After a lot of hard work and planning, Friday October 3rd was the Opening Reception to this year's XOXO Erotica Exhibition at Hot Art Wet City for their second annual "Boobies and Wieners" show! We were pleased to be able to take part in this event along with miniature exhibits by Art or Bust curated by Jenn Brisson and Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School.
The night started out with a bang as visitors and community members flooded the rooms of Hot Art Wet City to get a glimpse of the "Bigger and Longer" version of the second annual "Boobies & Wieners" show. The walls were covered in work from local and international artists who had taken the immature, crass, sexy and explicit themes to whole new levels! There was a wide variety of different mediums including painting, drawing, photography, wood burning, and even video and audio!
The pieces we displayed as part of our XOXO Erotica exhibit by Meghan Willis, Aaron Tsuru, Boo Weed, Zhamak Fullad, Guillem Rovira, Steve Prue, Stormy Ent, Gracie Hagen, Christian Carrera, andKatlyn Hubner acted as platforms for extended conversations about art, love, the internet, and the ever blurring lines between erotica and pornography. Not only was it Stormy Ent's first time presenting as an Artist, but it was the very first public showing of Gracie Hagen's acclaimed photographic series, "Illusions of the Body".
A total of 4 pieces were sold during the Opening Reception on Friday night. "Maria's Selfie" by Aaron Tsuru, "T'werk" by Stormy Ent, "Illusions of the Body" book by Gracie Hagen, and "Empty" by Boo Weed.
Having had such a successful and enjoyable night of art and interaction, we have only to look forward to our next show at Exxxotica in New Jersey. The XOXO Erotica Exhibit will be available at Hot Art Wet City in Vancouver from now until October 28th. Thank you again to everyone who came out in support of Art and Erotica with a cause!