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"Beautiful Collision"
Vickie Pierre (North Gallery)
October 13th - November 10th, 2007
Opening Reception: Saturday October 13th, 2007, 7:30-10 pm

Iconic female fairy tale characters such as Snow White, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty are images that, for many, represent nostalgic childhood memories.  For artist Vickie Pierre, they are tools that aid in the exploration of themes inspired by vintage children’s books, childhood memories, feminine psychology, fantasy, pattern and decoration. Through painting, wall drawing and installation, her first solo exhibition at Ingalls & Associates, Vickie Pierre begins a new series of work that continues her signature use of repetitive application of rubber stamps, linear gestures and text. The artist’s subtle incorporation of text from song lyrics, overheard conversations, poetry or artists musing, creates a discourse with the depicted abstract landscape that plays the dual roles of narration and decoration.

Like the paintings, the wall drawings employ the use of repetition of biomorphic forms in combination with linear elements.  These have become the basis of a connective network alluding to identity, order and desire as well as to the psychological conditioning occurring in popular culture, a recurring theme in Pierre’s work.

Pierre’s work has been exhibited at the Caribbean Biennial V (representing Haiti) atThe Museo de Arte Moderno, Dominican Republic; The Polk Museum of Art; The Gulf Coast Museum; The Four Seasons Hotel and The Sagamore Hotel (all in Florida), The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.; Kerry Inman Gallery, Houston, TX; and Whitebox, New York, NY. Vickie Pierre’s work is included in prestigious national and international private and corporate collections.

Ingalls & Associates
For Immediate Release:
October 5, 2007
Contact: Lissette Garcia