12 Inches of Sin
Liquor, Acrylic on Board, Paul Butvila (Canada)
Mr. Happy, Oil on Panel, Sean Ghobad (USA)
Hillary, Pencil on Matches, Mike Bell (USA)
Magic Mirror On The Wall Who Is The Fairest One of All, Mixed Media Collage with Ink Additions, Nicola Filippo (USA)
An Unexpected Visitor, Collage Photopolymer, Thor Sivertsen (Norway)
Masturbation En Oro, Collage, Noémie Faligant (Mexico)
Candid, Arylic Crystal Resin Embroidery on Found Dolly, Nathan Emanuel (USA)
Sharing, Oil on Board, Eric Wallis (USA)
Little Hasan, Assemblage, Steve Bormes (USA)
Sex Clock, Mixed Media Lightbox with Moaning Sound, Seth Maturin (USA)
Rubber Lover, Spray Paint & Acrylic on Canvas, Michelle Mildenhall (UK)
Big Mouth, Latex Paint and Pillow Stuffing, Chris Bauder (USA)
Serve You, Photography, Dennis Keim (USA)
Better Than Two in the Bush, Photography, Same Source (USA)
Thank God, Digital Photography, Analysis Cunningham (USA)
Dancer in the Corner, Digital Photography, Marc Schmidt (USA)
Same Model-Double Exposed, Multi-Exposure Instant Film, Curtis Walker (USA)
For Maniacs Only, Digital, Gloria Bollard (Italy)
Santo Nino, Photography, Kelvin Burzon (USA)
My Body Is My Own, Digital Photography, Brian Janes (USA)
Overstretch, Photography. think tank ART (Germany)
Neon Bodyguard, UV Photography, Robert Babylon (UK)
Untitled II, Photography, River Thompson (USA)
Day Dreaming, Photography, John Steki (USA)
Le Salon Des Refusés Du Péché
Pleasure Zone, Gold Ink Matt Card Framing, Helm Rulfrok (New Zealand)
Night Walker, Photography, Steve Gatlin (USA)
Grasping, Charcoal on Paper, Nadia Vanilla (USA)
Infrared Rosie, Photography, Dave Hanson (USA)
Important Parts, Acrylic Latex Permanent Marker on Canvas, Janelle Whisenant (USA)
Beavers Love Peckers, Pencil on Paper, Stewart Freshwater (USA)
Lexi, Ink on Paper, CRD Larson (USA)
For The Win, Videography, Sue Kay Lee in collaboration with Lindsay Rose Russell and Mike Silvers (USA)
Sultry Poultry, Porcelain and Glaze, Lorren Lowrey (USA)
Untitled, Acrylic Paint on Canvas, Thomas Eliasson (Sweden)
What Lies Beneath, Mixed Media Collage on Canvas, Wayne Monaghan (UK)
Eat Pray Love, Mixed Media, Nancy Good (USA)
“Las Vegas-based Iranian artists Ali Fathollahi and Nanda Sharifpour landed in Istanbul, Turkey, the day before the terrorist attacks at Ataturk Airport this summer, finding themselves once again in a heightened political landscape where violence shakes and defines reality.
As jarring as it was, it was familiar terrain for Fathollahi, who’d spent six months of his childhood living in an underground shelter in Tehran with his sister and parents, attempting to survive Saddam Hussein’s missile attacks during the Iran-Iraq war, an experience that plays out in his solo exhibit, Adolescence, on view through September 24 at Sin City Gallery.” > Read More
Melissa Petersen, President of the Contemporary Art Center, Las Vegas, will give an insightful discussion regarding the fusion of art and politics. Melissa, along with a diverse group of political activists, was instrumental with the newly designated Basin and Range National Monument that encompasses the modern art earthen sculpture, City, by Michael Heizer. Discover how art and politics shape our communities, cities and country.www.sincitygallery.com. Photo courtesy of Las Vegas Weekly.
Join us on July 16th at 7:00 pm. for an evening at the gallery with visual artist Marshall Bradford. His delighful art is part of our exhibition Le Salon Des Refusés Du Péché and will be published in our upcoming book 12″ of Sin, Vol IV.
Bradford’s photography combined with Shibari is not only sensual but an eye opener to the ancient art of rope bondage. This is your opportunity to get to know more about Bradford and both his photography and his love for Shibari, his inspiration and so much more!!!
The Art Program Welcomes Artists, Both Local And From Around The World, To Showcase Original Artwork On The Festival Grounds
Check out the official art trailer here!
Las Vegas, NV (July 7, 2015) – Life is Beautiful Festival brings back its signature art program and exhibition to Downtown Las Vegas from September 25 – 27. For the third year in a row, the festival will showcase another round of top international artists who will be creating large-scale murals and installations. Also making its debut at the festival is the immersive ART MOTEL exhibition that will feature local and regional artists and creators.
2015 STREET ART PROGRAMMING
Since its inception in 2013, Life is Beautiful has enlisted some of the world’s best street artists as part of its interactive art pillar – one of the four core pillars of the festival.
Charlotte Dutoit of JUSTKIDS returns to curate the street art program featuring exhilarating murals and art installations. The visual art will set the perfect vibrant backdrop for festival-goers as they enjoy the weekend filled with music, food and learning sessions, and will go on to exist in the streets of Downtown Las Vegas.
“Life is Beautiful has transformed the landscape of Downtown Las Vegas and in such a short time, it has become a major US city for the urban art scene,” said Charlotte Dutoit, owner of JUSTKIDS. “Tourists from around the world are starting to visit just to see the original masterpieces created for the festival.”
Kicking off this year’s mural program is German street artist 1010 with his incredible optical illusion piece that is already complete and able to be viewed at 211 8th Street in Las Vegas, NV. 1010 is best known for playing with multicolored, portal-like illusions on buildings around the world and recently created a huge mind-blowing mural on a highway in Paris, France. Joining 1010 at Life is Beautiful this year are international street artists Bordalo (Portugal), Ruben Sanchez (Spain), Bikismo (Puerto Rico), Pixel Pancho (Italy), D*Face (UK), Filthy Luker & Pedro Estrellas (UK), Sbagliato (Italy), MTO (France) along with special guest Josh Ostrovsky, aka Instagram comic sensation, ‘THE FAT JEW’.
2015 ART MOTEL FEATURED ARTISTS + CREATORS
This year, Life is Beautiful will unveil the highly coveted ART MOTEL located at the vacant Town Lodge. This unique experience is specially curated by John Doffing who also created the ‘Painted Rooms’ exhibitions at the Hotel des Arts in San Francisco.
Featured Artists + Creators in the 2015 ART MOTEL include: APEX, Audrey Barcio, Anthony Bondi, Begson, Chor Boogie, Best Buddies, Blackbird Studios, Jim Briare, Cory Bennett, Curated Las Vegas, Eden Art Studio & Gallery, The Stencil Artista, Right at Home, HUBO (UNLV Robotics Lab), I.S.I. Group, Kim Johnson, Jonathon Keats, Zac La Roc, Lil’ Art Bodega, Leticia Maldonado, Meow Wolf, Matt W. Moore, Juan Muniz, Mystic Midway, Casey O’Connell, Spencer Olsen, Recycled Propaganda, Running Leap Pictures, PRZSM, Dirk Schmidhofer, Shooting Gallery, Sin City Gallery, Daniel Smith, Soho Design House, Jesa Townsend-Simon, Trestleworks, Eric Vozzola, 3 Baaad Sheep, Skyworks Aerial Systems, and more.
“Within the 15 square blocks of this year’s Life is Beautiful Art & Music Festival in Downtown Las Vegas is the former Town Lodge Motel,” said Joey Vanas, Life is Beautiful partner. “We intend to transform the now vacant motel and courtyard into an amazing showcase of art and artists, for a unique popup exhibition that will be open throughout the festival.”
Please visit www.LifeisBeautiful.com for more information, tickets and continued updates on the artist lineup, culinary additions and learning panel.
About Life is Beautiful
Life is Beautiful is an inspirational company dedicated to helping people conquer their fears and chase their dreams. Its signature project, the Life is Beautiful Festival was founded by Rehan Choudhry in 2013 and launched in October of that same year as a highly successful lifestyle event featuring marquee musicians, chefs, artists and speakers. Held in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, Life is Beautiful attracted more than 60,000 attendees in its first year, grew to more than 90,000 attendees in its second year and expanded to a three-day festival. For more information on the company’s projects and the latest festival news, visit www.lifeisbeautiful.com, or connect with Life is Beautiful socially at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
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Elegantly rendered hands in charcoal and white conté recall 15th century Renaissance sketches by Michelangelo and Da Vinci. Rather than resting idle in sepia-toned space, the hands rove, grasp, explore pleasure and express a multiplicity of touch and caresses over time. British artist JP Rakehorn is featured in this issue of DTLV. > Read More
Marshall Bradford calls his Las Vegas photography business No Bullshit Studios. On his website, he has what amounts to a manifesto: He aims to produce “the best work I can with no games, no ego, and no attitude,” and professes to have “zero tolerance for flakes and people who don’t respect (my) time and effort.” One look at the photographs that comprise Desert Bound bear out every word: You can see the patience and devotion in every exposure. Geoff Carter of Vegas Rated Magazine captures the essence of Marshall Bradford’s work in Desert Bound. > Read More