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Please Stop Calling My House, A New Take on Valentine's Day, Opens Friday
Molly Bounds

Please Stop Calling My House, A New Take on Valentine's Day, Opens Friday

Please Stop Calling My House, a new group show opening tomorrow at IndyInk, is all about love -- or what happens when the idea of love and the reality of love mix. "A couple of years ago we did a Valentine's Day show that was pretty similar to this one at Buffalo Exchange that was organized by Molly Bounds -- the idea was to do a group show based on more realistic interpretations of love and relationships," says participating artist Jazzmyn Barbosa. That show went well, and so IndyInk, an art gallery/retail spot also on Broadway, invited Bounds to curate a similar show around Valentine's Day this year.

See also: Twin artists Jazzmyn and Taylor Barbosa on Their New Show, You Made Me Different

Please Stop Calling My House, A New Take on Valentine's Day, Opens Friday
Molly Bounds
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The result is a collection of prints featuring work from Bounds, Barbosa, Kat Salvaggio and Barbosa's sister, Taylor Barbosa. The print show will be accompanied by a zine of corresponding work, all connected by the simple theme of love and relationships.

Please Stop Calling My House, A New Take on Valentine's Day, Opens Friday
Kat Salvaggio

Compared with the previous show, Barbosa says, there's a new element of emotional maturity happening within the pieces. "This time around we are taking a different stance on the theme -- like, we're not doing work about who were dating at the time, which kind of happened last time," Barbosa says with a laugh. "It's more broad and hopefully a little bit more of a mature look at intimacy -- Molly's work is especially good at looking at time passing and how we might look at a relationship at the time it is happening and then retrospectively."

Please Stop Calling My House, A New Take on Valentine's Day, Opens Friday
Jazzmyn Barbosa

The title of the show, Please Stop Calling My House, is also a modern take on what can transpire in relationships -- with an emphasis on the female perspective. "(Molly and I) had originally come up with the title for our senior thesis show -- but we decided it was a little too intense," says Barbosa. "But we thought we should use it for this show about love, because it kind of goes along with this idea of a real look at relationships. Like, sometimes relationships do end messy and sometimes it can be bitter and weird."

Please Stop Calling My House, A New Take on Valentine's Day, Opens Friday
Taylor Barbosa

Please Stop Calling My House opens Friday, February 6, with a reception from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at IndyInk. For more information, visit the show's Facebook event page.

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