Love for Sale – Shots

Just a few shots from the opening on Friday. It was a great night in spite of the Buffalo cold.  Thank you to all the art lovers, the artists and Dan and Barbara Hart of Studio Hart.

Studio Hart is free and open to the public Tuesday through Friday, 11:30 pm-3:30 pm, Saturday Noon-4 pm and by appointment.

Studio Hart
65 Allen Street, Buffalo, NY  14202
www.studiohart.com
716-536-8338

Love for Sale: Secrets and Lies

Love for Sale: Secrets and Lies

Opening Reception, February 7th from 6-9pm

Announcing the fifth annual showing of Love for Sale at Studio Hart in Allentown, curated by Molly Jarboe and Elizabeth Switzer. This year the work featured will focus on the theme of Secrets and Lies.

Participating visual artists include:

Debra Eck

Ani Hoover

Esther Neisen

Elizabeth Lambert Mararian

Anne Muntges

Kurt Treeby

Ginny Rose Stewart

Graceful by Debra Eck

Graceful by Debra Eck

Love for Sale coincides 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 7 – March 1, 2014.

Founded in 2006, Studio Hart is located in Buffalo’s historic Allentown District, home to many art galleries, retail shops and restaurants. For more information about Allentown First Fridays Gallery Walk, follow this link:

http://www.firstfridaysallentown.com/events/firstfriday/firstfridaysvideo/index.html

Studio Hart is free and open to the public Tuesday through Friday, 11:30 pm-3:30 pm, Saturday Noon-4 pm and by appointment.

Contact:

Barbara Hart
Studio Hart
65 Allen Street
Buffalo, NY  14202

www.studiohart.com
studiohart@gmail.com
716-536-8338

Love for Sale III @ Studio Hart

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:

Lauren Braun
Amy Greenan
Ani Hoover
Doug Lambert
Amy Meza Luraschi
Julian Montague
Jan Nagle
Maria Pabico LaRotonda and Craig LaRotonda
Nancy J. Parisi
Kate Parzych
Allen Shelton and Molly Jarboe (Collaboration)
Ginny Rose Stewart
Elizabeth Switzer
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.

Contact:

Barbara Hart
Studio Hart
65 Allen Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
716-536-8337
www.studiohart.com
studiohart@gmail.com

About my new project, Tangled

It’s been a while since my last post and the main reason for this is that I’ve been busy making new work.  This is a good thing, so I’m not feeling too terribly bad about falling behind on my blogs.  But it’s about time for an update, so I thought I’d share some of the work.

My new photo project is entitled Tangled and it’s now up as part of a two person show with Maria Pabico LaRodonda at Studio Hart in Buffalo.  Here are three images from the project followed by my artist statement.  I’m really excited about the new work and It’s already expanding in new directions.  I’ll have a solo show in October at The Backroom @ Hardware too.  More news to follow…

See more images from Tangled and other projects at mollyjarboe.com

Tangled is set in wooded areas where the natural landscape is photographed, then digitally altered.  Fantastically lit thickets and felled branches serve as backdrops to a cast of characters that seem to possess clues to secrets existing just beyond view.  No specific story line is spelled out, leaving the viewer free to wonder about and imagine a narrative of his or her own.

For me as the artist, Tangled represents the most recent chapter in an obsessive retelling of a story from my past about a child who has lost her favorite toy.  She imagines the toy has come to life and she longs to go out into the world in search of it. Tangled gets its inspiration from various children’s books and fairy tales, and seeks to awaken in its viewer the kind of unquestioning sense of adventure that can thrive in the imaginations of children.

Across my body of work I consistently explore themes of loss, memory, imagination and dreams.  Photography can freeze and eternalize what would be fleeting moments in time, but there is no mechanism for this in dreams. We rely on memory.  The moments and scenes represented in my work exist in a mysterious space somewhere between the real and the imagined.  There is no way to photograph dreams.

MJ