Post #10 – on 15/03/2016 Clio wrote:
Rebecca’s latest exhibition ‘Split Persona – Poles Apart’, opened last Thursday the 3rd of March, alongside Jenny Green’s sculptural exhibition. With a great turn out that filled traffic jam galleries in Neutral Bay, a big THANK YOU to all those that came on the night!
A new exploration of Impasto inspired the genesis of the ‘Toolbox’ series. Rebecca has married mundane, every day, utilitarian objects rendered in a hyper realistic style with thickly painted, lush, vibrant, three dimensional florals. Perhaps the yummiest of them all was Rebecca’s work BLOW THAT CONE, an ice cream cone holding a bouquet of flowers, dripping with texture and lustrous swathes of paint that resemble the creaminess of gelato.
Another work, A LINE AT A TIME is made up of 36 little canvases of Double D flowers (DD = Double petaled flowers, and A Cup = Single petaled flowers), floating like colourful islands on the larger white canvas. A funky twist to the artwork, you can either purchase a line of 6 works (hence the title) or purchase the whole artwork.
In Lynne Lancaster’s review of the Exhibition, she writes, “Rebecca Pierce’s work is mostly enticingly thickly textured and explosively colourful…Litres and litres of paint are used to create the works in swirling impasto, which can weigh up to 27 kg and take up to six weeks to dry. Whilst there are bright overtones, if you observe closely there are hidden, somewhat sinister elements with knives, spanners, hammers lurking.” To read the full review please click here.
The Exhibition continues until the 30th of March, come and visit the 3D experience of Rebecca’s paintings!