So what’s with the (Anti) Valentine Exhibit?

So, why do you ask, would I exhibit one of my pieces of art in a show billed as “Anti-Valentine?” Am I angry? Hostile? Do I look at life from a dark place? Well, no, no and no.

However, as one who has given my heart freely and loved deeply, I am very familiar with how it feels to have that heart injured – and even ripped apart. And while the intensity of the pain may be temporary, it is very real. I also see what’s going on culturally all around us, and know there are others who have been “injured” in one way or anther, and can empathize with their pain.

I have used art to help work through many feelings and situations over the years, and so I have artwork that speaks from my various stages of “injury”. One in particular felt appropriate for this exhibit. Not to show love as dark or hopeless, but to capture that moment of revelation – that what you poured yourself into is no longer good for you – and maybe hasn’t been for a very long time.

So, I welcome you to visit and see my piece, Cat Call 209. The exhibit is sponsored by Works/San Jose.

Exhibition: February 2 through 18, 2018
pens with the South First Fridays art walk from 7–11pm
Exhibit hours start 2/3: Fridays 12–6pm, Saturdays and Sundays 12–4pm.

365 South Market Street
San José, California