Missy Pierce Is Featured In SOLO Exhibit At Cafe Bleu And Will Benefit Aid To Victims Of Domestic Abuse
Cafe Bleu, in Delray Beach, FL is pleased to announce the opening of the SOLO exhibition “Tilt. An Exhibition Paired with Some Exceptional Coffee.” On view through May 30, are experimental abstract paintings by Florida-based artist, Missy Pierce. There will be an opportunity to meet the artist at the Public Reception on May 15, 2015. 40% of the proceeds from sales will benefit AVDA, Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc. The Rickie Report shares the details here and suggests you stop by, as more art lovers are taking note of her artistry! Pierce’s work can be found in public and private art collections both in the United States and abroad.
Presents a SOLO EXHIBIT
“Tilt. An Exhibition Paired with Some Exceptional Coffee.”
Friday, May 15th
6 – 8 pm
Proceeds from Sales Benefit
AVDA, Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc.
Exhibit Continues Through May 30th
44 E. Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach, FL
Hours Sunday through Thursday 7am-10:30pm / Friday and Saturday 7am to midnight
Cafe Bleu is pleased to announce the opening of the SOLO exhibition “Tilt. An Exhibition Paired with Some Exceptional Coffee.” On view through May 30, will be experimental abstract paintings by Artist Missy Pierce. There will be an opportunity to meet the artist at a reception on May 15, 2015, 6:00-8:00pm.
Café Bleu (formerly Spot Coffee) is located on 44 E. Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, FL. Cafe Bleu hours are Sunday through Thursday 7am-10:30pm / Friday and Saturday 7am to midnight. Proceeds from art sales to help AVDA, Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc. AVDA promotes violence-free relationships and social change by offering alternative choices to end violence and domestic abuse. For independent donations, please contact AVDA, Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc., PO Box 6161, Delray Beach, FL 33482 (561)265-3797. http://www.AVDAONLINE.ORG
Pierce specializes in vibrant abstract and figurative paintings that explore the nature of, and search for, identity and inner strength. A repeated theme in her work is that of containment—especially the containment of parts of the self that are concealed in the conflicting roles played in our lives.
Pierce tells The Rickie Report, ” I specialize in vibrant abstract paintings that explore the nature of, and search for, identity. A theme often repeated in my work is that of “holding it together” or the “containment,” of aspects of one’s self. This dynamic is often explored in the context of domestic roles juxtaposed with conflicting roles as a feminist. In my work, I focus on the images I choose to conceal rather than project in a particular role. My paintings represent the release of those otherwise suppressed images. “
She goes on to explain, “I work with acrylics, papers, and tar gel applied in multiple layers to create a canvas with texture, depth and history. My work has often been subjected to a final harmonizing agent, such as detailed pattern-making, sanding with power tools or “pours” that have been partially dissolved to reveal evocative glimpses of the underlying layers.”
Pierce’s work can be found in public and private art collections both in the United States and abroad, and has been seen in numerous exhibitions. Her work may currently be seen in places as diverse as the Percy Thomson Gallery in Stratford, New Zealand to the Whole Foods Market Cafe in Boca Raton, 1400 Glades Road and the West Boca Imaging Center on 7070 W. Palmetto Park Rd.
Pierce was recently commissioned by the City of Pompano Beach to paint one of the twelve five-foot-tall fish sculptures that were installed in public locations along East Atlantic Avenue in Pompano Beach, FL. She volunteers as an instructor of elementary school children on group art projects, and has artwork in the permanent collections of the Eastern Institute of Technology Art Department, 17th International Collage Exhibition (Napier, New Zealand), and University of Wisconsin Art Dept.,16th International Collage Exhibition (Marshfield, WI). She has exhibited the City of Dania Beach City Hall (Dania Beach, FL), Kavanagh Gallery (St. Charles, IL), Rosetti Fine Art Gallery (Wilton Manors, FL), 16th International Collage Exhibition, outofsight.co.nz/Ice16, Art Florida 2014, Broward Art Guild (Fort Lauderdale, FL), EARTH, Broward Art Guild (Fort Lauderdale, FL) and many more.
Missy Pierce’s Memberships and Affiliations include:
• Saatchi Art, http://www.saatchiart.com/profiles/portfolio/id/616919
• Society 6 http://society6.com/missypierce
• International Society of Acrylic Painters
• Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA), Corresponding Secretary to the Board, 2011-present.
• Boca Raton Museum of Art Guild, Associate Member 2011-2012
• Broward Art Guild, Associate Member 2014-present
• South Florida Artists’ Association, 2014-present
• National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), 2014-present
Pierce attended the Boca Raton Museum of Art School (2010-2014), University of San Diego, School of Law, J.D. (1989) and Jaffe Center for Book Arts, Florida Atlantic University (2014-2015).
Pierce’s work is also on display at the Bailey Contemporary Art Center (BaCA), in Pompano Beach, where she is a juried member of the studio artist program. Pierce maintains studios in Boca Raton and at the Bailey Contemporary Art Center, 41 NE 1st St., Pompano Beach, FL.
For more information about Missy Pierce’s artwork or this exhibit, please contact:
Missy Pierce – 503.703.0496 or email email@example.com.