Artists

Marjorie Pierson
This Way to Paradise, 2013, 30"x60", archival pigment print on cotton rag
Shimmering, 2013, 36"x24", archival pigment print on cotton rag
Sublime, 2013, 20"x20", emulsion transfer print on watercolor paper
Dusk at Kusidasi, 2013, 16"x24", emulsion transfer print on watercolor paper
Salvation (Retail), 2013, 20"x20", archival pigment print on cotton rag
Rushing #2, 2011, 20"x20", archival pigment print on cotton rag
Concubine's Landscape #1, 2013, 36"x24", archival pigment print on cotton rag
Concubine's Landscape #2, 2013, 36"x24", archival pigment print on cotton rag
Redeeming, Morning, 2011, 16"x24", emulsion transfer print on watercolor paper
Lost, 2011, 30"x30", archival pigment print on bamboo paper
Set, 2013, 30"x30", archival pigment print on bamboo paper
Undulating, 2011, 40"x20", archival pigment print on bamboo paper
Pacific 11, 2012, 40"x20", pigment print on cotton rag
Slowing, 2013, 24"x36", archival pigment print on bamboo paper
Mediterranean 14, 2013, 30
Mediterranean 14, 2013, 30"x30", pigment print on cotton rag
The Path, 2012, 16"x24", emulsion transfer print on watercolor paper
Evening Grasses, 2012, 16"x24", emulsion transfer print on watercolor paper
Harem Window, 2013, 30"x24", pigment print on cotton rag
Surf 15 (a),Triptych, 2013, 30"x30", archival pigment print on cotton rag
Surf 15(b)
Surf 15 (b),Triptych, 2013, 30"x30", archival pigment print on cotton rag
Surf 15 (c),Triptych, 2013, 30"x30", archival pigment print on cotton rag
Federal #8, 2012, 20"x20", emulsion transfer print on watercolor paper
Federal #6, 2012, 20"x20", emulsion transfer print on watercolor paper
Federal #4, 2012, 20"x20", emulsion transfer print on watercolor paper

What is your concept of Paradise? Is it a place, or a state of mind? Artist Marjorie Brown Pierson explores this question in Immersion, a new exhibition of fine art photographs.

Marjorie Brown Pierson is a visual artist, author and lecturer based in Durham, North Carolina. Her fine art photographs explore the complexity of evolving coastal landscapes, bringing new perspective to environmental issues facing the American South and the world at large. Her work is represented in museum, university, corporate and private collections across the country. She has taught at Duke University.

Marjorie creates painterly fine art photographs that bring new perspective to and appreciation for endangered coastal environments. She uses a selective eye and innovative in-camera techniques to create dream-like visions of endangered wetlands and evolving oceans.

Marjorie’s first book, Struck by Nature: Photographs of Bald Head Island, was published in December 2012.

Artist Info

Imaginary Topographies, Marjorie Pierson’s fourth solo exhibition with the gallery, features 22 abstract Louisiana landscapes created with photography and digital collage, presented on sugar cane paper and recycled aluminum. Aerial photographs of the New Orleans coastline are rendered into multi-panel abstracts, and blended digitally with vintage textiles. Surfaces of abandoned Acadian buildings overtaken by nature are collaged into large, painterly landscapes, and combine with antique cartographic elements to create circular topographic maps. The exhibition tells the story of evolving coastal landscapes, local and global, and how we interpret our future within them.

Marjorie Brown Pierson (b. 1961, New Iberia, LA) is a visual artist focused on environment and identity. Her work is featured in the collections of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, the Hilliard University Art Museum in Lafayette, LA, the Louisiana State Senate, and Duke University, where she created and taught a course on visual art and environmental advocacy. It has also been featured in Louisiana Cultural Vistas (now 64 Parishes), the North Carolina Literary Review, and Genetics in Medicine. In 2011, she published a volume of fine art photographs, Struck by Nature featuring the landscapes of North Carolina’s Bald Head Island.

Past Exhibitions