For Your Eyes Only: Fine Art Erotica


CHICAGO — Sidetracked Studio is proud to present our second annual fine art exhibition of erotica called “For Your Eyes Only.” Last year Lauren Levato Coyne and Rory Coyne were the only artists to make erotic work.

“This year we wanted to broaden the show by inviting many other artists from around the country, some who make erotic work on a regular basis and some who are interpreting the theme specifically for this exhibition,” said Coyne.

“For Your Eyes Only developed from our celebration of ‘sugar week’,” said Levato Coyne. “In different years but somehow all during the same week in July we met, had our first date, rescued both our dogs, married, Rory moved to the United States, and it’s his birthday. So of course we have dubbed this ‘sugar week’ and by extension we wanted to make a big exhibition celebration of it as well.”

According to the New Oxford American Dictionary, the word erotic derives from Greek erōtikos — sexual love: it arouses and excites sexual desire or excitement.

This definition is still accepted today and while erotica is by definition different than pornography it can also include it. The aim of “For Your Eyes Only” is to embrace the myriad of differences in sex, sexuality, and gender by showing a diverse range of work celebrating the humor, desire, lust, pornography, body image, identity, and love that all fall under our definition of erotica.

Participating artists: Chris Riccardo, Elizabeth Claire, Harry Sudman, Jason McPhillips, Josh Rogers, Kelis Houlihan, Lauren Levato Coyne, Melissa Lee, Menton3, Michael Popilek, Michele Doll, Nadine Robbins, Reuben Negron, Rory Coyne, Thomas Wharton, Tyler Krasowski, Vanessa Walsh, Vic Selbach, Whistlemag, and Zane York.

OPENING RECEPTION Sat., July 9, 6 – 9 p.m. exhibition continues through July August 27, 2016 Beverages provided by New Holland Brewing Co.

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