Florence Miller Pierce
(b. b.1918, Washington, D.C; d. 2007)
At nineteen Florence Miller Pierce and her husband Horace joined the Transcendental Painting Group, which formed in Albuquerque in 1938 and disbanded in 1945. Through nonobjective art, the group aspired to create paintings that went beyond representing the mere physical world. Pierce honed her signature style by pouring layer after layer of tinted resin onto mirrored plexiglass. Her paintings appear to emit light. A white line resembling a fold intersects the milky picture plane in each of her One Liners series, creating a sense of rhythm and seriality. Pierce described wanting to capture the effect of half-seeing, as though in fog or snow, a quality she achieves in these works.