“Rearview Mirror” Art Exhibit by Maryann Rappaport at The Living Room Art Gallery, St. Agnes

Posted on March 4, 2018 by Albany Diocesan Cemeteries under Art Gallery Exhibit, Historic St. Agnes Cemetery
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Oil Paintings by Maryanne Rappaport

May 1 – June 27, 2018

The Living Room Art Gallery at Historic St. Agnes Cemetery
48 Cemetery Ave. Menands, NY 12203

From the first exploration of Egyptian “Tomb to Womb” theory 30 years ago, to the most recent developments in my studio, my visual language remains consistent. Cells, Stained Glass, and a Grandmother’s Lace run through controlled spills, each representing the transparent layers of time.

This body of work explores the line that separates the tomb and the womb. The division of space and time. The division of Heaven and Earth.

Since the suicide death of my son, my mind has not left that space. I am in a million little pieces between here and there. Feet firmly planted, but I long to be with him. The division becomes less clear. This flesh, merely a temporary shelter. This life, just a vehicle.


Passages- oil painting by Maryanne Rappaport

“Passages” by Maryanne Rappaport, 1998. Oil on canvas, 36″ X 48″

Many people are surprised to learn there is a beautiful art gallery located in Historic St. Agnes Cemetery.  It is a bit different to say the least.  The Gallery serves as a means for local artists to exhibit and sell their work.  The museum quality tracks and cables are strong and secure, offering a safe and attractive means to display art.

Gallery hours are generally Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:00pm or by appointment.

If you are an artist in the Capital District interested in exhibiting work, contact our Curator Kelly Grimaldi at [email protected], or (518) 350-7679.

Exhibits run for 60 days and the artist is offered the opportunity to hold an artist’s reception for friends and family.  We also encourage group shows.

Kelly Grimaldi, Curator, The Living Room Art Gallery at Historic St. Agnes Cemetery


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