Love for Sale II @ Studio Hart

Buffalo, NY-Studio Hart is proud to announce the second annual showing of “Love for Sale,” a group show curated by Buffalo artist Molly Jarboe.

Once again the exhibition is intended to coincide with the days leading up to Valentine’s Day and features works by multiple artists and writers addressing the subject of gift giving to show love. The exhibition will be on view February 4-March 2, 2011. An opening reception will be held 6-9 pm Friday, February 4 as part of the Allentown First Fridays Gallery Walk.

Honey Girl and the Horseshoe Falls will be performing Love Songs Live at the Opening on February 4, starting at 7pm.

As a starting point for the theme of Love for Sale, Molly Jarboe used the following quote:

“The Heart – coeur/heart – This word refers to all kinds of movements and desires, but what is constant is that the heart is constituted into a gift-object–whether ignored or rejected. ”

Roland Barthes – A Lover’s Discourse

“Love for Sale” celebrates all aspects of love, from sweetness to infatuation and lost love. The show explores multiple angles from the joy of new love to the misery of unrequited love. We invite you to come and investigate the mystery of gift giving while viewing objects of art representing expressions of love for sale.

Contributing artists are:

Lauren Braun
Lisa Forrest & Andrew Rippeon
Molly Jarboe
Doug Lambert
Maria Pabico LaRotonda
Amy Meza Luraschi
Nancy J. Parisi
J-M Reed
Ginny Rose Stewart
Lizz Switzer
Christine Walsh & Adam Weekley

Click to see some Press

– Top event image by Maria Pabico LaRotonda
– Middle image detail of work by Elizabeth Switzer
– Bottom – Honey Girl and the Horseshoe Falls promo design by Amy Meza Luraschi

Studio Hart is located in Buffalo’s historic Allentown district, home to many galleries, fine restaurants and retail shops. Studio Hart is open 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment.


Barbara Hart
Studio Hart
65 Allen Street
Buffalo, NY 14202

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