On Tuesday May 1st Fred Torres Collaborations hosted a special preview of Courtney Love’ first art show, “And She’s Not Even Pretty” and exhibition of drawings with over 45 works by the artist.
The former Hole frontwoman and “the most controversial woman in the history of rock” as described by Rolling Stine Magazine has taken a break from music to focus more on her art, working primarily with colored pencil, pastel and watercolor. Her pieces are deeply psychological – invoking many emotions- from tormented, to romantic to sexual to vulnerable. In many of the pieces, the drawings are surrounded by lines of poetry, music lyrics or even frantic written blurbs.
Love creates highly charged dreamscapes, often containing a vibrant palette filled with gestural forms, and marks that are at times fluid, or compulsive and frenetic, which imbue a deeply moving psychological quality to the works.
The exhibition opens to the public today May 3 and will run through through June 15 at Fred Torres Collaborations.
Fred Torres Collaborations is located at 527 West 29th Street, New York.