Like the Spice is pleased to announce the opening of "Wonderwall", the first-ever comprehensive display of Allison Edge's series of watercolors depicting "pretty boys". The opening will take place on December 10 from 6:30-9:30. Edge created her doe-eyed "pretty boys" over the course of a decade. They stare out at the viewer in blue, brown and gray, looking like the nubile boys who grace the pages of magazines marketed to teenage girls--objects to be admired for their superficial beauty. With their come-on stares and posturing for affection, Edge's subjects seem feminized, an effect enhanced by Edge's rendering them in delicate watercolors. The show raises questions pertaining to the act of drawing, and portraiture, as well as of feminine agency and the power of the gaze. Yet they also betray a kind of reverence for lost youth--the watercolors are displayed in a long, narrow space, a temple of nostalgia for an ideal of youth, beauty, and fleeting innocence. Attached please find the press release about the show. We hope you can join us to see this wonderfully evocative body of work! Also, don't forget to RSVP on our website for "Formal Attire", our artist's dinner featuring artists from our current show, "Formal: A Dirty Word?" on December 17th!