THIS WEEK IN NYC 
 
 

reads “I am not good enough,” (see photo on the left).  What a refreshing and candid reminder that celebrities are insecure human beings like the rest of us. Another drawing conveys suicidal thoughts, and many others speak of love and fear of loss.
 
The value of these drawings done mainly with colored pencil, pastel and watercolor, lies somewhere at the subjective intersection of artistic merit and memorabilia.  Courtney’s fans can now buy, to quote another female musician, pieces of her soul by the inch.  Yet, in the volatile contemporary art market marked by unclear points of reference, so focused on elusive processes and concepts, Courtney Love’s exhibition brings the solidity of her frenetic talent and compulsive, larger than life, highly original personality. Her tormented, colorful drawings may not be pretty, but are exciting, dramatic, and certainly (more than) good enough.
 
The Fred Torres Collaborations (FTC) on Chelsea is an incubator for emerging talent and an experimental place for established artists. Upcoming exhibitions include: Lynda Benglis, Lucca Pizzaroni and Alessandro Twombly.  
 
                                                             The Courtney Love exhibition is open from May 3 through June 15 at the Fred Torres Collaborations in Chelsea.