Check out Gregory Sale's "Love Bites", a very cool conceptual project combining poetry and art to spark contemplations on love, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson. The project will take place at MOCA on the Plaza East Gallery and at the University of Arizona Poetry Center, October 4, 2008 - December 20, 2008. Opening Reception at MOCA: Saturday, October 4. Members-only preview: 6-7 pm. Public opening: 7-8 pm.
Anne-Marie Russell, Director of MOCA, recently wrote: "Gregory Sale's Love Bites project takes on love, loss, and language by toying with the fluid parameters of public and private, prose and poem. Within a community context, Love Bites connects participants through chance encounters and linguistic associations by dispersing a sea of poetry into the audience. Drawn from 'found phrases' gifted from his friends and colleagues, his drawings and public sculptures foster human engagement with empathy and poignant humor."
Love Bites is the next iteration of the Love Buttons project series. The show at MOCA will present new large-scale drawings, 3,000 love buttons the participation/performance during the opening, and a series of multiples including pocket mirrors that say 'Crush' or 'Sincerely, I am. Breathing. You.' and an edition of 50 small love studies.
As the first recipient of an award from the Elly Kay Fund at MOCA, Gregory will give an Artist Talk on Saturday, December 6, 4 pm, free for MOCA members, and $5 for non-members.