Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Heart Art? Pucker Up!

Good: There is a new gallery opening up on Bedford Street featuring the art of Fernando Luis Alvarez.

Bad: I'm not available for the opening reception on December 17th.

However: Gallery Manager, Ivey Dennen, was kind enough to give me the lowdown.

Ms. Dennen describes Mr. Alvarez's art as influenced by heavy hitters from pop art era like Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, Basquiat and Julian Schanbel in addition to other modern artists.

When I asked why people should take a look inside the new gallery, the answer was intriguing. Ms Dennen responded "Once inside, you will be brought into a world that is driven by the power of female lips and if opened to it, will likely walkout no longer underestimating this powerful part of a women."

The new gallery seems keenly aware of and appreciative of the city's emphasis on art, with a plan to help make Stamford a "valid platform for the arts" and "a great hub for the local gallery market." Ms. Dennon noted that "[t]he city has done well and needs to continue that work which is why we are opening in Stamford."

I, for one, can't wait to see what's our new neighbor has in store.

(photo from snowkei, flickr.com)

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