“Love and Commercialism” at 2 Rules

2 Rules Fine Art hosts a group show featuring twelve artists whose works will explore the concept of romance through fine art and design.

This show will showcase work from 2 Rules Fine Art’s represented staple of artists, as well as introduce several new artists and designers to the gallery. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the show will explore the theme of romance, with some works exploring how our concept of love has been shaped by mass-media society. The show will also include work by local fashion accessory designers.

“Valentine’s Day is a powerful reminder of the symbolic, self-expressive function often served by the products we consume,” says Dr. Samuel Bond, Assistant Professor (Marketing), Georgia Tech College of Management. “In its celebration of romance, the marketplace juxtaposes whimsy and authenticity, ritual and spontaneity, the ‘sacred’ and the ‘profane’. It is inspiring to witness the breadth of artistic interpretation this phenomenon can evoke.”

Artists participating in the group show include Stanford Ashcraft (a painter from Marietta, Ga.), Joe Baskerville (a painter from Atlanta, Ga.), Mary Jane Caldwell (a shoe designer from Dunwoody, Ga.), Pedro Gonzalez (a painter and printmaker from Marietta, Ga.), Teri Levine (a painter and scarf designer from Atlanta, Ga.), Beth Maddox (a painter from Jacksonville, Fla.), Stephanie Rond (a painter from Columbus, Ohio), Helen Rule (a jewelry designer from Atlanta, Ga.), Michelle Scott (a painter from Acworth, Ga.), Patty Weisman (a sculptor from Marietta, Ga.), Kay Vinson (a painter from Birmingham, Ala.), Ava Werner (a mixed media artist from Marietta, Ga.), Joe Ruminski (a woodturner from Fairview, N. Carolina), Loretta Paraguassu (a painter from Atlanta, Ga.) and Aaron Ristau (a kinetic sculptor from Loveland, Co.).

Through Feb. 24.

2 Rules Fine Art
85 Church Street
Marietta, GA

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