erotica

L’Origine du Monde: Eroticism at Scarlet Seven Gallery

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I am pleased to announce that I will be showing three drawings in L’Origine du Monde: Eroticism, opening this week at Scarlet Seven Gallery

"Eroticism is dependent not just upon an individual's sexual morality, but also the culture and time in which an individual resides.” - Honore’ de Balzac

This exhibition brings together twenty-two artists showcasing over sixty individual works of art, ranging from painting and drawing to photography and sculpture. 

The show explores the ideas of sexuality, sensualism, romance, humor, innuendo and eroticism.

The opening reception will be held on Friday, August 25th, from 6 - 9pm.
The exhibition runs through Sunday, September 24th.

Exhibiting Artists:
Michael Bergt, Nina Covington, Daniel Maidman, Reuben Negron, Julie Branch, Suzanna Scott, Colleen Lynch, Gary Masline, Mary Ellen Riell, Emily Lamb, Jeanne Ciravolo, Jon Gernon, Jeff Wigman, Yeachin Tsai, Jilian Platt, Frida Castelli, Corey Pitkin, Andrea Hersh, Rachel Gibson, Louis Braquet, Michael Bach, Chad Span

 

For Your Eyes Only

Summer is here and with it comes Sidetracked Studio's second annual exhibition of fine-art erotica entitled For Your Eyes Only. Opening Saturday, July 9th, and running through Saturday, August 27th, For Your Eyes Only brings together artists who regularly deal with sexuality in work and those eager to tackle it for the first time. 

According to the New Oxford American Dictionary, the word erotic derives from Greek ertikos — sexual love: it arouses and excites sexual desire or excitement. 
This definition is still accepted today and while erotica is by definition different than pornography it can also include it. The aim of “For Your Eyes Only” is to embrace the myriad of differences in sex, sexuality, and gender by showing a diverse range of work celebrating the humor, desire, lust, pornography, body image, identity, and love that all fall under our definition of erotica.
- Lauren and Rory Coyne, taken from the press release. 

Participating artists include Chris Riccardo, Elizabeth Claire, Harry Sudman, Jason McPhillips, Josh Rogers, Kelis Houlihan, Lauren Levato Coyne, Melissa Lee, Menton3, Michael Popilek, Michele Doll, Nadine Robbins, Reuben Negron, Rory Coyne, Thomas Wharton, Tyler Krasowski, Vanessa Walsh, Vic Selbach, Whistlemag, and Zane York.

I will be including three of my newest drawings from Dirty Dirty Love, an ongoing series that explores sexuality and identity through the real-life experiences of the models depicted. Please click on the images below to views the drawings in detail. For more information about these pieces please feel free to contact Lauren or Rory at SideTracked Studio: info@sidetrackedstudio.com.

Chris and Mario: Embrace Color Study
Graphite and watercolor on Arches Cold Press paper. 30 x 22 inches. 2015-2016.

Chris and Mario: Embrace I
Graphite on Arches Cold Press paper. 30 x 22 inches. 2015-2016.

Chris and Mario: Embrace II
Graphite on Arches Cold Press paper. 30 x 22 inches. 2015-2016.

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
Sidetracked Studio
707 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202

Opening Reception - Saturday, July 9, 6 – 9 p.m. 
Exhibition continues through July August 27, 2016

Beverages provided by New Holland Brewing Co.

 

Erotica Asheville: A Benefit For WNCAP

Last year, in an interview with Metro Asheville, I remarked how eager I was to see how my work would be received once I started showing in North Carolina. Well, it looks I’ll get my chance. I am happy to announce that I will be showing a handful of drawings and paintings, both new and old, from my ongoing series Dirty Dirty Love as part of Erotica Asheville, opening February 26th at The Satellite Gallery in downtown Asheville. 

Erotica Asheville is the brainchild of Advocacy Through the Arts, who’s mission is to raise funds and awareness for the Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP) while creating a platform for thoughtful and considerate conversation about sexuality and sexual responsibility. This year’s event showcases work by eight Asheville-area artists and photographers and is hosted by The Satellite Gallery, located at 55 Broadway St., across the street from the Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center. The opening is Friday, February 26th, from 7-10pm and will remain on view through the weekend. Donations for WNCAP will be accepted at the door. 

The Western North Carolina AIDS Project is dedicated to preventing new cases of HIV/AIDS and promoting self-sufficiency in people living with HIV. WNCAP provides HIV-related client support, prevention, education and advocacy activities guided by the belief that all people are entitled to equal access to health care and disease prevention.
 

Advocacy Through the Arts and The Satellite Gallery present
Erotica Asheville
Friday, February 26th
7-10pm
55 Broadway St., Asheville, NC 28801
Donations for WNCAP accepted at the door

Undressed: A Group Exhibition of Contemporary Nude and Erotic Works

Philip Bloom Gallery
117 Orange Street, Nantucket, MA | philipbloomgallery.com

I am pleased to announce that I will be showing two watercolors at Philip Bloom Gallery as part of Undressed, a group exhibition of contemporary nude and erotic works. Curated by Kristin Sancken, Undressed features work by artists Oliver Clegg, John Gordon Gauld, Judith Hudson, Charlotte Kidd, Ted Lawson, Andrea Mary Marshall, Reuben Negron, Coke Wisdom O’Neal, Billy Sullivan and Spencer Tunick. 

The exhibition will will be on view September 4th through October 4th, 2015 at 117 Orange Street in Nantucket, MA. An opening reception for the artists will be held on Saturday, September 4th from 6 to 8 p.m.

“Undressed” will feature a diverse group of artists who have embraced both the controversy and intrigue of nudity as subject matter. The exhibition will showcase contemporary works that explore eroticism as a doorway into the creative process and overstep ethical constraints for the sake of creating a new cultural discourse that transcends sexual orientation, gender, race, and age. In a newly found era of moral freedom, it is time to forego social barriers and accept sexuality and nudity, and be comfortable with our bodies and those of others. Obscenity does not exist in art.

Click here to view the complete Press Release.