Exhibition of paintings by Sarah Kurz on view at Allegra LaViola Gallery

NEW YORK, NY.- Allegra LaViola Gallery presents Sarah Kurz: Made For Love, an exhibition of paintings, on view from February 8 – March 11, 2012. In her first solo exhibition, Sarah Kurz turns her attention to a traditional subject: the portrait. Much as John Singer Sargent painted beautiful women and scenery of his day while exploring the ability of paint to convey light and texture, Kurz also chooses these as her focus. The women of Kurz’s paintings are a combination of myth and reality—they close their eyes to us and seem to dream of someone else, or gaze into a distance beyond our field of vision. When they do confront us, as in Tight Fit, their look reveals only more mystery. In addition to the portraits, there are more unconventional “portraits”. In Tried And True we are presented with an image of breasts, very nearly life size, and lovely in their fleshy pinkness. In Perhaps, Perhaps, Perh