“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
“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
Sin City Gallery presents select inventory of exquisite works of art from private collections.
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Provocative/Erotic Art has finally come into its own. No longer to be hidden or shunned, such art is now celebrated in museums and galleries around the globe. Such art, abstract to explicit, is prized by collectors, and the preservation of materials hold significant importance to academia.
A unique force in today’s art world, fine art curator and director Dr. Laura Henkel possesses expertise in contemporary and modern art, and has years of experience overseeing museum and gallery exhibitions. Well respected for her understanding of the art market, historic knowledge of avant garde art, erotica and collecting the obscure, Dr. Henkel has a become a key figure in the exhibition and interpretation of provocative art that pushes the boundaries of experimentation. She is relied on by international artists, collectors, and museums for her unparalleled expertise and frequently worldwide for special projects.
Dr. Henkel holds her Ph.D. in Erotology specializing in Museum Science, and a Doctorate in Human Sexuality from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, San Francisco. Dr. Henkel is an expert in the valuation of erotic art and ephemera. Please contact her for additional information at email@example.com.
Sin City Gallery encourages patrons to think with the senses and feel with the mind. Sin City Gallery exhibits sophisticated, alluring and thought-provoking contemporary art in Las Vegas. Globally renown for exhibiting hundreds of exhibitions on and off The Strip, the gallery presents an array of international established and emerging artists.
Sin City Gallery is regularly featured in the press for its finely curated exhibitions. An established gallery with an outstanding reputation, Sin City Gallery was awarded the coveted prize of Best Gallery in Nevada and is listed among the Best 25 Art Galleries in America by the American Art Awards.
International Art Competition
Sin City Gallery’s 12 Inches of Sin is an annual international juried art exhibition provides opportunities for learning through the visual arts by taking advantage of the way in which art depicting the erotic life of people and sexuality offers a unique way to engage the public. Within this methodology, the exhibition seeks to move beyond the idea of produced sexuality and offer an alternative, inclusive and meaningfully personalized view of human identity, sexuality, gender and expression. Please visit 12 Inches of Sin’s website for more information.
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Sin City Gallery is pleased to exhibit Jeff Wack’s new body of work, City of Angels. City of Angels is inspired from his lifelong affair with the City of Los Angeles. In the pieces, his idealized and empowered, sometimes vulnerable, female goddess/provocateurs weave in and out of a subtle shadow play of imagery and metaphors combining locations, history and celebrity that is Los Angeles. The surreal imagery is rich in layers and depth and prods the viewer to spend the time to take in the symbolism in the shadows as well as the light. Having an immense admiration for traditionalists like Caravaggio, the importance of the dark in both content and meaning takes a large precedence, a pull between beauty and pain. And last, but obviously not the least….as the Talking Heads said: “The world moves on a woman’s hips.”
The exhibition begins November 3 through December 31, 2016.
“The realism that Sorayama portrays in his work is not only plausible, it is attainable.” ~ Henkel, The Creators Project
12 Inches of Sin is an international juried art exhibition that features sophisticated, intelligent, witty and provocative artworks from around the world. The juried exhibition explores eroticism and sensuality through the lens of contemporary art, with one twist: every piece submitted for consideration must not be larger than one foot square. This constriction of the art’s physical space creates a tension within the art itself, expanding the challenge inherent in each piece’s creation.
The exhibition fosters fresh and exciting work by both new and established artists, and provides art patrons with the opportunity to secure works of art from prestigious and emerging artists that embody both the cutting edge of today’s contemporary art world and the vast breadth of artistic expression. Artists from 23 countries have participated to date.
Invited artists are featured in a series of art books reflecting each year’s competition. An annual immersive art festival is held each year to celebrate visual and performance arts. For additional information please visit www.12ofsin.com.
Every year invited artists from 12 Inches of Sin’s international juried art exhibition are featured in the a book series.
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