collaboration with Violabox Art Gallery in Genova Italy,
MF Gallery is proud to present:
has always been one of the most represented subjects in art history.
From the Sacred to the Profane, each era has had its own versions,
depending on the style of the times.
sculptures, Roman frescoes, rare romantic depictions in Medieval
art, “Venus and Cupid” by Giovanni Battista Paggi,
“The Kiss” by Auguste Rodin, “The Kiss”
by Gustav Klimt, “LOVE” by Robert Indiana, various
“Untitled Hearts” by Keith Haring… The examples
are too many to list. Almost every artist has been inspired by
this feeling. Love is one of the greatest motivators to creativity.
the theme is being reinterpreted by the international artists
of MF Gallery and Violabox…
The “love affair” between these two galleries began
in 2009 with their first collaborative exhibit, and it continues
with the exchange of artists from one continent to the other.
Gallery has been open since 2003 in New York City, and also had
a location in the historical center of Genova for 5 years. They
were among the first to bring lowbrow / pop surrealism to Italy.
Since 2007 Violabox Gallery has been hosting art shows in its
location on Via Trebisonda in Genova, as well as many site specific
installations in alternative spaces around the city.
artwork showing ranges from Isadora Bucciarelli’s architectural
sculptures, to an installation by Rudy Dore, Fernando Carpaneda’s
Punk Rock Love, Loving couples by Macchiavello, Martina Secondo
Russo’s Tattooed Hands and a heart made of skulls by Frank
Russo. The show also features many drawings and paintings by:
Anonymous Art, Luigi Copello, Benedetta De Benedetti, Erica Doll,
Rudy Fig, Giorgio Fracassi, Silvano Galifi, Gregorio Giannotta,
Scott Holloway, Sergio Leta, Drew Maillard, Angie Mason, Marcello
Mogni, Morg, Filippo Nicotra, Marco Puerari, Marco Rea, Gianluca
Sturman, Etienne Zerah and other international artists.
year, we give you an alternative to the usual Valentine’s
Day gifts… Flowers die, chocolates get eaten, but a work
of art is forever!
your loved one to the opening party, on Saturday February 1st
at 6pm, where you can chose a work of art that represents your
love for each other... Then, on Valentine’s Day, Friday
February 14th at 6pm, join us for a romantic drink among the romantic
art… Celebrate this special holiday with MF Gallery and
My Valentine” will be on view until March 22nd, 2014 at
Violabox Art Gallery, Via Trebisonda 56c Genova, Italy. All of
the art can also be viewed and purchased online at: www.MFgallery.net/Valentine/Vday.html
International shipping is available.
more information, or to request images, please contact Martina
Secondo Russo at: info@MFgallery.net