It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and we have come up with a group of galleries and artists we think all area art lovers should take some time to check out. Either you can attend some of this weekend’s gallery openings with your sweetheart, or you can pop into a gallery solo to check out some major Valentine’s gifts that will thrill your someone long after your candy hearts have been devoured and that bouquet of roses has lost its petals. Some to-be-expected themes tied together our list of romantically-inspired picks, such as red, hearts, love, and passion, and of course a little jewelry. Maybe your own love of art will spur you to explore the heart of our cultural community this month with the one you love, or with art you have a passion for!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Below are some inspired choices from our gallery community - send us your own romantic finds and post your pictures on our CGN Flickr page. We found a lot, so scroll down for the list! xo
• KM Fine Arts
The iconic message of love shouted from every mountain top and museum gallery world-wide...
The Book of Love 2, 1996, Serigraph, 24 x 20”, Edition 177 of 200, Signed and numbered in pencil
• Valerie Carberry Gallery
Making love, out of nothing at all....
Ellen Lanyon, Untitled, 1964, pastel on paper, 26.375 x 19”
• Poster Plus
This sweet pair of earrings could be for someone with playful style.
Mark Poulin, Rainbow Hearts/Unicorn Necklace ($56.99),
Double-sided enamel and sterling silver necklace; one inch tall and comes on a nylon coated stainless steel cord with a sterling clasp.
• R.S. Johnson Fine Art
Some of history's most famous artists have long looked to mythology and love as muses...
Pablo Picasso, Le théatre de Picasso: Eros et les femmes,
February 11, 28; March 3, 16, 30, 1970, Picasso's Theater: Eros and Women
Albrecht Durer, Three Genii, about 1500, Engraving, 4 1/2 x 3”
• Colletti Gallery
What Valentine doesn't love chocolate?
Anonymous, C. 1910, Imprimerie Paul Dupont, 60 x 43”, 9903
• Andrew Bae Gallery
These two artists take red to a whole new level... Keysook Geum's clever "dress" (yes, it's technically wearable) would be a show stopper for any romantic dinner.
Keysook Geum, copper wire, stones
Jae Ko, JK 364 R, Rolled paper + ink, 21 x 18 x 6”, 2008
• Echt Gallery
Fire in the hands of a talented artist can makes beautiful objects out of glass...
Martin Blank, Apricot Lotus, hot sculpted glass, 18 x 17 x 17”
Pearl Dick, Fire and Water, blown and hot sculpted glass, wood, 15 x 17 x 7”
• Golden Triangle
GT has many functional objects of desire - this antique chest is traditional for a Korean bride at her wedding.
Korean Wedding Chest, Wood, iron, Korea, c. 1850, 34.5W x 16.5D x 33H
• Rebecca Zemans
Zemans makes jewelry for individuals as well as arty couples for weddings and more. These earrings feature red garnets for the season.
Small Faceted Stud Satellites, 2008, Sterling Silver + Garnet, .25" x .25". Each piece of jewelry is fabricated upon request.