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Exhibition Detail
Cinch: The Art of Corsetry
2199 Market St
(between 15th St & Sanchez St)
San Francisco, CA 94114
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February 7th, 2009 - March 1st, 2009
February 7th, 2009 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Seventeen Inches, Sharon 1996, FAKIR MUSAFARFAKIR MUSAFAR, Seventeen Inches, Sharon 1996,
1996, Toned Archival Digital Print , 11 x 14" Boards
© Fakir Musafar
Figure for all Time [back view], Angela FortainAngela Fortain, Figure for all Time [back view],
cast bronze, 23w x 6d x 3h
© Angela Fortain
The Poison Ring, Catherine Murty, Sonya SmithCatherine Murty, Sonya Smith, The Poison Ring,
copper with secrets
© Catherine Murty
Attitude, FAKIR MUSAFAR, Annie SprinkleFAKIR MUSAFAR, Annie Sprinkle, Attitude,
1981, Archival Digital Print, 16" x 20"
Ideal Marriage, Ehren ReedEhren Reed, Ideal Marriage,
2009, mixed media
© Ehren Reed
The Sensous Woman, Ehren ReedEhren Reed, The Sensous Woman, mixed media
© Ehren Reed
Cinch - The Art of Corsetry, Cinch - The Art of Corsetry, Feb. 09
© Femina Potens
Madison Young 2 at Femina Potens Jan 14 2009, Suzanne ForbesSuzanne Forbes,
Madison Young 2 at Femina Potens Jan 14 2009,
© Suzanne Forbes
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Thursday - Sunday 12-6pm
sculpture, figurative, mixed-media, bodyart, body

Being laced into a corset can be an exquisitely sensual experience, as you are pulled gradually in from the top and bottom towards the middle. The sensation of being embraced tighter and tighter is empowering. Join us while we honor the corset through classic, modern and alternative depictions of an exquisite garment that has been around for hundreds of years.

'Cinch: The Art of Corsetry' engages the artist in sculpture, bronze, photography and mixed media to celebrate one of history's sexiest traditions. Wearable art corsets will be created from untraditional materials; books for our literary scholars, and metal for those who prefer it a bit more raw. We invite you to celebrate each of these artists' interpretation of corsetry: Fakir Musafar, Ehren Reed, Suzanne Forbes, Catherine Murty and Angela Fortain.

Live corset models and more in Flickr sets from the opening, Feb 7, 09: Tara Spelty, Tensegrity Dan and Suzanne Forbes

Get cinched up and have your breath taken away by our latest exhibit, Cinch.


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