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Meet Indigo

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Indigo

Indigo is one of the art dolls from my new multidisciplinary art installation “Senses That Sin”. I drew my inspiration for this exotic/erotic experience from flowers and their lush surroundings that can tickle our senses when we allow ourselves to fully enjoy their offering. She is the art doll that is brought to life by my live doll, Namchi Bazar, who performs in the video below with musician Del Riviera. The body of the doll is made with polymer clay, her hair is black merino wool, and I recycled some material to craft her skirt and then added lace accents and Ostrich feathers. I also  recycled a lamp shade to create the skirt hoop and her sidekick mini Roxy the Rabbit is made with textile, fabric paint, wool, and polymer clay for her eyes.

I had a lot of fun creating this art installation and learned a lot in the process. To experience the full art installation coming to life for yourself, please watch the live performance video featuring Namchi Bazar and Del Riviera!!!

 

Meet Ms. Boutika

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Ms. Boutika

Ms. Boutika is one of the art dolls from my new multidisciplinary art installation “Senses That Sin.” I drew my inspiration for this exotic/erotic experience from flowers and their lush surroundings that can tickle our senses when we allow ourselves to fully enjoy their offering.  Ms. Boutika was created and inspired by the idea of a flower shop. I recycled an old vintage lampshade to craft the skirt, first by gilding it with gold leaf to imbue it with the luxury of being surrounded by flowers; I then used dried flowers from my garden that I pressed myself, placed them on the lamp shade in the hope of creating a beautiful shadow when the light shined through it… and I am glad to say that it worked!

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Her body and her brown boots are made out of polymer clay. Ms. Boutika’s hair was naturally dyed with Queen Anne’s lace from my garden and I made her dreadlocks made from local Cortes Island wool by Joy Shipway. Back in the early 90s I had the opportunity to follow The Grateful Dead for seven shows and during that journey I made a necklace by sewing little red roses together with rose quartz beads; I had kept it all these years and decided that it was very suitable to adorn Ms. Boutika’s hair.

For your own experience of seeing the full art installation come to life, please watch the live performance video featuring Namchi Bazar and Del Riviera!!!

 

 

Hunker Down? For Expose Yourself

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Coming up from Vancouver? Coming all the way from Lund?! We are all about hunkering down in style for the weekend which is why we have teamed up with the most comfy and interesting accommodations in town.

The Old Courthouse Inn and the Rodmay Heritage Hotel want to make this the most comfy, quirky vacation/stay-cation possible so they’re putting it all on the table, making it a sure thing, with 10% discounts at the Old Courthouse and rooms starting at $50 (!!!) at the Rodmay Heritage Hotel!

And for god’s sake, book while the booking’s good! With the plethora of artists and performers on the roster, we’re sure to sell out. In case we’re not being clear enough… now is not the time to hem and haw. Head on down to the Old Courthouse Inn (10% OFF Rooms!) or the Rodmay Heritage Hotel (Rooms starting at $50!)

In case you missed it:

Old Courthouse Inn (Book With: Expose Yourself)

6243 Walnut St, Powell River, BC V8A 4K4

Rodmay Heritage Hotel (Book With: Expose Yourself or EY2017)

6251 Yew St, Powell River, BC V8A 4J9

(604) 483-7715

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Expose Yourself 2017

We would like to take a moment to welcome Brad Collins Art & Illustration into the mix!!! He is one of Powell River’s home grown artistic gems and a driving creative force on the Sunshine Coast. We are thrilled to have him on board for the EY relaunch. It’s the start of a very exciting time at Expose Yourself and it’s talent like Brad’s that’s bringing us home. Imagine what we can accomplish when we work together? A coastal town with brains, braun and beauty!

Stay tuned as Expose Yourself 2017 unfolds a unique art festival, shaped for you, by you. Focusing on ArtHumanity and Humour… what’s not to love?!

Don’t miss the chance to be a part of the 2017 exhibition! Deadline is coming fast and holding strong at Jan 21st!

xox

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Expose Yourself 2017 – Process Driven

We have been receiving some super submission updates on projects in process.

We don’t want to spoil the surprise but, let’s just say that the 2017 exhibition will feature some downright libidinous (look it up, hot-stuff!) installations and community art projects. Remember the monkeys? The teddies? The giant felted penis mounted on a roving rumba? The barbies?!

Yeah… We love that stuff.

Don’t forget, the submission deadline is midnight on Saturday, January 21st. If your piece is still “in process” at that time, that’s alright, just be sure to send us your best representation of the piece (pictures!) and any explanation you think we will need in order to make sure we gotchew. And, if you be afraid of the request for a CV (resume) DON’T BE. This can be a full, professional artists CV, an overview of what you’ve been up to or a drawing of a artist rendering of your butt. It ain’t a contest! It’s research.

In the meantime, if you’ve got detail images of your installation (a pic of a detail or two on your project — something that won’t blow the surprise), your costume or your non-sanctioned Expose Yourself art-bomb, send ’em in to eyexhibition@gmail.com

We have been receiving some super submission updates on projects in process.

We don’t want to spoil the surprise but, let’s just say that the 2017 exhibition will feature some downright libidinous (look it up, hot-stuff!) installations and community art projects. Remember the monkeys? The teddies? The giant felted penis mounted on a roving rumba? The barbies?!

Yeah… We love that stuff.

Don’t forget, the submission deadline is midnight on Saturday, January 21st. If your piece is still “in process” at that time, that’s alright, just be sure to send us your best representation of the piece (pictures!) and any explanation you think we will need in order to make sure we gotchew. And, if you be afraid of the request for a CV (resume) DON’T BE. This can be a full, professional artists CV, an overview of what you’ve been up to or a drawing of a artist rendering of your butt. It ain’t a contest! It’s research.

In the meantime, if you’ve got detail images of your installation (a pic of a detail or two on your project — something that won’t blow the surprise), your costume or your non-sanctioned Expose Yourself art-bomb, send ’em in to eyexhibition@gmail.com

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Installation 10: Ulfah

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Ulfah  is the 10th installation of 13 from The Other-Side presents That Wall art project. Each installation is unique in its own way and features art on both sides, as well as their own song on a soundtrack that was created to make them all come alive.

Ulfah is a very affectionate person; whenever she meets anyone, she will always greet them with a hug, and possibly even a kiss on the cheek as she loves to spread the love! The affection she feels for this planet we live on together is felt by all, including all 4-legged creatures. She has that something special about her that makes some people mistakenly think she is being too intimate but really, it’s just simple love she exudes and spreads. Ulfah is handmade out of polymer clay; her outfit is naturally dyed with onion skins and her belt with indigo. Her hair has been crafted one piece at a time from many different scraps of wool found at the free store on Cortes Island. The other side of her piece is my interpretation of graffiti art which I created using spray paint, acrylic paint and collage.

Each installation is for sale and comes with its own soundtrack. In order to experience the full effect of the installation, please check out the music video below which will take you on a journey through the full show. You can also read the stellar review the show garnered for a deeper insight into the experience!!! Feel free to share and please, contact me for more info such as availability and pricing.

To read the review from the Cortes Island Tideline, please click here

Photos by David Molyneaux

music video -https://youtu.be/5wvr8m9NZYU

Expose Yourself 2017

Role Call: Adam Cramb
Welcome, Adam to the 2017 Jury Team! 
Adam Cramb is a Powell River based Visual Artist. His photography and mixed media work is fresh and bold and has been exhibited in Los Angeles, the U.K. and Canada. He has written for and been published in The of Eye of Photography and you can follow him via his art blog, DesWestCoast (Its Kinda Cool) or SAATCHI ART.  
Adam’s a man of few words and a million art thoughtz so, we will let the work speak for itself. 
Tickled to be working with ya, Adam! Looking forward to all that fresh and bold you’ll bring to the table.
xox,
Us All

Jury Duty: Paul Paiero — Expose Yourself

Role call for jury duty! We are thrilled to be working with Paul Paiero again in 2017. He’s been a staple of the Expose Yourself community since circa 2010 and, he’s just a super nice guy. Paul appreciates a little humour + humanity with his art, ya know? So do we. For our 2017 exhibition, Paul joins us as a […]

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Call for Artists!

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Expose Yourself is an erotically themed, multi-disciplinary art exhibition that has been celebrating diversity through artist contributions, performance + workshops and hilarious group art projects in Powell River, BC, since 2008. After a production hiatus between 2013-2016, Expose Yourself is back on track for a boundary-pushing, body-celebrating, hilarity-making March 2017 exhibition!

The next Expose Yourself Exhibition is: March 17-19, 2017.

Want to submit your art? We are currently seeking visual art submissions (2D, 3D, sculpture and installation works in all mediums) as well as photography submissions (digital files only) in the theme of contemporary nude for our new Digital Gallery component.

Deadline for visual art and digital gallery submission:  Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 11:59pm. Click here for full submission details.

We are also seeking contributions  of performance art, workshops, etc., on an on-going basis. Get in touch with us any time!

Looking for some inspiration? Check out our gallery for images of work and atmosphere from previous EY exhibitions!

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Announcement

We have been working hard behind the scenes and keeping it under wraps but I am very excited to announce that I have joined Caitlin Anne Bryant and the team that well bring you Expose Yourself 2017. If you haven’t heard of EY yet, it’s a boundary-pushing, body-celebrating, hilarity-making, multi-disciplinary art exhibition based in Powell River BC. Stay tuned as we relaunch the exhibition for exhibitionist. Submission call is right around the corner…

Laura Balducci

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