Tuesday, November 3, 2009

"Soon Again" Opening Reception



Jamie Arendt, 214.634.6262 or

Bryan Wetz, 214.215.1771

RISING…a gallery Features “Soon Again”

Dallas, November 14, 2009 RISING…a gallery announces its next solo exhibition "Soon Again" featuring artist Benjamin Pierce. The opening reception is November 14, 2009, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The exhibition will run from November 13 – December 30, 2009.

Growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, Pierce was often confronted with the symbol of the black face lawn jockey. As “a firm believer in owning insults” he has used these images as the source of one of his series; working to deplete them of their negative connotations and power. A strong advocate that we must sometimes use our imagination to create our own world due to harshness of this world, Pierce invents a world of his own comprised of his own daydreams and stories he creates from passer-bys on the street.

There is no doubt that we are currently living in a world and economy full of uneasiness. These circumstances can often lead to one’s life being strained of encouragement and fascination. Using acrylic and mixed media on wood canvas Pierce’s work brings about a new lyrical world of bright color and playfulness through his innocent distortion of forms. His motto: “we are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams”, certainly shines through his work, which often incorporates references to musical imagery.

RISING…a gallery is located at 4631 Insurance Lane, Dallas, Texas 75205…just off Knox between McKinney and 75. Hours are from 12:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday, or by appointment. Please call 214.739634.6262 for additional details.

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