Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Love, Lust, and Desire

A low fat alternative for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day - affordable art to tickle everyone's fancy.

McGowan Fine Art announces the opening of “Love, Lust & Desire” featuring the works of over 40 different artists. The show will run from January 31 to February 17, with a reception on February 3 from 5 to 7 PM. There is a snow date of February 10.

February is a month that inspires the romantic in all of us- but are you tired of giving the same old box of candy or vase of flowers? In celebration of Valentine’s Day, McGowan Fine Art presents “Love Lust & Desire,” an annual group show of over 40 artists. The majority of these artworks will be smaller than a sheet of paper, with prices between $25- $300- perfect for framing and presenting to your sweetheart. Or make it a date and pick out a valentine for each other. With such a big theme a lot of surprises are to be  expected. And the reception is the perfect opportunity to meet the artist who has created your Valentine!                                                  

The artists’ submissions from this show are as varied as the artists themselves. Claire Larrabee’s, beautiful, romantic jewelry will surely delight its recipient. Some of the pieces are like sweet little love notes, such as Jan Roy’s painting, “On My Mind”, or Janet Duncan’s delectable “Box of Chocolates”. Sid Ceaser’s  photographs of small plastic anime toys are sensual and humorous in their life-like depictions. Ted Arnold explores desire through a series of witty and comical prints for this show.

Some of the artists turn to animals for inspiration. Jane O’Hara’s loving portraits capture the unique personalities of animals, from bunnies to Boston Terriers. Debbie Kinson expresses love and desire through nature, such as two leaves playfully entwined in “Our Dance”, or the yearning of a bird for its worm in her luminous painting, “You Belong to  Me”.  

This is a show that will amuse and amaze. Bring your Valentine in for the gift of beauty.