“Expressions of Eros” group art show at the Polk Street gallery!
Good Vibrations has a fantastic art exhibit up right now, featuring paintings, drawings, sculpture and installation work by Sadie Lune, Apaulo Hart, and Ana Bedolla. “Expressions of Eros is a fascinating collection of erotic art, be sure to swing by the Polk street store at 16200 Polk @ Sacramento and check it out! Exhibit runs through March 15th.
The show got a great write-up on SF Appeal, see photos of the art at the end!
Voluptuary: Expressions of Eros – Artist statement
The idea of making these pods came to me after having a dream where humans couldn’t reproduce, so they literally were born deep inside the earth. The earth worked as the mother and womb of all humans which led them to appreciate and praise the earth like no other creature we know today. In my dream humans had an immense care for earth that it made me want to make a piece of art work that would portray the care both humans and plant life need. Having this combination of plant life with a fetus is a metaphorical way to look at our future. I have chosen to show the fetus in some pods and not in others in hope that the viewer will imagine what the fetus might look like when completely consumed in soil resulting in interaction with the pods
I’ve been an ecosexual since childhood. My fantasies are stocked with sea creatures and mythological beings and complicated genders and oral sex; I’ll take something sloppy and drippy and organic over a fucking machine any day. My preference in art, sex, and life is a tottering balance of dark, playful and messy. I’m inspired by art nouveau, Japanese woodcuts, surrealism, German expressionists, and comic art. I love the physical aspect of painting, as well as the moment where suddenly the puzzle of some vague beginning clicks in to place. In any media, my work is essentially about love, surprises, making messes, and getting closer to naked ladies and octopuses. I identify as a mermaid and enjoy when I give myself permission to paint and draw what I like.
I have been drawing since I could hold a pencil, and a perv probably just as long. If you would ask me how I identify I would have to say right now in my life I identify as a woodland creature, specifically as a faun. I am playful and mischievous and I love to arouse curiosity. I believe in expressing every aspect of being alive in this body on this earth and loving every part of it. I believe we are all born feral and we are then domesticated into some kind of religion that denies our natural animal instincts. I believe we are all animals, and I think we are taught to deny this or separate ourselves from it. I want my illustrations to portray the playfulness of human animal sexual nature and to poke at taboo and touch on touchy subjects.