courtney love: and she's not even pretty at fred torres collaborations courtney love: and she's not even pretty at fred torres collaborations
may 12, 2012

courtney love: and she's not even pretty at fred torres collaborations

‘post mortem’ by courtney love,  2011 ink, pastel, colored pencil, graphite on paper 38 ½ x 50 inches courtesy of the artist and fred torres collaborations, new york

courtney love: courtney love and she’s not even pretty fred torres collaborations, new york city, new york, USA open now until june 15th, 2012

fred torres collaborations has on display the first exhibition of rocker, actress and artist courtney love’s hand illustrated works in new york city. the solo show entitled ‘courtney love and she’s not even that pretty’ is a display of forty-five intimate portrays of dejected, doll-like women within the new york gallery space. in a convergence of colored pencil, watercolor, and pastel materials on paper, the rocker-artist has depicted sorrowful women in a jumble of thoughts and lyrics scrawled around each figure. love portrays her personal experiences and those of people close to her in each work. through her interest in femme fatale-like characters, love paints each protagonist in a manner which reflects a sense of loss, regret and rejection, barring her deepest insecurities to the gallery goer in gestural, painterly collection of psychological images.

‘safe?’, 2011 pastel, colored pencil on paper 30 x 22 ¼ inches courtesy of the artist and fred torres collaborations, new york

‘get out, before he wakes’, 2011 ink, colored pencil, charcoal, graphite on paper 26 x 19 7/8 inches courtesy of the artist and fred torres collaborations, new york

‘a giant burst of light’, 2011 ink, colored pencil on paper 26 x 19 7/8 inches courtesy of the artist and fred torres collaborations, new york

’42 birkin bags’, 2012 pastel, watercolor, colored pencil on paper courtesy of the artist and fred torres collaborations, new york

‘everyone I love goes away in the end’, 2012 graphite, colored pencil, marker and pastel on paper 26 x 19 7/8 inches courtesy of the artist and fred torres collaborations, new york

‘I’m dead’, 2011 maker, colored pencil, graphite on paper 30 x 22 1/4 inches courtesy of the artist and fred torres collaborations, new york

‘you are a very bad liar’, 2011 ink, pastel, colored pencil on paper 26 x 19 7/8 inches courtesy of the artist and fred torres collaborations, new york

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