Zoya Tommy Gallery presents "St. Valentine" opening reception
Zoya Tommy Gallery presents "St. Valentine," a group exhibition featuring recent works by artists Clara Hoag, Thedra Cullar-Ledford, Lisa Krannichfeld, and Forrest Prince. The exhibition focuses on the timeless subject of women and love, harmoniously juxtaposed with religious artwork that explores love in the spiritual realm.
Displayed in the gallery's second exhibition space, the show is divided into two seemingly different topics that actually blend together by virtue of their shared humanity. One is the crucial role women play in society. The subject is addressed through the artistic expressions of Clara, Thedra and Lisa, three female artists who have distinguished themselves in the art community by exploring femininity from very different and sometimes controversial perspectives.
On the other hand, Forrest Prince makes assemblages to convey God's infinite love for His vulnerable children on earth. The only male artist in the show, Forrest's faith in an invisible yet ever-present God injects a religious point of view and sets the stage for an interesting discourse about the meaning of love.
The exhibition is called "St. Valentine" in honor of the annual holiday that celebrates romantic love in the secular form, while tracing its roots to the early Christian martyr Saint Valentine who was executed because of his stand for Christian marriage. Love has been a source of artistic inspiration for centuries, probably because it is the only thing that really matters, and Zoya Tommy Gallery hopes to continue the conversation from an entirely different perspective.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through March 18.