Tempting Failure has grown to represent a showcase of the best live art, noise art & performance art from new to established artists with the support of key partners, including Bristol City Council, the People’s Republic of Stokes Croft, The Island & Arts Council England. [Read more…]
Opening reception: Tuesday, November 4th, 2014, from 6 to 9 pm.
Gérard will be present.
Gérard Musy : Kaléidoscope Cornucopia
Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, 16 rue du Perche, 75003 Paris, France
The Galerie Esther Woerdehoff is proud to present a recent series of images by Swiss photographer Gérard Musy, which will be exhibited in a pop-up venue located in the Marais area.
This is not Gérard’s fetish work, which we have often published in Skin Two, but it is so stunning, you will love it.
Gérard Musy’s Kaleidoscope series display a multiple and dynamic concept, celebrated by day and night. In the temporary Mois de la Photo Off space, Kaleidoscope will be presented in different ways: A slideshow will be projected on the gallery window, framed prints exhibited on the walls and finally, all the photographs of the series gathered in a central portfolio. Music by Satie, Cage and Ligeti, tunes from musical boxes and scores from musicals will accompany the visitor into that immersive and vibrant vision.
The joyful subjects of Kaleidoscope, including Andalusian Feria costumes, Siena Palio riders, fair roundabouts, Christmas windows, circus arenas, summer beaches, etc. are turned into a bright and colourful explosion in these photographs. The close-up compositions become nearly abstract. Kaleidoscope (in Greek etymology “lovely appearance”) displays a firework and festival of colours: a beautiful visual serendipity.
Gérard Musy, famous for his sleek and sophisticated black and white photographs, has initiated a reflection on colour. At first, there is an natural attraction to bright colours that has always been important through out art history – often we forget the vibrant colours existing on antique or medieval sculptures. Then, it reminds us the eternal opposition between colour and black and white: for example, the opposition between Malevich’s and Rodchenko’s monochrome paintings in the beginning of abstract art. To be more down to earth, that alternation can be also observed by the return of black beginning of the ‘80s after an extreme multicoloured psychedelic era throughout the ‘60s and ‘70s.
Within his horn of plenty – Cornucopia – Gérard Musy offers the viewers a motley mixture, spectacular patchwork and eruption of blazing colours. That chaotic effect is even enhanced by assembling four mirroring photographs within the same frame.
Photography is thus reflection of life and energy.
36 rue Falguière, 75015 Paris, France
Tel : +33 09 51 51 24 50
For any inquiries, please kindly contact Sabine Guédamour by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at +33 9 51 51 24 50
Major new art show from three exciting artists, exploring the sexual, the sensual, the macabre and the sinister.
October 13th – October 19th, 10am – 6pm every day at the Embassy Tea Gallery, 195-205 Union Street, London SE1 0LN
The Private View is Thursday 16th Oct, 6-9 pm
Celebrated designer Jess Eaton has saturated the national press with her subversive and potent erotic work, which empowers women and transcends both art and fashion. After wowing the world as the woman behind ‘Roadkill Couture’ – which has garnered a huge following from fashion titans including Lady Gaga and Kate Moss – Eaton’s focusing her attention on the passion at the heart of her work and life -sex.
The Brighton based artist’s work echoes her own inimitable thirst for life, love and lust. Her new pieces are the first in a larger body of work named COITUS that includes sculpture, jewellery and culminates in a fashion show in 2015. COITUS celebrates her wild and imaginative approach to sex, all given her trademark ‘dark edge’.
Andrew Shoben is the founder of greyworld, a world renowned artists’ collective which creates public art. Whilst greyworld’s work has
increased in size and scope over the last 20 years, Andrew’s personal work has begun to focus on the private, the personal, and the hidden.
Whilst both bodies of work are playful, Andrew’s personal work explores more sensual themes, and seeks to allow interaction on a smaller, more intimate scale. Working in a variety of media, including neon, large format prints, and new mechanical works, the results are unusual, sensual art that hold the gaze.
After lecturing at the Royal College of Art for four years, Andrew became Professor of Public Art at Goldsmiths University. He is a regular contributor to television, radio and print, and lectures extensively around the world. Most recently he presented a show on BBC Radio 4 entitled “Change of Art,” and was nominated President of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.
Michelle Mildenhall is a UK artist with a distinctive style. She creates provocative art that combines stylised imagery with her passion for
latex in a new and innovative way. Michelle’s work is highly recognisable, as each artwork is meticulously constructed using sheet latex.
Michelle seduces the viewer into a world of disconcerting beauty and mystique. By using popular but somewhat taboo themes of
sexuality, fetishism and subversion, she creates work in which a fascination with the subject evolves and an underlying element of sexual association develops purely because of the medium in which she creates her art.
Michelle’s work has been exhibited throughout the UK and in America and has appeared in international publications. Her artwork is being featured in a BBC interior design program this Autumn and has also been published in Skin Two magazine.
Jess Eaton photos by Kenny McCraken
Andrew Shoben photos by the artist
Michelle Mildenhall images by the artist.
John Sutcliffe was the father of British fetishism. His AtomAge magazine was published throughout the 1970s; for many who loved dressing up in rubber and leather, to receive the little copy of AtomAge in a plain brown envelope was a secret thrill. In those days before the internet, to know that there were others around the world who shared your passions was really a lifeline. [Read more…]
Julia Collings meets Maria Beatty, the girl from the MidWest who became a professional submissive, moved to the city of light and made a successful career as a film maker, producing a string of stylish erotic fetish movies under the banner of Bleu Productions… [Read more…]