621 Gallery Presents:
an exhibition by Meg Pierce
My work uses transparent layering of stitching, fabric, found objects and lace and paint. It is about time and making peace with it. My process has become more intimate as I’ve aged. Earlier I have been inspired by global and symbolic themes. The early watercolors were inspired by space photography. My complex mandala collages using photos and maps are archetypal forms. But recently I use vintage lace and fabrics, sewing notions, and stitching along with paint on canvas. Hand stitching remains an intensely personal process and identified as a woman’s work. The meditative hours spent stitching and the feel of thread and cloth ground me. I know the shape of time spent alone and I know its value: it is limited.
I own floral femininity as formal qualities. I find inspiration the complex patterns of vintage lace, its feminine aura and textural richness and I honor the work of the anonymous women who have left us
However, the grids and muted colors I use form counterpoints to floral arabesques. The repetitive grid and a limited palette reveal a contemporary viewpoint and represent my reverence for Agnes Martin, a personal hero.
This body of work creates a complex visual experience. On another
I feel that in this later work I have found a way to align a contemporary aesthetic with a
Meg Pierce’s exhibition will be on display in the Nan Boynton Memorial Gallery at 621 from January 3rd through January
For more information about the artist, please visit their website: www.megpierce.com