Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Spread the Love

Hello everyone,

Well I'm afraid it's that time of year again folks.  There's no escaping Valentines Day!













Here at UG we believe that it's no more than a tasteless commercial frenzy, from which the likes of Tesco do very well indeed.
So, to counteract the tat we thought we'd highlight a couple of gems from our current exhibition, Poetic Licence, that are truly heartfelt, classic, and that will certainly stand the test of time:

















'Shakespeare's Sonnet, oil and pencil on board, by Joyce Gunn Cairns MBE.
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds
William Shakespeare, Sonnet No. 116

Sensitive and regal, Joyce Gunn Cairns captures the intimacy of a genuine couple in love - beautiful.

Or, if you'd like something more intimate in scale:

















'Home Is when I'm Alone With You', mixed media, by Imogen Alabaster.
With a title taken from the lovely song 'Home', by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros', this is a beautiful little painting that gets its message across without submitting us to dreadful commercial sentimentalism.

You have until February 27th to come in and have a look at this wonderful exhibition.

Speak soon. 

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