01 February 2010

Breast as Brush Preview opens Thurs Feb4

Monday, February 1, 2010 (Chattanooga, TN) - The Asher Love Studio + Gallery will be showing nearly 100 individual works on paper during the BREAST AS BRUSH special exhibit event this month. All works will be sold during a silent auction and can be previewed beginning this Thursday, February 4th. The auction preview will continue during regular gallery hours through February 14th and culminate in a silent auction and reception on Monday, February 15th from 6pm-8pm.

In order to bring about a more holistic view of self, breast cancer survivors were invited to participate in a painting experience.  The Body as Brush group held painting sessions at the Rivoli Art Mill in November, December and January to provide an aesthetic challenge towards seeing form connected to beauty through color. The resulting paintings are the work of these survivors and their friends. The Breast as Brush exhibition is the collection of these works of art on paper and canvas to be sold at a silent auction in support of the local team participating in the Susan G. Komen Foundation 3 Day-For A Cure event taking place in Atlanta on October 22-24th.  This exhibit event is the group's first fundraiser of the year and they will receive 100% of the proceeds.

Bid cards will be available at the gallery during the two preview weeks and all are encouraged to submit early bids prior to auction night. On auction night on the 15th, the silent bidding will continue with most minimum bids opening at $25. In addition to the works on paper, two sculpture installations will also be sold at auction. The two sculptures, titled "Ravaged" and "Ravishing", are made of aluminum and surface-treated with fire and burnt paint. Aluminum ribbons are swirled around one another in each 7'H x 3'W freestanding piece. The elegant shapes of the ribbon forms are texturized by the harsh surface treatments to represent the ugliness of cancer against the beauty of the female form.

Check card, credit cards, checks and cash will all be processed the evening of the auction and receipts generated directly from the Susan G. Komen website. The Asher Love Gallery is open Thursday thru Saturday 11am-5pm and Sunday 12noon - 4pm and is located at 3914 St. Elmo Avenue in the heart of the revitalized St. Elmo business district directly behind Pasha's Coffee House and Blacksmiths Bistro.

Special gallery hours will be extended on the night of the Auction. The event is free and open to the public. In the name of love this Valentine's weekend, come to the Breast as Brush exhibit auction and reception on Monday, February 15th from 6pm-8pm at Asher Love Gallery to support a positive self-image and the fight against breast cancer. 

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