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Gallery Delarue Presents: The Tough Luv Art Experience


After a successful 2017, Gallery Delarue is pleased to announce the first exhibition of 2018: The Tough Luv Art Experience.

Through art, this event will explore the various faces of ‘Tough Luv’; the bittersweet element of love. We take the theme of Love in all its complexity, and explore the resilience people develop through all forms of love.

Through the rose-tinted lens of positivity dictated to us by Disney© films, Hallmark© cards and Valentine’s Day, we are sold a flawless vision of love. A world where love is without struggle; without pain and without sacrifice.

In reality, within love there is mistrust, disappointment, anger, pride, ego and selfishness. It is this complete view of love that we explore in ‘Tough Luv’. The love that may not be comfortable, but allows us to develop wisdom, respect, trust and reciprocity in our relationships.

Whilst the rest of the world follows the orders of business-as-usual for Valentine’s Day, Gallery Delarue asks if love is always a positive feeling; a catch-all term to describe only the positive emotions of the human condition? Or does love have a binary opposite; not in hate, but in ‘Tough Luv’, where pain becomes an unavoidable, inevitable aspect of love that we should embrace, just as readily as the positive aspects of love? If we strive for love that is without the toughness, is it truly love?  

This event will feature a number of artists listed below that give their perspective and interpretation on the complexity of ‘Tough Luv’ through the mediums of painting, photography, sculpture and fashion.

With music from DJ Millz, guests have the opportunity to socialise with the featured artists and like-minded individuals who come to Gallery Delarue to explore what it means to be human.