A Conceptual Art Show by ABE
On view November 30-December 30 2022
This exhibition delves into the nuances of love, passion and hatred. The artist invites the viewer into her year+ long relationship with a former client. Having taken place during the height of the covid19 pandemic, this intense period was in many ways relatable to those who also entered into a relationship during this time. Abe uses artworks as well as documentations, video and paintings to convey the experience.
Upon deciding to leave an intense pandemic relationship, Abe’s former lover (and SVP of -Redacted-, -Name Redacted- age 53) set fire to her entire collection of paintings that she kept at the home the two shared. Mr. -Name Redacted- met Abe in March 2020 while she was working in New York. The pair immediately fell for each other, with -Name Redacted- inviting the artist to live with him after a few months of initial courtship. -Redacted- in June 2020, the relationship lasted on and off again until Abe finally ended things in October 2021.
The title of the show, ‘Narcissists Don’t Kill Themselves’ comes from the idea that the people/person [the Narcissist’s] behavior truly effects are those they claim to love. -Name Redacted- left harassing emails, posts and messages. He threatened repeatedly to kill himself and the artist if she didn’t return to him, and finally burnt her artworks. -Name Redacted- set fire to some 30+ paintings that Abe kept in her studio; a converted three car garage on the property. Some of the destroyed works the artist had since high school and college.
Abe returned to the home and collected the remains of her artworks deciding to use them in a show. -Name Redacted- is currently back home after returning from outpatient rehab for alcoholism.