November 29th, I performed at the LOOP art showcase and exhibition at the Claire Oliver Gallery. I am still basking in the overwhelming brilliance of artistic expression that included several of the nine dimensions of “erotic performance” that I am investigating in my dissertation research!): power, pleasure, sexuality, virtuosity, desire, autonomy, play, sensuality, and freedom.
The vocal savant and goddess Mumu Fresh shared her gift with an intimate group at the Historic Lyric Theater. After her performance, the audience was invited to walk next door for cocktails, art, dance, and fashion at the Claire Oliver Gallery. I opened the fashion show with a solo featuring signature CaribFunk dance and fitness movement performed to AfroBeat and Soca, setting up the beautiful models to showcase the collaboration between Bahamian visual artist Gio Swaby and the fashion designer duo BruceGlen.
The critical and engaging art exhibition was the perfect backdrop for the moving art exhibition/fashion by the designers. The artists featured in the exhibition were: Robert Peterson, Gio Swaby, Stan Squirewell, Simone Saunders, Lauren Fensterstock, Aaron Stephan, Barbara Earl Thomas, and Jeffrey Henson Scales. Please feed your soul and spirit by stopping by the gallery to view the imaginative and profound work by the artists.
It was a pleasure to participate in this event because of the Bahamian connection. Even the videographer Charlie Bahama is Bahamian! I will provide a full recap of all the events I attended and/or participated in at the end of Art Basel.
Image 1: AC and Gio Swaby
Image 2: AC and BruceGlen
Image 3: AC Pre Performance w/Jacket
Image 4: Designers and Hostess
Image 5: Mumu Fresh
Image 6: Gio Swaby: “Self Portrait 2”
Image 7: Simone Sanders: “A Prayer”
Image 8: Stan Squirewell: “Bonita & Blu”