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Sensuality and Sexuality for the Masses

[ Hang Man Gallery | January 19 - February 14, 2010]

Open Call for Submissions

A glimpse, a glance, a look. Ah, a look - you know the look. The look that can stir the imagination of desire from the depths of your heart or other regions. The coyness conveyed by a twinkle in the eye or a wry smile. Like smoke slowly twisting and spiraling into a darkened room, sometimes giving the illusion of solidity at others only vapours, the sensual is conveyed with the wit of Elizabethan innuendo. The language of sensuality and sexuality has its subtleties and euphemisms, veiling true desire.
Or have we lost the subtleties of that innocence and the art of being coy to that of the bold and overt gesture? Have we become desensitized to the innuendo, the veiled suggestion of language and action, by the bombardment of overt sexuality in our every day lives? Has the intrigue of the sensual and the imagination of desire been subverted by the graphic and explicit? Mmmmmm....Pop! will explore the themes of sensuality and sexuality through the material realities of every day life and popular culture - Pop Art - where every day and mass produced images are as significant as the unique, and celebrated by our consumer society. The challenge is in the combining of a substantive theme that is dependent on making a suggestion with an artistic genre that is know to be explicit and clear in intention.

Definition of PopArt from Wikipedia

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Exhibit: Tuesday January 19 – Sunday February 14, 2010
Gallery Hours: 12pm-5pm Tues.- Sunday
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 21, 7-9pm

[ submission requirements ]

Drop off dates: December 8-24, 2009 during gallery hours, see the gallery website for January 2010 dates. Art must be ready for gallery hanging or setting on plinths and include artist's name, title, size, and price. Artists will be required to fill in a registration form when they drop off their work.

Jurying fee: $20/submission, no maximum on submissions

All fine art media accepted with no size restrictions.
All work will be juried and artists contacted regarding acceptance into the show. Pieces not accepted must be picked up by Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 5pm. There is a 25% commission on all works sold during the show. Artist is responsible for the remittance of any applicable taxes and those will not be added to the total sale by the gallery. The jury reserves the right to reject work that does not fit the theme or is deemed pornographic.

For more information, please contact the Hang Man Gallery at

Hang Man Gallery
756 Queen St. E.
Toronto, ON




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