Reverse Cowgirl, Guest Curated by Tom West at Yellow Peril

Group Exhibition challenging the "power position" in sex, featuring new works from Curtis Aric, David Allyn, Nick Bauta, Christian Carrera, Dave Cole, Jill Colinan, Nori Dubusker Darling, Yann Weiner and Tom West.

Providence, RI, February 05, 2013 --( March 21 – April 14, 2013
Opening Reception:
Thursday, March 21, 2013, 5PM – 9PM
Gallery Hours:
Thursday + Friday, 3PM – 8PM
Saturday + Sunday, 12PM – 5PM
Other days by appointment.

Yellow Peril Gallery is pleased to present Reverse Cowgirl, a group exhibition guest curated by Providence artist Tom West that challenges the “power position” in sex and explores whether or not what is considered stimulating in private (sexually) has a less attractive stance in the public realm (socially).

“Long before Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart proclaimed ‘I know it when I see it,’ there has been a stigma attached to pornography that has kept visual artists from attempting to create it,” observes West. “But since the fine line between art and pornography is consistently blurred, it’s important to strip away any veneers of shame and repulsion surrounding sex in art and take a more critical look at the role sex plays in our private and public lives.”

Reverse Cowgirl features new work in a variety of mediums by artists from Olneyville and the surrounding mill complexes:

Curtis Aric makes a new world from the old, one piece at a time at The Steel Yard.

David Allyn is a ceramicist who uses a kiln fired with recycled wood from the neighborhood to create his much-coveted cups and vases at Nicholson File.

Nick Bauta is an artist and designer who crafts leather jewelry and clothes, urban furniture, and metal sculpture.

Christian Carrera explores the elements of human weakness through photography and digital sculpture.

Dave Cole is a sculptor whose work is characterized by an interest in history, politics, patriotism, and nostalgia.

Jill Colinan is a fiber artist who creates haunting, eerie, and intense dolls best described as “awesomely creepy.”

Nori Dubusker Darling uses pen & ink and gauche to create art that is “irresistibly attractive.”

Yann Weiner creates industrial expressionism through material integrity to create shifting, fractured planes derived from broken and pixelated imagery.

Tom West sees the world through irreverent lenses that empower him to rebrand it at his leisure using recycled materials.

Reverse Cowgirl will launch the Gallery Night Providence 2013 season for Yellow Peril. The opening reception is on Thursday, 21 March from 5PM – 9PM. The exhibition will be on display until Sunday, 14 April 2013 and is sponsored by Montana Paints, The Avenue Project, Dusk, and Westminster Ink.

About Yellow Peril Gallery
Yellow Peril Gallery is a contemporary art gallery located at The Plant, a historic mill complex in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island. The Gallery strives to foster modern art critiques on popular culture and society from established and emerging artists in the United States and abroad. We aspire to exhibit provocative and visually arresting artwork created specifically to ignite conversations long after viewers have left the building. Artists that we represent share our commitment to social responsibility, and a percentage from the sale of all artwork is donated to a charitable organization of the Artists’ choice. For more info about future exhibitions, visit

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