Salon Moxie Hosts “Pinstripe Forest”

March 3, 2009 (RALEIGH, NC) – A series of 12 black and white linear paintings enliven the interior of Salon Moxie from now through April as the North Raleigh hair salon hosts “Pinstripe Forest: New Black and White Work,” a special exhibit by Cary, NC-based artist Constance Pappalardo.

According to the artist, “Pinstripe Forest” is about “playing with harsh and jagged vertical lines, softened by fine ‘pinstripes’ and the suggestion of a natural world.”  She created these paintings specifically for the Salon Moxie exhibit.

Pappalardo’s contemporary abstract watercolors range from color and form that she describes as “very romantic and idealistic in spirit” to black and white work that is “all about emotion, composition, and whatever magic occurs when a painting begins to speak for itself out of total, unapologetic abstraction,” she says. “The work is more deliberate — not in the sense that I have it all sketched out but more from an intention to face up to my demons rather than escape from them.”

Born in Lima, Peru, Pappalardo studied art at The School of Visual Arts and The Art Student’s League, both in New York. Her work has been featured in numerous art exhibitions in Cary, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and other cities in North Carolina. A member of The Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh, she was chosen as the 2007 signature artist for Cary’s Spring Daze Arts & Crafts Festival.

For more information on the artist, visit

Salon Moxie, located at 6191-122 Falls of Neuse Road, has been hosting revolving art exhibits since it opened in 2007. For more information, including business hours, visit or call 919-850-0721.

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