Nathalie Tierce Solo Show – Pulling Weeds from a Cactus Garden

(1888 PressRelease) Opening Reception for Nathalie Tierce’s allegorical paintings August 20, 2022 10 am to 5pm. Gallery 825 Los Angeles Art Association, 825 North La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA Tel: 310.652.8272. Show runs from August 21 through September 16, 2022 Call for viewing appointment.

Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA – The wild and luridly rendered paintings in “Pulling Weeds From a Cactus Garden” reflect the dark side of human interaction and alienation. Just like the act of pulling weeds from a cactus garden, it’s tricky, and you can’t do it without getting hurt. These dark tales of hazard deliver beauty and humor from otherwise threatening situations. The result – visual allegories more nourishing and easily digested than the circus of life around us.

Told from a woman’s point of view, themes of alienation, struggle between our inner and outer worlds, and expectations of reality are the center of these hazardous tales. Characters represent threats in a dystopian environment. They are symbolic tropes, finding themselves in moments of confrontation with themselves or those around them.

R.Crumb, in a personal letter to Nathalie Tierce, wrote, “You are a genuine visionary artist with a direct line to your subconscious.”

About the Artist
In her career as a professional artist, Ms. Tierce has worked on projects as diverse as productions for Shel Silverstein, Andrew Lloyd Weber, The Rolling Stones, period dramas for The BBC, feature films such as Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island and Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and painting murals for Disney.

Her relationship with theater and film nurtured her desire to connect to people through storytelling in her visual allegories.

Tierce has published two books; Pulling Weeds from a Cactus Garden is her latest; it follows Fairy Tale Remnants, her first publication. Her mixed media paintings and drawings inspired both works.

Born and raised in New York City, Nathalie received her formal training at Pratt Institute in New York and The Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. She then spent ten years in Europe refining her craft as a painter.

She maintains a studio in Glendale, CA, where she lives with her sculptor husband, son, and two cats.

Pulling Weeds From a Cactus Garden – Life is full of pricks is published by Indigo Raven Publishing and is available on Amazon and Kindle.

$15.00 Paperback ISBN 978-1-7378326-0-7 47 pages color $ 2.99 Ebook (Kindle) ISBN 978-1-7341874-4-1

If you would like further information contact:
Nathalie Tierce @ ntierce1 ( @ ) gmail dot com
or call: 818.482.7046

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