Heidi Pitre has made the entire south her home, and her canvas. She has lived across the south, creating along the way, finding the Southern Peculiar in every aspect of her work.
The South. It's not like anywhere else. It's not even like itself. The heat is glorious, but overbearing. The food is delicious and deadly. Its people can be painfully lovely, or painfully vicious. If you know the South well, you love it and you hate it, but you can't shake it. You can leave it, but it doesn't leave you. It's a way of life, and an odd way of living. Some might even say a peculiar way of living.
These works examine the South and its people, in all their peculiar wonder. Shining a light on the parts that make us smile, and a flashlight into the dark parts that don't. Reflecting the "Sunday afternoon" South: colorfully painted, depicting heartwarming scenes, with a twist that is all too familiar, absurdly odd, but light-hearted, and funny, even if you're not exactly sure why.
An emotional interpretation highlighting aspects in a way that will create a deeper understanding of "us" for insiders and outsiders, helping to embrace our complex absurdity, our Southern Peculiar.
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