On display July 11 through August 13: “Reflection,” an exhibition featuring the work of Chicago sculptor Nancy Pirri.
Artist Reception: Friday July 15 from 6-10 PM.
A prolific master in the realm of figurative sculpture, Pirri won the title of “Best In Show” in LaLa’s “Form and Unfunction” juried ceramics exhibition in 2010 and was awarded a solo exhibition for this July, 2011 - the only one to take place this year. Her work consists of handmade clay and porcelain figures whose antique appearance is achieved through various firing and imaging techniques that produce what has become her signature style of form, texture, and color. These elements work in harmony to capture her most valued inspiration: the beauty and resilience of women.
Pirri has been a regular at the Lillstreet Art Center in her hometown of Chicago for the past twenty years. Since then, she has toured extensively throughout the Midwest showcasing her work in dozens of exhibitions and competitions. She now makes her long-awaited solo appearance at LaLa with an awe-inspiring collection of freestanding sculptures, busts and forms.
Lala Gallery & Studio has a monthly event every third Friday of the month from 6:00–10:00PM to celebrate new contemporary art and the artists who create it. Contact the gallery for more information by email Angela@LalaGallery.com, or calling 765.414.7962. Come celebrate the arts in Downtown Lafayette!