“Heart’s Blood” Group Show
Curated by Beautiful Bizarre Magazine
Opening Reception Sponsored by Sand City Brewery : Saturday, September 16th, 6-8pm*
Exhibition runs September 16 – October 15, 2017
Haven Gallery presents a Beautiful Bizarre Magazine curated exhibition. “Heart’s Blood” inspired by the Oscar Wilde fairytale, ‘The Nightingale & the Rose’. Copies of the latest issue of “Beautiful Bizarre Magazine” will be available for sale at the event.
‘The Nightingale and the Rose’ is a romantic and deeply moving story of love and sacrifice. Starting out as all fairy tales do, a man seeking his true love, and a young girl who promises him a dance only if he brings her a red rose. His heart song is heard by the nightingale and the ultimate sacrifice for love is heartbreakingly made, with an equally heartbreaking end.
We wouldn’t be human without our stories of love and loss. Ultimately our existence relies upon drifting into and away from love. We cannot control having hearts that fall deeply and break easily. Love leaves lingering memories and the theme is to explore the dark and romantic with the help of this tragic love story.
Adrian Borda, Akiki Ijichi, Amber Carr, Amy Sol, Bella Harris, Caia Koopman, Camilla d’Errico, Carisa Swenson, Chie Yoshii, Ciou, Crystal Morey, Elizabeth McGrath, Emil Melmoth, Emilie Steele, Erika Sanada, Fay Helfer, Forest Rogers, Glenn Arthur, Gretchen Lewis, Hieu Nguyen, Hikari Shimoda, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Jessica Joslin, Jel Ena, Kari-Lise Alexander, Karly Perez, Kathie Olivas, Kurtis Rykovich, Lana Crooks, Laura Colors, Lori Nelson, Mahlimae, Miho, Miso, Naoto Hattori, Nadezda, Octoplum, Peca, Richard J Oliver, Scott Radke, Tracy Lewis, Virginie Ropars, Yoko d’Holbachie, Young Chun, Zoe Lacchei
Haven Gallery Owner, Erica Berkowitz on Beautiful Bizarre Magazine & the “Heart’s Blood” Exhibition:
“Beautiful Bizarre Magazine is one of the most beautifully produced and thoughtfully written art publications available today. Naturally when Haven Gallery opened its doors just over two years ago, an advertising partnership with Beautiful Bizarre Magazine was paramount. Although a younger publication, one can find passion, strong curation, theory and artful design in the pages of Beautiful Bizarre, allowing it to stand up to and stand out from many of its peer publications.
In collaboration with Beautiful Bizarre Magazine for “Heart’s Blood”, one will find their Editor in Chief, Danijela Krha Purssey’s fervent championing of both emerging and established artists through her careful and ruminative curation of artwork. The exhibition visually interprets a tragic and beloved tale by Oscar Wilde entitled The Nightingale and the Rose, in which a young boy seeks out the love of a girl who requests a gift of a red rose. Through a multitude of media including paintings, drawings and sculpture, the artists in Heart’s Blood retell and interpret this beautifully harrowing tale of young love and sacrifice. A universal tale as timeless as the art itself.
*Guests include Curator Danijela Krha Purssey, Richard Purssey, Exhibiting Artists: Emilie Steele, Carisa Swenson, Hieu Nguyen, Karly Perez and Lori Nelson.