Amy Rice, 'Peonies'


Pickets and Peonies

Daily from March 2-April 23
Time Varies
Art, Galleries

These days, it’s difficult to avoid seeing the political in any type of artwork. Take Amy Rice’s prints, for instance. The artist is much beloved for imagery that’s often referred to as sweet, wistful, and nostalgic; pieces that could be interpreted as harkening back to a time when things were ostensibly “great.” And yet the people in her work are of diverse races, nature is celebrated and nurtured, love and intention are palpable, and girls and women are at the forefront. If America needs to get great again, one could begin with studying the beauty at the heart of Rice’s work. In this exhibition, she lightens our lives with colorful imagery that challenges supposed traditional hierarchies and conveys compassion instead.