TVAA Gallery Art Exhibition for Feb 2019 – “Love & Hurt”
TVAA Downtown Gallery, Plaza of the Americas
700 N. Pearl Street, Suite H106
Dallas, Texas 75201
The Gallery is located on Level LL, Suite H106
Hours: Tues-Fri 10am-4pm, and Saturdays 10-2pm; Closed Sundays & Mondays
Love and Hurt: An exhibition of the joy – and pain – of falling in love.
Every heart on earth has experienced love at least once in their lifetime. And, each one knows the journey to find love often comes with a hurt that cuts deeper than any physical wound. The creations shared at Love and Hurt seek to capture the emotions that accompany our journey to blissful fulfillment – by way of the pain that has the power to tear the heart to shreds.
CURATOR: JuJu Bartush
ABOUT THE CURATOR: A classically-trained artist with a degree in fine arts, Juju crosses her figurative artist style with a contemporary illustrative flavor. Her abstract line of paintings features high-contrast textures to shape the mood of each piece and a unique collection of shapes to create their form. By combining different types of paint and media, Juju portrays the many different levels of our existence through color and texture. She has a special talent for capturing human images and finds herself constantly observing how shadows define the facial features of those around her.
Juju’s goal for the observer of her art is to draw them into the painting, either through the eyes or the energy that the artwork creates. She aspires to capture that moment in time that takes you to the place where you can escape for those few moments in time, for it is those moments that create lasting memories.
Her newest channel of creativity is a contemporary illustrative style that uses high intensity colors to generate brilliance, energy and contrast. And, Juju has recently branched out to specialize in commissioned idealized portraits.
As an artist, I believe in practicing the sound principles of painting that I have learned both classically and experimentally. I also believe that an artist should strive for something more than just the technical accuracy in their work, but emotional bond of creative energies. There is a feeling, or reaction, that one gets when standing in front of a piece of art. Sometimes, it`s not an easy thing to describe, but one knows it when it happens. It might be the sense of place in the universe, the light on the subject, or a fleeting expression in a portrait. These are the types of reactions one hopes are communicated by art. The best scenario is when the technical and emotional unite as one
Submission Deadline: Friday, Jan 11th @ midnight
Acceptance Notification: Friday, Jan 18th
Deliver artwork: Saturday, Feb 2nd from 10-2pm
Exhibit Open to the Public: During Gallery business hours; Tuesday-Sat
Reception: Saturday, Feb 9th from 4-6pm
Pick up artwork: Saturday, March 2nd from 10-2pm