
77"h x 85"w
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VISIONS DANCED IN HER HEAD 1994
92"h x 57"w
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DRESS CODE: Clothing As Character
Calo Gallery, Stonehill College
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THE BAKE OFF 1994
73"h x 74"w
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PIE IN THE SKY 1994
81"h x 73"w
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HALLWAY VIEW 2010
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CAKE WALK 1994
130"h x 80"w
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Book Jacket
MARYJEAN  VIANO  CROWE PHOTOGRAPHIC CONSTRUCTIONS Collection of DeCordova Museum, MA
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COFFEE CRUMBS 1994
89"h x 72"w
Collection of DeCordova Museum, MA
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DOLL CAKE INSTALLATION 1997
Carney Gallery, Regis College
MARYJEAN  VIANO  CROWE PHOTOGRAPHIC CONSTRUCTIONS Collection of Brandeis University, Women's Research Center
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DOLL CAKE ONE 1993
72"h x 60"w
Collection of Brandeis University, Women's Research Center
MARYJEAN  VIANO  CROWE PHOTOGRAPHIC CONSTRUCTIONS Private Collection
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DOLL CAKE #2 1993
77"h x 51"w
Private Collection
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Book Jacket
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DOLL CAKE #3 1993
69"h x 42"w
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DOLL CAKE #4 1993
54"h x 58"w
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DOLL CAKE #5 1993
67"h x 52"w
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HHIGH STREET GALLERY Exhibit, 2014
Belfast, ME
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OPEN STUDIO 2008
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EARTH GODDESS 1995
50"w x 80" h
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THE JUGGLER 1992
80"h x 48"w
Private Collection
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BALANCING ACT 1992 - 1993
103"h x 89"w
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SOHNS GALLERY Reception, Bangor, ME
June 2016
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SOHNS GALLERY Installation, Bangor, ME
July 2016
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L'HISTOIRE 1991
61"h x 84"w
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LA VIE EST LE DEBUT 1991
100"h x 74"w
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LE CIRQUE ETERNEL 1992
111"h x 112"w
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ID, EGO, SUPER EGO 1993
72"h 44"w
Private Collection
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GODDESS OF X'S & O'S 1992
60"h x 59"w
Private Collection
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THE FAT LADY & THE THIN MAN 1992
101"h x 69"w
Private Collection
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LE JARDIN SECRET 1991
67"h x 79"w
MARYJEAN  VIANO  CROWE PHOTOGRAPHIC CONSTRUCTIONS Collection of Bibliotheque, Paris, France
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LA DIVINITE FEMININE 1991
110"h x 33"w
Collection of Bibliotheque, Paris, France
MARYJEAN  VIANO  CROWE PHOTOGRAPHIC CONSTRUCTIONS Collection of Monmouth University, NJ
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THE SUN'S EMBRACE 1995
72"h x 48"w
Collection of Monmouth University, NJ
MARYJEAN  VIANO  CROWE PHOTOGRAPHIC CONSTRUCTIONS Collection of Immulogic, MA
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SHAMAN 1995
72"h x 56"w
Collection of Immulogic, MA
MARYJEAN  VIANO  CROWE PHOTOGRAPHIC CONSTRUCTIONS "Anon" exhibit, Waerfall Arts, Belfast, ME
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Mademoiselle, La Bombe
1991, 5'w x 7' h
"Anon" exhibit, Waerfall Arts, Belfast, ME
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TIME OF DREAMS 1995
66"h x 60"w
Private Collection
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INTERIOR LIFE 1995
48"h x 40"w
Private Collection
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ANCESTRESS 1991
60"h x 40"w
MARYJEAN  VIANO  CROWE PHOTOGRAPHIC CONSTRUCTIONS Collection of Danforth Museum, MA
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THE MASK 1990
72"h x 48"w
Collection of Danforth Museum, MA
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RETABLO: FOR JOYCE 1989
72"h x 44"w
Private Collection
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GOWN SHRINE: In Memory 1989
31"h x 48"w
Private Collection
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OF THE DOMINIONS 1989
84"h x 32"w
Private Collection