Thursday, March 26, 2009

Nancy Pirri at Lillstreet Gallery and Serene la Femme

Fellow member Nancy Pirri is currently involved with an exhibit at Lillstreet Gallery in Chicago, IL. Pirri also has an upcoming exhibit, May 29th, at Serene la Femme. She will also be involved with a charity event on April 17th-- check her website for updates--

Nancy Pirri (b. 1963) was born in Brooklyn, New York, and currently lives in Chicago, IL. She has dabbled in every art form since childhood, discovering clay to be her true passion in 1991. For the fifth year, she is represented as a House Artist in a local Michigan Gallery and also Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ. She exhibits at many different venues including charities, and even curates her own group shows.

Her work is about women and how they survive through time. She works in several different clay bodies utilizing techniques that result in 'aging' textures. Ceramic print techniques continue this 'antiquity.' She fires her work in atmospheric kilns including soda firing… transpiring her art further into history as if her pieces were buried underground for centuries.

The Ceramic Print is an exhibition of work by artists who integrate traditional printmaking techniques like etching and silkscreen printing into ceramics. Exhibiting artists include Eric Jensen, Matt Harris, Nancy Pirri, Paul Wandless, Thomas Lucas, Marcia Adler and Nancy Anderson. Paul is also the author of Image Transfer on Clay, published by Lark Books. Lillstreet Gallery • 4401 N. Ravenswood • ChicagoReception: Saturday, March 28, 5 - 8 pm

Visit Nancy Pirri’s profile

Serene La Femme This collection of work is a contemporary twist on the timeless beauty of the female form as a muse, featuring innovative techniques in platinum photography by Ted Preuss, ceramic methods and figurative sculpture by Audry Cramblit and Nancy Pirri, and paintings by Mary Qian. Show will exhibit for 10 days.

Percentage of sales will be donated to The Union League Civic & Arts Foundation which develops and promotes programs that support education, civic responsibility and the arts for children and young adults in the Chicago Metropolitan Area.

For more information please visit or contact Nancy Pirri.

Take care, Stay true,

Brian Sherwin
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