Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Justine - new work

Penelope reinvented

There is a new play at the Steppenwolf Theatre titled "Penelope" where four Speedo-clad men are locked in a do-or-die competition to win Penelope’s love, but reach a grisly fate... she needs no man!

Just this month, I decided to reinvent MY 'Penelope' from 2004.  I recently had a break up.  It's a long story... stemming from my personal reasons and differences of never being married, expressing the 'no need' for a man in my life.  Turning away a beautiful love.

She was beautifully rephotographed by Doug Birkenheuer - tag line of  'the epic non-traditional woman.' My story is based off of 'Penelope Reknown' by Marilyn Katz... she is not under any man's control; survives on her own, patiently waiting for her husband to return from the war, while many suitors approach her, she continues to stand her ground.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Blast Reception - September 24, 2011

The reception was fantastic... We had about 200-300 people visiting the exhibition.  We even had our own personal paparazzi shoot photos of the artists.

Photos of Blast Reception

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Photos of Blast: Where Pop, Fine and Street Art Meet!

Here are some pictures of the Blast exhibit. Thank you to Carla Winterbottom - Curator of the Beverly Arts Center. It looks just great and I hope everyone can visit the BAC - located at 2407 W. 111th Street, Chicago, IL. 

Reception: Saturday, September 24th, 2011 - 6-9 pm.

Show runs until Sept. 25th, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Blast: Where Pop, Fine and Street Art Meet!

I just picked up my work from LaLa Gallery in Lafayette, IN - left at 7:30am - wrapped, packed, stuffed the van, went to lunch, drove back to Chicago to the Beverly Arts Center, unstuffed the van, unpacked, unwrapped entire 'Reflection' show plus 5 added pieces! home by 5pm

A very exciting show is coming up you will NOT want to miss.

I will be exhibiting with Peter Mars, one of today's most influential American Pop Artists, & urban artist Erik DeBat, whose work is influenced by the energies of the city streets & realism.

August 19th ~ Sept. 25th 

RECEPTION:  Saturday, Sept. 24th from 6-9pm
Beverly Arts Center
2407 W. 111th Street
Chicago, IL

Work by Peter Mars, Nancy Pirri, and Erik DeBat

3 Chicago-based artists, with friendships that span more than 20 years, come together in this dramatic exhibition.  Erik DeBat’s artwork reflects an urban landscape full of surprises, Nancy Pirri presents a powerful commentary on the profound nature of contemporary feminism, while Peter Mars makes a striking visual commentary on global popular culture.

Art Life Love from Lala Studio: LaLa Gallery Current Exhibition

Art Life Love from Lala Studio: LaLa Gallery Current Exhibition: Owning LaLa Gallery & Studio I get a chance to build relationships with all types of people! Linday Surmacz and Nancy Pirri are the lates...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Opening Reception: 'Reflection' - July 15, 2011 - Lala Gallery

Solo Show 'Reflection'  opening reception was incredible. Coinciding with a gallery walk in Lafayette, IN 300-400 people attended... see link below of over 100 pictures.

My boyfriend Jonathan Weiss suggested I wear my Ralph Lauren dress and heels, expressing that the outfit complimented my work.  The evening started out beautifully.  Ira - a woman who visited the gallery last weekend was there promptly at 6pm looking lovely and once again told me about her 'goose bumps' while viewing my work.  The flow of people was non-stop, in which some had to tell me which 'girl' was their favorite, how much my work moved them, questions re: my technique, process, color choices, etc.  'Loss of a Friend' and Simone were two mentioned quite often.

Enjoy and thanks for reading!  Nancy