Buffalo, NY-Studio Hart is proud to announce the third annual showing of Love for Sale, a group show curated by Buffalo artist Molly Jarboe and featuring live music by Honey Girl and the Horseshoe Falls.
Participating visual artists include several familiar faces from years past as well as a number of new contributors:
Amy Meza Luraschi
Maria Pabico LaRotonda and Craig LaRotonda
Nancy J. Parisi
Allen Shelton and Molly Jarboe (Collaboration)
Ginny Rose Stewart
Christine Walsh and Adam Weekley (Collaboration)
*Honey Girl and the Horseshoe Falls will be performing Live at the opening featuring tracks from the new album “Oh Lake Erie.” Music starts at 7pm.
(Honey Girl & the Horseshoe Falls is a Buffalo based indie folk duo consisting of Lisa Forrest (vocals, guitar) and Doug Lambert (vocals, guitar, piano, bass, harmonica).
Once again, the exhibition is intended to coincide with the days leading up to Valentine’s Day and features works by multiple artists addressing the subject of gift giving to show love. The exhibition will be on view February 3-March 1, 2012. An opening reception will be held 6-9 pm Friday, February 4 as part of the Allentown First Fridays Gallery Walk.
Love for Sale explores love, sweet love, obsessive, dark love, all kinds of love. It goes from the joy of new love to the misery of unrequited love and spans all points in between. We invite you to come and investigate the mystery of gift giving while viewing objects of art representing expressions of love for sale. In the words of Roland Barthes:
“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. “ – A Lover’s Discourse
Image Credits: Top: Untitled photo by Jan Nagle, 2012, Bottom: Two Hearts Beat as One, Amy Greenan, mixed media, 2012
Studio Hart is located in Buffalo’s historic Allentown district, home to many galleries, fine restaurants and retail shops. Studio Hart is open Open Tuesday – Friday, 11:30 – 3:00pm Saturday, 12:00 to 3:00pm and by appointment.
65 Allen Street
Buffalo, NY 14202