Step into the black light to uncover the chemical, fluorescent, heat map that is Jamie Cole's new exhibition 'Booty'.
Part of the visual arts programme of the 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Booty will be radiating from the walls of Camperdown's prestigious Artsite Gallery from early February. Including mixed media works on Birchwood, canvas and soft sculptures, Jamie's sexually charged show comes with a warning, "don't see it alone (wink)".
Using precious materials, Jamie's Booty overflows with rich flock wallpaper, sweat, 'poppers', gold leaf, and opalescent foils, sprayed across the faces, bodies and bedrooms of men deep in the act.
You won't be disappointed but you might be aroused.
def: Booty (noun): "valuable stolen goods; something gained or won"
Jamie Cole presents 'Booty' (2-24 February 2019) FREE 18+ 11-5pm
Artsite Gallery 165 Salisbury Road Camperdown
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival 2019 Premier Event
Official Opening Sunday 3 February 3-5pm
Preview: Saturday 2 February 11-5pm
About the Artist: Jamie Cole
Jamie is a full-time emerging artist living in Kiama on the south coast of New South Wales, with his husband Bruce.
Formerly a visual arts teacher, Jamie has been painting full-time now for 6 years and has exhibited extensively on the south coast; most recently as part of the 'Locals on Board' exhibition at the Art Gallery of Wollongong. Jamie's work is vibrant, immaculate and often filled with narrative. A modern day storyteller and artist, Jamie's work is highly influenced by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Together Jamie and Bruce own and operate a successful art gallery, tapas restaurant and wine bar in Kiama called the Little Blowhole Art Bar. The 'Art Bar' as it has become known, is a significant contributor to the dynamic and growing arts scene currently transforming this region. In January 2019, the Sydney Morning Herald listed the Art Bar as one of the top 31 attractions on the South Coast of New South Wales.