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 peering over her head like the Cheshire Cat.
Kusuma, an Indonesian artist, had previously won the grand prize of Sin City’s annual juried show 12 Inches of Sin; his art is a perfect example of the kind of provocative work Sin City gallerist Laura Henkel routinely sources out for Vegas audiences. And it’s only fitting that a Kusuma solo show, Ultrablack, comes to Sin City just as the gallery prepares to venture out into the world once again—this time more decisively. > Read More