Incase you were blissfully unaware, The Fred Torres Collaborations gallery in New York City will show a selection of Courtney’s drawings.
The exhibition called And She’s Not Even Pretty! will run from May 3 to June 15.
Love’s drawings evince romantic hysteria, featuring doll-like women surrounded by Love’s emotionally fraught writing, excerpts of poetry, or compelling music lyrics. The women in works like Room 9 are often tormented, lamenting romances shattered and the devastation of rejection. In other works like March 2010 #2 Dublin sexual desire and the insecurity of new love are pushed to the forefront. The subjects of
Love’s drawings are based on the artist’s personal experiences, friends, and her interest in fin de siècle paintings in which women are portrayed as powerful femme fatales, virtuous heroines, or as non-individual
beings whose purpose is purely sexual. Through these drawings all of Love’s soul is bared for the viewer - the desire for love and the fear of loss. Working primarily with colored pencil, pastel and watercolor, 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
I will never not love you, you fucking DICK.