Robert Cary Williams
Jorgede la Garza
Marloes ten Bhomer
Phil Wilson Perkin
The exhibition presents 50 artists, designers and creative people to develop a prototype version of their own sex or fetish object.
Curated by Sarah Gillham, Jack Stokoe and Darren Nairn
For Sex Shop, curators Sarah Gillham, Jack Stokoe and Darren Nairn invited 50 artists, designers and creative people to develop a prototype version of their own sex or fetish object. Playfully engaging with issues surrounding sex and desire the responses span a wide range of different media, from 3D maquettes, to 2D visualisation, time-based pieces, and references to panoply of sexual practices, fetishes and merchandise. They are by turns personal, provocative and usable.
Sex Shop's first incarnation, in the south coast resort of Folkestone, played on ideas of the seaside town as a place of secret liaisons and dirty weekends, conducted against a scenic, yet simultaneously shabby and dilapidated backdrop. The ‘sex shop’ is of course a seaside staple, often selling genuine sex aids flanked by an assortment of humorous trinkets and throwaway paraphernalia. Sex Shop now tours to the very different surroundings of design conscious Hackney, a place where pleasure seeking is taken very seriously.
Sex Shop will take place at Transition Gallery in two parts and will culminate in a special sex themed edition of Garageland which will be launched on 29 March.
Image: Marloes ten Bhomer
Corinna Spencer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening: Friday 27 February 2015, 6-9pm
Unit 25a Regent Studios, 8 Andrews Road
Fri - Sun 12pm to 6pm