Courtney Love's art on display

April 29, 2012 at 12:35 PM
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NEW YORK, April 29 (UPI) -- Musician Courtney Love says her first art exhibit in New York City takes a look at her relationships and features women in vulnerable mental states.

"And She's Not Even Pretty," which opens Thursday at the Fred Torres Collaborations gallery, includes more than 45 works in colored pencil, pastel and watercolor, a release from the gallery said.

Love called the collection a "Kurt-free zone," referring to her marriage with late rocker Kurt Cobain, the Huffington Post reported Friday. Instead, she said the works take an inward look at her relationships, such as her friendship with actress Gwyneth Paltrow.

"A lot of this collection is about one romance," Love said without identifying the subject of said romance.

Anne Pasternak, president and artistic director of Creative Time, an organization that commissions public arts projects, said the drawings bare it all, "as Courtney always does."

"With pure line, color and raw emotion, Courtney Love makes drawings of turmoil and contradictions. Sometimes whimsical and carefree, they too express dark psychological states. Sometimes coy and sexually alluring, they ultimately speak of her vulnerability and longing for fairytale romance," Pasternak said.

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