Great news: My new solo show, Floating in Place, will now be open from November 17 - January 27, 2018. Martine Chaisson Gallery, 727 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA.
I'm delighted to announce my newest exhibition, Struck by Nature, at The Collider in downtown Asheville, NC. The Collider's mission is climate change innovation, and its space overlooking Pritchard Park is beautiful. The show opens with a reception and artist talk on Friday, April 7, from 5:00 - 6:30pm, and runs through August 31.
It was a great opening at Kelli Kaufman's Gallery in Lafayette, LA on March 11. The turnout was terrific, and it was wonderful sharing my new and older works with a great group of friends and family. The next opening will take place during the April Art Walk on Saturday, April 8.
The show runs through May 30.
Vintage Vault opened on September 17, on a beautiful Saturday morning. We're located in a historic building in downtown Durham, on the corner of Main and Mangum streets.
Vintage Vault presents a very unique mix of vintage furnishings, fine art and floral design.
Our address is 102 East Main Street, Durham, NC.
Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 7pm; Sundays 12-5pm.
So happy to announce the upcoming opening of Vintage Vault Durham, an extraordinary shop for curated interiors and fine art. As a featured Artist in Residence, my work (new and old) will be available for purchase along with mid-century modern pieces, lacquered vintage furniture, and other exotic finds. More photos and news to follow!
I'm delighted to announce my first solo exhibition in Lafayette, Louisiana this fall, at Kelli Kaufman gallery. It opens on Saturday, October 8. Kelli's gallery is a beautiful space in downtown Lafayette. Details to follow soon!
Loved, loved, loved the opening reception for Rare Earth. Many thanks to the terrific group of friends and fans who came on Friday, June 20.
Here are a few images from the evening. Wish I could have photographed everyone who came. The show will be up through July 10 - lots of time for viewing, for those of you in the Durham area.
Two years in the making, my new show Rare Earth is now up! Happy to introduce this new body of work to you at the Durham Arts Council in Durham, North Carolina. Please join us for the opening reception this Friday, May 20 from 5pm - 9pm, or drop by any time! The show runs through July 10.
It was a great pleasure spending last week in south Louisiana.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Hilliard Museum's Lizzy Oxler and I were invited for a interview with Judith Meriwether on KRVS, south Louisiana's public radio station. We talked about the Hilliard's Depictions of Louisiana show, and about my ongoing projects in coastal wetlands.
Judith is a wonderful interviewer, and asked insightful questions about my work and my relationship to south Louisiana. She also promoted my artist talk later that evening at the Hilliard. You can hear the interview here:
Thanks to Judith and KRVS for the opportunity to address your great audience in Acadiana!
So happy to be returning to the Hilliard Museum of Art in Lafayette, LA this month!
On Wednesday, April 27 at 6:00pm, I'll give an artist talk in conjunction with the museum's Depictions of Louisiana show, where three of my pieces are featured in this extraordinary show.
In the talk, I'll discuss depicting evolving coastal landscapes in my native south Louisiana and around the world. I'll also preview works from my newest series, Rare Earth, which presents a new perspective on the environmental issues facing the region. The evening will finish with a book signing for Struck by Nature: Photographs of Bald Head Island.
Wednesday Nights at the Hilliard are free for the public to enjoy.
If you're in Louisiana, hope you'll join us!
Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Time: 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
I am delighted to invite you to visit the new Marjorie Pierson Fine Art website. This is a big step forward, as the new site allows you to view more extensive portfolios and purchase my artwork and book online. Now collectors from around the country can purchase directly from my studio, when a visit to my gallery isn't possible. There will also be new image releases and news about current and upcoming exhibitions. Please drop by at marjoriepierson.com, and thanks for your warm support!
It’s a snow day here in Durham, and while sledders joyfully fly down the icy, snowy “slopes” of our neighborhood, I’m looking at the new work I made in far flung locations last year. Gorgeous Flood, above, interprets a lush, tropical place of leisure as a landscape inundated with floodwaters. Though shot in the Coral Sea, it reminds me of the gorgeous cypress swamps of my native Louisiana, where ancient bald cypresses live in freshwater lakes. The iconic, prehistoric-feeling cypresses seem impervious to environmental change, and yet they are slowly yielding to salt water slowing intruding into their habitats. So much beauty, gently evolving, and I am captivated and compelled to tell the story.
Creating a new website is a fascinating challenge for an artist. I’m constantly thinking about making new pieces for upcoming shows, while thoughtfully reviewing my portfolios of past work for the new site. The joy of looking back includes happily reliving some favorite moments on location. The days I spent on Bald Head Island making the Federal Road series were particularly magical. It was October 2012, the island was eerily quiet, and the haunting, tree canopied roads were speaking to me.
The mystery of the maritime forest is compelling, and these images reflect the dual nature of barrier islands: tranquil, yet restless, and ever evolving.