“Girls I Love”
The Love Museum
156 1st Ave, NYC
Oct 1 – Nov 5
The Modern Love Club presents The Love Museum, an experimental art gallery experience curated by matchmaker Amy Van Doran and museologist Marina Press. The Love Museum’s inaugural exhibition, entitled Girls I Love, includes works by Kirsten Bode, Jenna Gribbon, Loretta Mae Hirsch, Sarah Moran, Carly Silverman and Sera Sloane. Each collage, drawing, painting and polaroid underlines the necessity of strong relationships between women and society.
The storefront has been decorated by the painter and photographer Kirsten Bode. Also included are four Polaroids by Bode. Each portrait explores the models sensuality, woman’s relationship with nature and the self.
Gribbon’s portrait of her friends LaTonya and Julia are two paintings from Gribbon’s Conversation Series. A third larger portrait of Amy Van Doran entitled Amy in Conversation will be on view as well.
Hirsch’s drawings, Many Happy Endings and Kissing with the New Legs, belong to a series by the artist that depicts women with more than one set of legs. Many drawings are devoid of backgrounds.
Moran’s Something to Talk About shows a group of friends socializing at a picnic style table in an outdoor bar. Referencing the late 19th century composition of Renoir’s Le Déjeuner des canotiers Moran uses a new visual lexicon to build on the dialogue Renoir establishes. Technology like cell phones and electric lighting date Moran’s painting to the present day.
Silverman’s cityscape paintings feature elegant women charging across sidewalks clad in luxury designer shoes, garments, and toting their infamous purses.
Also on view are collages by artist and stylist Sera Sloane. Sloane appropriates colloquialisms by pasting them in a vinyl letters over depictions of women in both ads and editorials. Not necessarily from fashion magazines the images she chooses all have a vintage appeal.
The exhibit will be on display at The Modern Love Club now until November 5th.