The DMA presents the first solo museum exhibition of works by Naudline Pierre, whose vividly hued paintings portray opaque, otherworldly narratives through depictions of supernatural beings entangled in complex scenes of struggle and intimacy. Rearticulating historical tenets of religious painting, Pierre expresses the spiritual experience of transcendence through the means of an alter-ego figure who recurs throughout her works. This exhibition, which will feature the debut of five newly created paintings and the DMA’s recent acquisition Lest You Fall, will consider the possibilities of speculation and fantasy in offering love, care, and routes for escape.
Admission is FREE.
Naudline Pierre: What Could Be Has Not Yet Appeared is organized by the Dallas Museum of Art. The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of DMA Members and donors, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture.
Images: Naudline Pierre, Lest You Fall, 2019, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, Lay Family Acquisition Fund, 2020.8, © Courtesy the artist and Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles; Naudline Pierre, Hold On, Hold Tight, 2019, oil on canvas, © Naudline Pierre, courtesy of the artist and James Cohan, New York. Photo: Paul Takeuchi; Naudline Pierre, Hereafter, Ye Shall Be Changed, 2021, oil on linen, © Naudline Pierre, courtesy of the artist and James Cohan, New York. Photo: Paul Takeuchi; Naudline Pierre, Closer Still, 2017, oil on canvas, © Naudline Pierre, courtesy of the artist and James Cohan, New York. Photo: Paul Takeuchi