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“…the parts that are harder to control, the more abstract places, I think those are really where the best parts are.”  An great interview about getting bored and the weirdness of realism with the Portland-based painter Storm Tharp at Daily Serving.

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Stephanie Pierce grew up in Memphis, TN, and has lived in Boston, MA, Asheville, NC, rural Tennessee, and Seattle, WA.  Right now, she lives in Fayetteville, AR.  Her paintings are currently showing in Sound and Vision: Circuit, Tube, and Prism, an exhibition at the Space Gallery in Portland, ME, which was curated by Gideon Bok.  Later this spring, she will have a solo exhibition at Wynn Bone Gallery in Annapolis, MD.

Usually MWC interviews are conducted at a bit of a remove, but Stephanie and I actually live in the same town, so I went over to her house and recorded a conversation with her.

When did you know you were a painter?

I actually intended on becoming a painter when I was a little kid.  I think I was in the 6th grade.  My dream was, I’m going to be a painter and I’m going to live in the mountains.  I would draw pictures of what my house would look like, and I had this image of painting next to mountain streams.  What’s funny is I wasn’t surrounded by artists.  I knew one artist, my friend’s mom.

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