Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Nuts and Bolts of Love

I am a romantic. My wife does not really read this blog very often so I can proudly say that without anyone obvious disputing my claims in the comments below. I am not really romantic in the 'obvious' ways that folks go on about in magazines like Cosmopolitan, Glamour,  or Cat Fancy. I am romantic in that other way- the arranging objects from the hardware store and painting pictures of them kind of way.

I will have some seriously sexy paintings on display at the Cincinnati Art Club's Signature Member Winter Exhibition.
A Wrench in the Relationship, diptych, each 2.5"x3.5", oil on linen, © copyright Richard Luschek 2015
I enjoy using inanimate objects to represent social interactions. This is not the first time I have done this this very subject. Or the second. Or the third. Or the fourth.
Jeesh, maybe it should be the last?

Of the above diptych, the panel on the left is subtitled 'Husband' and the one on the right- 'Wife'. Of course this is obviously a love story. The relationship between these two pieces of fastening hardware are destined to be together, but at the moment a wrench is separating them. Will they realize that the very thing coming between them is the tool needed to really tighten their relationship? The romantic in me says "Yes. Yes they will!"

Seriously, are you crying right now? If you're not, you can't possibly have a heart.

The point is of course, that if you're like me, and not 'obviously romantic' but romantic in that way that involves scenes of things purchased from Home Depot- and you have forgotten that this weekend is Valentines day- and you are freaking out right now because you have not yet purchased your sweet heart anything- these paintings will be available as the perfect gift for your Nut and/or Bolt.

At this point you are probably thinking- "For the love of all that is Holy! When and where can I buy this relationship saving piece of art?!!"

Here is the postcard from the show with all the information you'll need:
And yes, they did use a painting of mine for the postcard. That was a pleasant surprise. Thank you to whomever put this together.
Please note- I will be at the opening on Friday to offer any relationship advice* you may need.

*purchase of painting is necessary 

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