Florence Miller Pierce1918-2007

Note
Orange County Museum of Art
Location
Newport Beach, CA

$4,000 for costs associated with including works by the painter in Illumination: The Paintings of Georgia O’Keefe, Agnes Pelton, Agnes Martin, and Florence Miller Pierce, a traveling exhibition with accompanying catalogue, organized by museum deputy director Karen Moss. Living most of her life in New Mexico, Pierce traveled with her family to both New York and Los Angeles while developing a vocabulary of abstraction that conveyed transcendence and spiritualiy. She experimented with a variety of materials and processes including carved polyurethane foam, spray painted balsa wood panels, and layered resin pigment on mirrored Plexiglas that created ethereal surfaces which appear to emanate light.