Dec 15th 2012

Annie Bielski & Molly Welsh: Heavy Pettings


3106 W Fullerton Ave

Opening Saturday, December 15th, from 6:30PM - 10PM

On view through Thursday, January 31st

LODOS and THE DOG & BONE SPACE are pleased to present HEAVY PETTINGS an exhibition of work by artists Annie Bielski and Molly Welsh.

Opening reception from 6:30PM- 10:00PM on Saturday December 15, 2012.
Through January 31, 2013 by appointment only. (

It may not be wise to continue going steady if you reach the point that you are so involved with each other that nothing else matters much anymore. Some couples find themselves too entangled emotionally when they date each other exclusively. They fall so hopelessly in love that they cannot eat or sleep or study or keep up any of the normal activities that were once such fun. When this state of affairs develops, the time has come to try to get back on an even keel.

This condition frequently occurs when one person is more seriously interested than the other. He or she clings to the relationship frantically. Sensing that the feelings are not returned, the frustration of unrequited love may make him (it is sometimes her) become extremely possessive, and preoccupied with holding the other’s attention. This frustration continues until one or both decide it is best to break up.

Going steady is not wise when it results in physical stimulation and excitation that is too frequent or too intense. When two persons who are fond of each other spend a great deal of time together in privacy, they may begin habits of necking and petting that bring them to a high point of sexual excitement. Occasionally couples get to a place where they can enjoy each other only in their solitary love-making. Then they are apt to work each other up to such a pitch of excitation that they are helpless to control it wisely. When such a situation arises, it is time to call a halt before it gets out of bounds.

There is an important difference between enjoying another fine person in a full, rich companionship and getting so involved with him or her that you are unable to keep your attention on a variety of activities and moods. Before you get so involved that the balance is gone from your life, it is time to regain your perspective.

Annie Bielski (b. 1990) received her BFA in Painting & Drawing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012. Molly Welsh (b.1991) is a BFA candidate in Painting & Drawing at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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