Perhaps love can be sweeter the second time around, as can another look at a brilliant musician and composer, especially when you have excellent taste in life - music and art! It takes a special person to be able to put together a gallery show of Leonard Cohen once, but to do it again and do it well, that is passion. For her 2013 United Hearts show, Morgana Nagorski handed over the reign of interpretation to 21 artists, 13 of them returning from last year's show.
It began a year ago with the 2012 United Heart exhibition featuring 20 artists who were asked to interpret the lyrics of a Leonard Cohen song. What song they selected was their own choice.
United Hearts allows for personal interpretation, as well as an understanding of how music inspires us; how music can be interpreted on canvas. How often we watch music videos, where the words and lyrics rush past. Here, you can contemplate on an aspect of a song. And once again, Morgana has created a stunning show of image and words. Cohen's music is streamed into the gallery.
Opening receptions were held Saturday evening and Sunday morning in Second Life. I attended the Sunday reception, where artists and guests mingled with each other,
enjoying the surroundings. Morgana was as always the lovely curator,
The exhibit (Gardenia Islands 105, 61, 2501) runs through April 2013. The gallery is sponsored by LUMIPro Professional Lighting System at the recently launched Palais Orleans Gallery Complex, where you can visit Morgana's work as well.