Opening Thursday, April 5 at Cohn Drennan Contemporary, Kerry Pacillio presents MOTHER, a new series exploring women’s roles in human development, as well as the expectations and limitations of motherhood.

Opening Reception April 5, 2012, 6 – 8 p.m. Exhibition on display through April 28, 2012

Kerry was awarded a BFA in Sculpture from TCU in 2010, and has had multiple exhibitions between Dallas and Fort Worth since her graduation. She has been a member of 500X Gallery since 2010. In 2011 she received the Dallas Museum of Art, Kimbrough Fund Grant to make her own music video for The Kinks’ 1987 song Property, which she is currently producing in her home in the San Francisco Bay area of California.

Please join the gallery in welcoming Kerry back to Dallas at the gallery’s opening reception April 5th. Kerry Pacillio: “In this work I address the notion of Mother-As-Villain, in which an overprotective figure nurtures to the point of smothering. She becomes an albatross as well as a life force, protecting us from danger, but also sheltering us from life. Drawing inspiration from films like Carrie, Grey Gardens, and Pink Flamingos (as well as Pink Floyd’s The Wall), I attempt to address the anxiety and guilt that mothers can induce as we grow independent from them, and the validity and simultaneous absurdity of the overprotectiveness mothers feel toward their children”

For more information about Kerry Pacillio, MOTHER or for more information about Cohn Drennan Contemporary, please go towww.cohndrennancontemporary.com or call 214.708.8051 or e-mailcohn@cohndrennancontemporary.com. The gallery is located at 1107 Dragon, Dallas, TX and hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.