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Shari Pierce: Whitewash / Portraits of 34 Sex Offenders and 2 Sexual Predators from Within a 5 Mile Radius

Exhibition  /  10 Jul 2010  -  04 Sep 2010
Published: 03.07.2010
Galerie Rob Koudijs
Management:
Rob Koudijs
Hans, HovyRings: Sculptullery, 2010Ebony, silver..

Hans, Hovy
Rings: Sculptullery, 2010
Ebony, silver.

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(... )  As an artist, her object is not to find a solution, but to highlight the situation and provoke debate. Whitewash / Portraits of 34 Sex Offenders and 2 Sexual Predators from Within a 5 Mile Radius shows the medium of jewellery in its most political form. (...)

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Shari Pierce
It is easy to pin on a ribbon to show that you support AIDS victims or are against abuse of women: jewellery can be a bearer of many different tidings. But the new necklaces of Shari Pierce go one step further.

Many men apparently have a rather difficult time with their testosterone levels. In the United States, where strict moral standards clash with an over-sexualized culture, there is a huge desire to control people’s urges and impulses. An example: everyone who has ever been found guilty of rape is always obliged by law to register with the local police. This American system makes it possible to locate all offenders living within a 5-mile radius of your home. Shari Pierce tested this with a random address; the house she selected was surrounded by 36 potential threats.

The problem is clearly manifest in the subject, the choice of material and the workmanship of Pierce’s necklaces. As an artist, her object is not to find a solution, but to highlight the situation and provoke debate. Whitewash / Portraits of 34 Sex Offenders and 2 Sexual Predators from Within a 5 Mile Radius shows the medium of jewellery in its most political form.

Ward Schrijver
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Remarks

Opening:
Saturday the 10th of July 2010 at 17.00  hours.

Open hours:
Wednesday to Saturday 12.00 - 6.00 pm or by appointment
Shari Pierce. Necklace: Stain, 2010. Used lace curtain, ink. 85 x 34 cm. Shari Pierce
Necklace: Stain, 2010
Used lace curtain, ink
85 x 34 cm
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Shari Pierce. Necklace: Sack, 2010. Old flannel pillow case, broken dishes, ink, thread. 84 x 25cm. Shari Pierce
Necklace: Sack, 2010
Old flannel pillow case, broken dishes, ink, thread
84 x 25cm
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Shari Pierce. Pendant: #3 of 36 Portraits of Sex Offenders-Predators from within a 5 mile radius, 2010. Photo transparencies, black paint, stainless steel. 13.5 x 10cm. Shari Pierce
Pendant: #3 of 36 Portraits of Sex Offenders-Predators from within a 5 mile radius, 2010
Photo transparencies, black paint, stainless steel
13.5 x 10cm
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Shari Pierce. Necklace: Hope (or False Hope), 2010. Cotton gauze. 90 x 15 cm. Shari Pierce
Necklace: Hope (or False Hope), 2010
Cotton gauze
90 x 15 cm
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Shari Pierce. Necklace: 34 Sexual Offenders and 2 Sexual Predators, 2010. Photo prints from transparencies, silk. 170 cm long. Shari Pierce
Necklace: 34 Sexual Offenders and 2 Sexual Predators, 2010
Photo prints from transparencies, silk
170 cm long
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Shari Pierce. Necklace: Modesty Sketch, 2010. Hijab, used bedroom curtain, ink. 81 x 20 cm. Shari Pierce
Necklace: Modesty Sketch, 2010
Hijab, used bedroom curtain, ink
81 x 20 cm
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Shari Pierce. Necklace: Burqa Necklace, 2010. Burqa. 97 cm long. Shari Pierce
Necklace: Burqa Necklace, 2010
Burqa
97 cm long
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Shari Pierce. Necklace: Information Integration-36 portraits of  Sex Offenders, 2010. Cotton gauze, photo prints from transparencies. 66 cm long. Shari Pierce
Necklace: Information Integration-36 portraits of Sex Offenders, 2010
Cotton gauze, photo prints from transparencies
66 cm long
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