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Orange County Center for Contemporary Art

Exhibition Detail
Enclosed, Encased & Enrobed
117 N. Sycamore
Santa Ana , CA 92701

June 5th, 2008 - June 28th, 2008
The Nipple Project, Darlyn Susan Yee, Yun Bai, Christina PonceDarlyn Susan Yee, Yun Bai, Christina Ponce,
The Nipple Project
orange county
(714) 667-1517
Mon-Wed by app't; Thurs and Sun 12-5; Fri-Sat 12-9; first Sat of month 7-10
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art

Enclosed, Encased & Enrobed:  
A provocative exploration of society's norms & requirements for body coverage.  

June 5th - 28th, 2008 

Opening Reception: June 7th  6 - 10pm

Darlyn Susan Yee
addresses self and body image, questioning the emphasis society places on particular clothing items. She creates sculptural artwork using traditional fiber methods such as knotting, knitting, weaving and coiling. Darlyn's consuming passion is the aspect of each tiny detail interacting with the others to form a whole.  Darlyn uses techniques that were once considered women's work or home arts to create installations and pieces of museum quality contemporary art.

Christina Ponce explores the stereotypes of modern day subcultures, specifically the S&M community and homosexuality. Her work deals with the portrayal of intimate moments that occur within these lifestyles, and the stereotypes and preconceived notions that are associated with them.  Christina uses a process called photo-chemical painting with the photographs which serves not only to create an original one-of-a-kind artwork, but also to add multiple layers of meaning to the images.

Yun Bai uses imagery of porn as a form of empowerment, thereby celebrating the spirit of all women. The work has grown to symbolize triumph from difficult times, with a focus on healing, strength, courage, and enthusiasm for the future. From afar one sees the plant silhouettes of these fleshy colored flowers, beautiful and innocent. However, upon closer inspection, the leaves and petals are actually female body parts that evolved from a collage of imagery found in pornographic magazines.

The Nipple Project was initially inspired by the release of advertisements for a bra that espoused quite blatantly that it provides "maximum nipple coverage!" Jennifer Baylis and Andrea M. Dominguez felt that this bra epitomized the eradication and androgenization of the nipple. They found this ironic in an era where breast augmentation is done in order to gain a "more feminine look." So they wanted to reclaim their natural femininity and counter this strange phenomenon. But as Jennifer and Andrea's call for nipples for their project got into full swing, they realized they had touched something deeper. Women responded to their call for reasons they had not intended. Breast cancer survivors, women who had lost a family member or friend to breast cancer and women who were inspired by the joys and rigors of nursing have all contributed work to the project.


Admission and events are Free & open to the public.
Artwork is for sale unless noted as otherwise.

First Friday Films: June 6: 8pm
Masculin féminin (1966)
Director: Jean-Luc Goddard

EMC Concert: June 14: 8pm
Phog Masheeen
UEM (Urban Electronic Music)
letting up despite great faults

Orange County Center For Contemporary Art
117 N Sycamore. Santa Ana, CA 92701
714 667 1517

Thu-Sun 12-5pm, Fri-Sat 12-5, & 5-9 *call for evening availability

1st Saturday Receptions: 6-10pm • First Friday Films: 8pm


OCCCA is located
at the corner of 2nd and Sycamore in the Santa Ana Artists Village.
There is no entrance fee.  Please see the web site for more
information, , or call the gallery during regular operating hours.



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