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)
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It was great excitement that Sin City Gallery premieres new artwork by expatriate Iranian American artist Ali Fathollahi in his latest exhibition, Adolescence, from August 4 thru September 24, 2016. In this innovative body of images, Fathollahi merges subtle details drawn from illustration with the provocative techniques of Surrealist collage as well as using found objects to construct strangely potent sculpture. The fascinating artist possesses a restrained but brilliant sensibility, expressed in remarkable work echoing motifs from classical painting, botanical illustration, and eroticism that he casts afloat in a beautiful framework of patterning and composition. In works like Lost In Dream (2016), the images seem a moment of fantastic dreaming, a sleeping face, black backgrounds intersected by geometry, quiet storms of falling flowers.
Increasingly sought after, among collectors and followers of contemporary art, Fathollahi has earned a well-deserved reputation for his intricate assemblages and collages, made from ink, acrylic paint, found paper, plaster, adhesive and craft paper. In understated yet stunning works, the artist merges the illustrative aesthetic of early twentieth century Surrealist exquisite corpse traditions with his distinctive sense of composition and line. The artist produces work that intersect the world of dreams, geometry and magical realism.
As well, Fathollahi has a considerable number of enthusiasts who adore his eerily thought-provoking sculptural assemblages like his new work While City (2016), depicting drones bombing in a sort of frozen encapsulation, the horror captured by a sort of stillness. As well, A Melody With Rose Flavor Is A Part Of Ethereal Woman (2016) in the form of a plastered corset and vintage Persian sword, collections of items, arranged and reconfigured in the most enticing of ways, time capsules of memory and exploration. Conceptual works like Metal Spiral (2016) are composed of collage, found objects, paper, photos, and resin, evoke imagination. Fathollahi’s assemblages evoke themes of capture, imprisonment, freedom of expression, sexuality, and war.
Trained in illustration, graphic art, and fine art at the Azad University, Tehran, Fathollahi is an exceptionally accomplished artist whose practice reflects not only a global sensibility, but also offers the American gallery visitor, a unquestionably rare view into the creative and intellectual culture of contemporary Persian diaspora, a phenomena that is too often overlooked in today’s politically charged and troubled atmosphere. Beyond the clear formal accomplishment of the reassembled objects and well- composed collages, Fathollahi has the remarkable ability to capture and express opposing themes such as exploitation, feminine beauty, lust, and imbalances of power sometimes in the same work.
The show stands out not only because of the unique and bewitching quality of the work but also because it allows not only an intimate view into the heart of an artist, but the experience of an expatriate from Iran. These lavishly beautiful works promise to capture your heart, enchant your soul, and stimulate your mind. Not to be missed, this fantastic premiere of Fathollahi’s new body of work is truly out of the ordinary. The waves of beauty, disturbance, elegance, and the outlandish will effect you deeply.
“Henkel, and Sin City, always seem to make a big impact. The 12 Inches show, now in its sixth year, draws hundreds of submissions. Last year she crowd-funded four books of art compiled from past 12 Inches shows; the fifth book comes out this year. Now, the gallerist is taking a shrewdly calculated big chance with Immersive, a daylong “art happening” that spills out of Sin City Gallery into the Arts Factory’s west parking lot on April 9. Hundreds of pieces of sexy and provocative art, from photographs to mixed media pieces, will be on display, complemented by a series of live performers.” Seven Magazine > Read More
Sin City Gallery presents 12 Inches of Sin IMMERSIVE art experience on April 9th. Music, performance art and the most spectacular visual art from around the world will be on exhibition and sale. 300 art works from around the world will be available for discerning collectors.
There will be three live auctions throughout the day:
1:00 to 4:00pm, 4:00pm to 7:00pm, and 7:00pm to 11:00pm
IMMERSIVE is designed so people may come and go from the event, experience the neighborhood and acquire outstanding works of art. There is art from Malaysia, Turkey, Iran, Israel, France, Slovenia, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany, Uruguay, Mexico, Japan, South Korea and the United States.
We are pleased to present original works of art by Sorayama and Moz for discerning collectors.
“If there’s still a taboo around erotic art in Las Vegas, rest assured: Dr. Laura Henkel is breaking it. The curator and specialist in human sexuality helms the Sin City Gallery, which is preparing for an upcoming show of Hajime Sorayama paintings. She also runs 12 Inches of Sin, an annual juried erotic art exhibition. Now, for the competition’s fifth year, an immersive art experience will accompany the annual competition.
For the April 9 event, Dr. Henkel is taking over the entire Arts Factory complex, the converted warehouse where Sin City Gallery is located, amongst other fine art studios and commercial galleries. She hopes to encourage Las Vegas’ downtown arts scene, and from 1 PM to midnight, the complex will be filled with visual and performance art, lectures, and live entertainment.” > Read More @ The Creators Project