Wednesday, January 30, 2013

GIVE LOVE live and online!

GIVE LOVE by Valyntina Grenier
In Plato’s Symposium, Sophocles posits that to love is to desire love. The figures in GIVE LOVE represent various romantic couples. These couples explore Sophocles’ convention, and its opposite, to love without expectation. The subtle gestures of the figures depict natural, iconic moments that occur between two women, two men, and between woman and man.
The pieces are snapshots of lovers engaged. As the titles indicate, the figures are out in the world, perhaps having a picnic or preparing to dance. Or they are alone together, naked, happy or quarreling. Their love is insecure, inquiring, “Are You Mine?” or confident, declaring, “My Love is Yours.” The minimalism of these pieces, as well as Sophocles’ notion of love, leave room for interpretation and conversation. What do you see? How is your love?

These works will be on display February 4th- March 31st 2013. Please join me for the reception Saturday March 9th 6:30-8:30pm at Cafe Passe 415 N 4th Ave. Tucson Arizona 520.624.4411. The cafe is open Sunday thru Tuesday 8am-8pm Wednesday thru Saturday 8am-10pm. OR TO VISIT THE WORKS ONLINE GO TO VALYNTINAGRENIER.COM