Thank you to everyone for your kind wishes during my recovery after my ops. Once again I am venturing out to the world of exhibitions, or at least my work is venturing out!
I am delighted that ‘Neon Lolly-Pop’ a UV (black light) image from my ‘Neon Lights’ series has been selected for exhibition at ‘LIGHT’, a juried exhibition being staged by ArtHouseNYC. The exhibition runs in NYC on December 2nd at ‘Project Farmhouse” and in Miami December 5th-9th at “Red Dot Miami”.
I am particularly pleased that one of my ‘Neon Lights’ series of images has been selected for my return to exhibiting in Miami where I had my successful solo exhibition at the World Erotic Art Museum on South Beach in 2012.
You can now own your own poster of my most popular work “The 3 UV Bums”. Superb quality heavyweight A2 sized 250gsm silk posters of “The 3 UV Bums” at the amazing price of only £25 including P&P Click here to order.
I am delighted to be featured again in this year’s Erotica exhibition at the NudeTinCan Gallery in St Albans. The NudeTinCan gallery once again livens the streets of St Albans with a little gentle exposure to the tasteful world of erotica.
The exhibition features work by many established and emerging talent including: Kevina Labonne, Dave Long, Claire Valentine-Gibson, Mike Nicoll, Mike Crawley, Len Gifford and Nasos Fangeskain.
Tickets are available now for the Private View on Friday 20th January. Tickets are £5 each, please contact the gallery for more information.
“Definitely a great venue for artists and art lovers. The staff cares passionately about their work and several high quality artworks are displayed in well curated shows. A not-to-miss gallery in the heart of lovely St Albans.” – Irene Raspollini
“Incredible Gallery with amazing artists, nothing comes close to enormous diversity of art that is displayed… I was blown away by the talent and contemporary content on show.” – Jon Richard Shinn
7th January – 1st February 2017
125 Hatfield Road
I am delighted to announce that my UV / Neon image “Neon Bodyguard” has been awarded a placed in the “Obscura” section of this year’s “12 Inches of Sin” competition at the Sin City Gallery in Las Vegas. The Gallery has been voted one of America’s top five galleries and the best art gallery in Nevada.
Competition has been steadily increasing over the years for a place in this prestigious international juried exhibition, so I am especially delighted to heave been awarded a place amongst work of such a high standard.
Stay tuned for details of the 12 Inches of Sin exhibition, Sin City are planning something rather grand. Since sometimes surprises are best not complete surprises dates will be provided well in advance.
My work can be ordered through Sin City Gallery who also keep a stock of my work for immediate purchase.
Sin City Gallery:
107 E. Charleston Blvd, #100
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104
Dr. Laura Henkel
Wednesday through Saturday
1:00 – 7:00 pm
and by appointment
Open every PREVIEW THURSDAY
FIRST FRIDAY until 11:00 PM
Several of my Neon / UV pieces will be joining ARTHOUSE.NYC as they bring their “Light Up Miami” exhibition to Art Basel Miami Beach. This is the second time they will have been exhibited in Miami this year.
This juried exhibition in photography and digital art celebrates colour, imagination and artistic expression; bringing vibrant and inspired artwork to the market to excite art lovers and engage collectors in the heart of Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach.
ARTHOUSE.NYC will be bringing their mobile art digital gallery to Miami From Dec. 1 – 4 and joining Superfine, The Fairest of Fairs. We welcome our collective of emerging and established photographers and digital artists to come along for the ride, to have their work exhibited amongst a thriving community of the freshest original contemporary artists on the planet.
Andrew Garn, Photographer
Karyn Mannix, Karyn Mannix Contemporary
James Bacchi, Arthaus-SF
Susannah Perlman, ARTHOUSE.NYC
Daniel Berman, Mobile Photography Awards
Joel Kuennen, Art Slant
Elizabeth Kilroy, International Center For Photography
Laura Little, Curator
December 1st-4th, 2016
Superfine Art Fair
56 NE 29th Street
For More Information:
ARTHOUSE.NYC • 1.800.420.5590 • email@example.com
If you are at a loose end in Florida this weekend and looking for some high quality entertainment with a different edge or perhaps some unique artwork for your walls; then ARTundressed’s 6th Annual Creative Nude Art Festival offers a naughty weekend in Miami and may be just the tonic for you.
This year Robert Babylon’s work is appearing in the ‘Invited Artist’ category and there will be a fine display of his UV and ‘natural’ light work – although sadly this year he won’t be able to join his work in Miami due to a prior engagement. The festival is three days of erotic entertainment of all kinds – full details of locations and times are available at the ARTundressed website http://artundressed.com/
ARTundressed celebrates the artistic, humorous, and sensual aspects of creative nude art; both in visual and performance arts. Since its inception, this event has toured many different countries and numerous cities from all over the world, including Miami, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Berlin (Germany), as well as Montreal and Toronto (Canada). The collection of exhibited artworks is always top-notch showcasing some of today most talented, creative, renowned artists and photographers. To differentiate our event, we go through a very calculated and selective process to feature top local, national and international artists, exhibiting some of the best nude art that exert the highest level of creativity.
In addition to displaying the best creativity in the nude art genre, a great amount of effort is spent on complimenting the “visual arts” portion of the event with Outrageous Fashion and Tantalizing Entertainment including Top International Deejays, Live Music, and Sexy Performance Art. Attending the ARTundressed event is truly a memorable, interactive, and erogenous experience.
Good luck they say come in threes and I’ll agree since this is my third year exhibiting at the mighty Seattle Erotica Arts Festival (SEAF) and this year the judges have accepted three of my most popular photographs onto their hallowed walls for exhibition and sale.
2016 Festival will be hosted on April 22-24 at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.
The Seattle Erotic Art Festival is an experience unlike any other festival or gallery you have likely ever attended. Over the course of three days, a curated selection of some of the finest erotic art the world has to offer will grace the floors of the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, awaiting your perusal and enjoyment.
During regular festival hours, you are invited to view the art and daily entertainments, from poetry readings to pantomime to acrobatic displays. There is also the Festival Store, where you can often find prints by the artists featured in the festival as well as other unique items and annual Seattle Erotic Art Festival merchandise. In the evenings, the vibe changes from a gallery to sexy art party. The Late Night Festival is a sexy, fun time with DJs, performers, bartenders at the ready, and a fantastically energetic crowd.
The Festival art will engage you, titillate you, and make you think. Not every piece is to everyone’s tastes, but there is something there that will speak to you – and what doesn’t can lead to some fascinating conversations. Whether you are joining us for the first time and new to the sex positive community, or have attended these events for years – this festival is for you.
If there’s still a taboo around erotic art in Las Vegas, rest assured: Dr. Laura Henkel is breaking it. The curator and specialist in human sexuality helms the Sin City Gallery. She also runs 12 Inches of Sin, an annual juried erotic art exhibition. Now, for the competition’s fifth year, an immersive art experience will accompany the annual competition.
My work will be amongst the 300 works of erotic art included in the evenings festivities.
For the April 9 event, Dr. Henkel is taking over the entire Arts Factory complex, the converted warehouse where Sin City Gallery is located, amongst other fine art studios and commercial galleries. She hopes to encourage Las Vegas’ downtown arts scene, and from 1 PM to midnight, the complex will be filled with visual and performance art, lectures, and live entertainment.
“Sin City Gallery is dedicated to providing a serious professional forum, exhibit space, and series of publications for practitioners of provocative art who have too long been marginalized or excluded from so much of the art world,” reads a press release for the event.
The exhibition has started but fear not – it is not yet over and my neon painting “UV Liquid Gold” will be on display at the gallery in all it’s neon splendor for a while longer.
For all of those of you who can reach St Albans there is a chance to see one of my fluorescent Acrylic on Canvas paintings. Illuminated with UV light it glows creating a realistic experience of the original scene. My UV photography is viewed under ‘normal’ lighting while my Neon Artwork is fluorescent and is best viewed under UV light. The painting may also be viewed under ‘normal’ lighting but it takes on a whole new aspect when seen under UV lighting.
About the Exhibition:
A story within the art piece. A hidden meaning. An abstract concept. On occasion the artist is generous and reveals to the viewer the reason and meaning behind their creations…often the observer must discover and invent their own interpretation. Each piece of art will encourage the viewer to wonder and discover the narrative behind the work. A person, a place, a happening.
This month’s issue of Jade magazine features a large portfolio of my UV images where a grand total of twenty four images over seventeen pages are deftly supported by an excellent and extensive biography.
JADE exists to promote and foster new and established talent from the erotic art world. The ethos of the magazine is to present to a wider, mature and appreciative audience both new and established talents in the world of erotica for the pleasure and enjoyment of both men and women.