All Art Is Erotic

Titillation is a pillar of Las Vegas culture and hardly elicits a raised eyebrow throughout the Valley, but the annual 12 Inches of Sin isn’t about attempting to incite basic desires. Well, not exclusively. With a doctorate in human sexuality and a PhD in erotology from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality,…

Captured Magic

The Las Vegas Sun shares the images from patrons of 12 Inches of Sin art festival. The festival activated 30,000 sqft of retail space at New Orleans Square to exhibit artists from all over the world for its sixth annual juried art exhibition. > Read More

This is Art

One of the largest public art exhibits in Nevada happens this weekend. But that’s not really what’s so unique about the show.  “12 Inches of Sin,” which will be housed in 72,000-square-feet of downtown’s New Orleans Square at Commerciial Center, 953 E. Sahara Avenue.  In addition, this year’s show features bands, DJ’s, lectures and how-to…

Three-Day Art Festival

Six times larger than in years past, the 72,000-square-foot, two-story retail space will be transformed into an immersive playground for the adventurous at New Orleans Square at the Commercial Center. 12 Inches of Sin was previously held inside The Arts Factory, and the new location offers room for a dizzying array of art, entertainment and…

Ultrablack Lights Way

In April 2016, Sin City Gallery presented Immersive, an ambitious art show that filled not only Sin City’s Arts Factory space but the parking lot outside. The event’s eye-catching poster featured a Kei Kusuma work titled “Spoiled Ram”—a striking ink-and-paper illustration of a wide-eyed woman emerging from a wall of black flowers, a grinning animal…

The 705 Erogenous Zone

The 705 Erogenous Zone Las Vegas, NV 2017 2,000+ sqft mural (Video) Dr. Laura Henkel, Sin City Gallery (curation) Alison Chambers, The 705 (building) “Downtown” Steve Franklin, The 705 (building) Brian “Paco” Alvarez, Zappos (materials donation) Aaron Sheppard has a complex. Well, a few of them. But on this warm and breezy mid-May day, while…

Bend Your Mind

I think of the artist Aaron Sheppard as the person who is willing to jump off the rocks into the water first, the height does not scare him, nor the sensation of cold ocean water, or whatever lurks beneath the choppy waves…or maybe it does, but he is still determined to make the dive, to…

Strange Glove Entices and Intimidates

You can look but you can’t touch. The rubbery, wet-looking pieces in Chris Bauder’s “Strange Glove” solo show at Sin City Gallery ask to be interacted with, but there’s a reason the fleshy assault rifles are protected behind a glass case. He likes the idea of people wanting to interact but having to resist. Bauder…

Exhibit Gives In To Sin

A toy gun and an old computer mouse sit on a shelf, their plastic shells encased in salmon-pink latex. At least that’s what one can assume they were before artist Chris Bauder transformed them into aesthetically glutinous pieces for his latest exhibit, Strange Glove. The mouse, titled “Backlash,” now resembles a dominatrix’s whip, and the…

Make Me Swoon

American artist Shelbi Schroeder makes photographs that have a sort of old world breathlessness to them. Her recent White series is made up of landscapes of pristine clouds, the subjects caught at the moment of snowy solitude and purity. Still others show the moment of sexual pleasure, where memories, rivers of time, a sense of…