A Conceptual Art Show by ABE / Amelia Ford
Jan 20, 2022 – 434 E Ninth Street NY, 10009 – 5-8pm
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. Ford uses artworks as well as documentations, video and paintings to convey the experience.
The Artist will be exhibiting 27 pieces all dealing with love, passion and hatred. Many works are only charred remains of paintings and piles of ashes. Just like love is fleeting, this show will only be for one day. It is actually just a preview for a larger exhibition that will take place Valentines Day Week Feb 11-18.
Upon deciding to leave an intense pandemic relationship, Fords former lover (and SVP of -company and Name Redacted- age 57) set fire to her entire collection of paintings that she kept at the home the two shared. Having met Mr. -Name Redacted- as an escort in March 2020, the pair immediately fell for each other, with – Name Redacted- inviting the artist to live with him after a few months of initial courtship. Moving to -Redacted-, PA in June 2020, the relationship lasted on and off again until Amelia finally ended things in October 2021.
The pair were no strangers to drama just as the show itself is very dramatic. Ford has an open charge pending against her for totaling -Name Redacted- leased bmw while driving without a license. There were upwards of 320 PayPal transactions sent between the two parties over a years period. Police visited their home numerous times for domestic disputes.
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. Mr. -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.
Not wanting to take legal recourse, Amelia Ford emailed -Company Redacted- and -Name Redacted – was eventually fired from his job due to the harassment he inflicted upon the artist.
Amelia returned to the home and collected the remains of her artworks deciding to use them in a show. She now lives in Manhattan and keeps a studio in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. -Name Redacted- is currently in outpatient rehab for alcoholism.
ARTWORKS IN SHOW
Below you will see the artworks made specifically for the show as well as pieces as they were prior to being burned.