Calling All Makers+Crafters! Free The Nipple

Inspired in part by artist Micol Hebron’s amazing answer to nipple censorship on social media and your hilarious, impromptu dress-up of the past, this is an open invitation to participate in this wearable art FUN-STALLATION – Free The Nipple!

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knit a boob or adorn yourself and your friends with earnings, barrettes, berets, brooches and more! Whatever media or form inspires you just make ’em and wear ’em! Free The Nipple! 

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SUBmission Call

We’re really excited about all of the interest we’re receiving from around the world (literally!). So many mediums and so many artists!

If you’re interested in being part of this unique exhibition, we’re still looking for Visual Arts submissions of 2d and 3d works in any medium and photography contributions to the 2017 Digital Gallery (in the theme of “contemporary nude”). All the details can be found on the EY Artist SUBmission page.

At this time our schedule for performance, workshops and satellite events is pretty much set for 2017…. But, never hesitate to get in touch so we can plan for the future.

We look forward to seeing your work and encourage you to reach outside your comfort zone!

xoxo,

Expose Yourself 2017

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Image: All Mixed Up by Ken Russell and Deb Bryant

 

 

Role Call: Miel Creasey

Role call for jury duty!

 Erotica is using a feather, Pornography is using the whole chicken.  – Isabel Allende 

We are excited to welcome Meil Creasey back into the fold. She joins us as a visual arts jury member and brings so much talent and thoughtfulness to the table.

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‘Fecundity’ by Miel Creasey (2012 Expose Yourself submission)

“As a visual artist I am beyond thrilled to be involved in this coming years Erotic Art Show – After a few years’ hiatus Powell River’s Art Show of Year is making a comeback!  As a contributing artist it is so exciting to be giving an opportunity to interpret erotica in a personal and visual way – to me the subject of erotic art is empowering and freeing; as artistic expression always should be.  To me this show has always been about breaking down barriers related to shaming of the human body, it’s about feeling comfortable with our sexual selves, and defining the vast differences between erotica and porn.”

We couldn’t agree more with those sentiments!

Check out Miel’s full portfolio at http://www.mielcreasey.com

Miel’s work focuses on natural, social and political subject matter, often relating them to one another. She’s interested in history, in changes that occur over time relating to land, environment, industry, people and their cultures.  Her work is both contemporary and historical, attempting an emotional history of British Columbia’s coast -its darkness, optimism, and secrets- and attempts to create a balance between social critique and a remembrance of a time and place that once was.

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‘Permission to Come Ashore’ by Miel Creasey

“My interest in the history of land and human settlement has largely stemmed from my upbringing.  Growing up I spent many summers exploring the coastal area of Desolation Sound by sailboat.  I was intrigued by the old homesteads, abandoned coastal village sites, and plant species that were non-native to the area; all were like clues, which left me wondering what once was.  Later on, after meeting my partner, who is of Coast Salish decent, my interest in the history of the area became even greater. Gaining knowledge and insight into traditional Coast Salish culture has greatly influenced my current work.  I am ever-curious about the First Nations commitment to their traditional practices; their songs, dances, languages, ceremonies and rituals, and their struggle to keep them alive.”

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‘Turning Tides (Galley Bay, Desolation Sound)’ by Miel Creasey

Miel views her current work as a medium in which she can comment on human evolution; our tendencies to dominate each-other and our natural resources, our ever-growing population, and our world which is constantly in a state of change.  She wishes for her work to respectfully acknowledge the peoples and communities that have made the British Columbia coast their home for so many years; to tell their stories and let the history of the land live on.

Thank you, Miel, for your caring and creativity. You are a vibrant and loving soul and we are over-the-moon to be working with you!

 

Role Call: Paul Paiero

Role call for jury duty!

We are thrilled to be working with Paul Paiero again in 2017. He’s been a staple of the Expose Yourself community since circa 2010 and, he’s just a super nice guy. Paul appreciates a little humour + humanity with his art, ya know? So do we.

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For our 2017 exhibition, Paul joins us as a member of the jury (he’ll be taking bribes closer to January.) Paul’s a courageous, self-taught artist and general do-gooder residing in PowTown. He’s in charge of keeping shit real! His work is sometimes comical, sometimes tantalizing, sometimes political and always thought provoking.

We heart his art!

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In his own words, here’s why Expose Yourself is not just a silly-good time…

Expose yourself is Powell River’s very own diverse art experience that invites and promotes artists for OUR chance to provide  experiences that titillate and disrupt mainstream thinking. Without this (and similar… ?  are there any) exhibitions, we, the non-mainstream ‘types’ have few, if any, opportunities  to display our works. I myself NEED THIS to present my art, to spark my creativity, and to just plain enjoy.

AND SO… in closing, as FRANK BARON said… The creative person is more primitive and more cultivated, more destructive, a lot madder and a lot saner, than the average person.”

PAUL PAIERO

case and point ↓

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 Sing it, Paul!

Expose Yourself is in good hands this year. Keep an eye out as the role call for jury duty continues

Have an uplighting or inspiring memory from a past EY exhibition you’d like to share? Would you like to highlight some of your past EY art projects? Get in touch!

Powell Riviera: Where Young People Go To Retire

Expose Yourself is proud to hold the prestigious title of Powell River’s longest, 

non-continuously running erotically themed art exhibition!

Exhibition – March 17-19, 2017 | Artist Deadline – January 21, 2017

Sunshine Coast Map (photo from BC Living Magazine)

We just wouldn’t be us if we were anywhere else. You know? The community of Powell River shapes the exhibition each year with quirky, inspired artistic contributions. That’s what happens when you have a community made up of so many characters. We’ve got neo-hippies, actual hippies, punk rockers, poets, painters, back-to-the-landers, academics, draft-dodgers, academic drafter-dodgers, loggers, fisher-people, environmentalists, activists and environmental activists. There’s no end to the fascinating people living at the top on the Sunshine Coast.

Townsite (photo from Tourism Powell River)

Townsite (photo from Tourism Powell River)

Not You? Never been? Sound good? Come and live like a local!

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Image credit: Tourism Powell River

Patricia Theatre (photo from Tourism Powell River)

For four of our five years, we’ve called the historic district of Townsite home and we are thrilled to be back in the brick. Townsite is home to many of the establishments and people that make the PowTown so great. The Patricia TheatreTownsite Brewing, the Old Courthouse Inn and the Rodmay Heritage Hotel, to name a few. And one more historic Townsite gem is about to re-open after a near 2 year super-makeover… But we’ll leave that another day.

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Nudge nudge, wink wink.