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Wacky Wednesday: ERIC STANTON Blast From The Past

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I LOVE art, and I am sure that’s no big surprise to most of you out there, who know me well, and those who don’t. I am very influenced but the provocation, the beauty, the colours, and the strength each artist is trying to convey.

One of my favourite blasts from the past is none other than Eric Stanton, Sept. 30/1926—March 17/1999 considered one oferic-stanton-baroness America’s best bondage and fetish illustrators, cartoonist, and comic-book artist, with the majority of his work depicting female dominance scenarios.

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Wacky Wednesday: PLUSH by Marilyn Minter; Some Pubic Consumption

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I love presentations of female sexuality, created and presented by women. It has a very distinct and different feel than the art produced by their male counterparts in the art world. Less objectified, if we can say that, although I am not opposed to a some objectification now and then.MarilynMinter_Brooch

Marilyn Minter is just such a woman.

To say her work is unique is an understatement, she has worked with photo, video, and paintings producing work with lush vivid colours evoking emotive desire around the female form and beauty in all it’s shapes and sizes. Her work spans over three decades.

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Wacky Wednesday: The ‘Dildo Maker’

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So for those of you out there willing to find and use almost anything to stuff in one your eager orifices, and you who you are, have I got one for you!

The Dildo Maker!

Although it only really does a keen job of polishing a knob on the end of whatever you stick into it after giving a turn of the crank, the lumps and bumps are still left on the remainder of the shaft, left to your own devices so to speak. It appears to be only a concept, but a fun one to say the least. (more…)

Wacky Wednesday; Golden Poop

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Just when you thought art couldn’t get any better, ART, just keeps on getting better. For that little something extra for the asshole in your life is this lovely piece of poop, albeit steam free. Coiled up like the view many of you get when you turn back for that wipe and quick glance into the bowl of your own piece of art that many tend to brag about to friends, family, and loved ones. On the flip side, I can think of delivering this lovely golden coil to those most deserving, a lovely reminder of the truly golden piece of shit they are! That is however, the way I am interpreting this lovely piece of art. After all, art truly is in the eye of the beholder! 🙂

For more fun and thought provoking pieces have a gander at what the folks at The Plaid Zebra have “compiled for you. Truly inspiring!

Vancouver Art Gallery Presents FUSE, Revolution Counter Revolution

FUSE: Revolution Counter Revolution 

Friday, November 14, 2014, 8pm–1am
Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby St.)
November 7, 2014, Vancouver, BC – FUSE, Vancouver Art Gallery’s enormously popular quarterly event where art, music, performance and drama collide, will be reinvented on the night of Friday November 14, 2014. Guest curated by multi-media maestro Paul Wong and produced by MediaLab, FUSE: Revolution Counter Revolution will be an unforgettable evening that riffs and mashes new ideas with old traditions, inspired by the Gallery’s current exhibition The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors. In addition, FUSE-goers will have the opportunity to see Unscrolled: Reframing Tradition in Chinese Contemporary Art, a major exhibition featuring three generations of Chinese artists, prior to its official opening day (Saturday, November 15, 2014).
FUSE’s extraordinary lineup of artists, musicians and performers will fully engage visitors’ senses throughout the Gallery. Four floors of the exhibition space will be transformed with radical idealism and injected with iconic revolutionary figures, including:
Madam Mao – Enacted by Cara Sui, this tragic heroine/villain, wife of the Chairman, architect of the Cultural Revolution and leader of the Gang of Four, will engage the public and critique on art and culture.
Red Guard Ballerina – Taking cues from the ballet created during the Cultural Revolution in China (1966-1976), Carolyn Chan will strike heroic poses and pirouettes in her military gear.

The Monkey King – Dancer Michael Kong will be the mythical trickster depicted in Chinese folklore Journey to the West. He will pose, perch, hide, observe, intermingle, peek and bounce around in his new kingdom, the Gallery.
Emily Carr’s Psychic – This fictional figure, brought to life by Cindy Mochizuki, will read visitors’ fortunes in a seemingly private setting that is made public via live audio/video feed.

The cast will also include Beijing Opera diva Catherine Li as the Drunken Beauty, ArtCart Rickshaw by Ken Lum, Velvet Steele and team parading in a Sedan Chair, performance video by Catherine Chun Hua Dong, movement artist Sandra Moore, street portrait artists, Tea Master Olivia Cheung, the Flower Factory and Smoking Lily. DJ Kevin Shiu and DJ Don Chow will duel it out in the side-by-side Art Bars that feature proletariat beer and bourgeois cocktails, with clashing live visuals by Leó Stefánsson of Hybridity Media using social media platform #generateapp.
In addition to performances, FUSE-goers can also see the following exhibitions: 
The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors
Jock Macdonald: Evolving Form
Emily Carr and Landon Mackenzie: Wood Chopper and the Monkey
Tickets: $20 (+tax) | Free for Gallery members
Website: http://vanartgallery.bc.ca/events_and_programs/fuse.html
Event Hashtags: #fusenight #generateapp
About FUSE: Since its inception in July 2005, thousands of FUSE-goers have converged at the Gallery for this unique adult event. Live performances and music in the Gallery spaces, DJs, eclectic Gallery tours, contemporary dance and unexpected surprises have made FUSE Vancouver’s favourite art party—a place to see and be seen.
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MEDIA INFORMATION & EVENT PASSES: 
Debra Zhou, Communications Specialist
dzhou@vanartgallery.bc.ca, Direct: 604-662-4722, Mobile: 604-671-2358

About the Vancouver Art Gallery: The Vancouver Art Gallery is a not-for-profit organization supported by its members, individual donors, corporate funders, foundations, the City of Vancouver, the Province of British Columbia through the BC Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts. We thank everyone for their continuing generosity.

ARE YOU READY? Second annual Nuit Blanche Party.

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Details soon to come

Dr Sketchy’s- Steamy Punk Circus

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Ann Narky joins us at the next session so bring your mechanical pencils and your analytically engines and we’ll sketch like it’s 1899!

Dr Sketchy’s Anti Art School is what happens when a simple question is asked- why can’t figure drawing be sexy? Part art class, part cabaret, join us for 3 hours of drinking, drawing and decadence!

Tickets $12
www.drsketchyvancouver.com
Buy online or pick up at The Wallflower Diner

John Ferrie, West End Living

John Ferrie West End Living

A new collection of Paintings by Vancouver artist John Ferrie! A must see for those who love this city we call home, Vancouver!

Alien Sex

Alien Sex