Saturday, February 16, 2008

Gallery Show at Atomic Todd, Las Vegas NV

"99¢ Only Dress Shop"
April 30- May 24 at the Las Vegas art gallery:
Atomic Todd: 1221 Main Street, Las Vegas, NV

"Sponge Dress" by Robin Barcus Slonina
Photo by Eric Guideng, Hair & Makeup by Krystle Randall


Continuing my exploration of environmental dress making, I am turning to local dollar stores in the urban environment of downtown Las Vegas. I will be creating a "dress shop" entirely out of items purchased at various 99¢ Only stores. I will be working in my "artistic sweat shop" during the run of the exhibit, making dresses out of items like sponges, whiffle balls and easter eggs. This show will be completely interactive and open to the public. I invite everyone to come visit, try on the artwork, or even help create it!

Please click on the links below to read two articles from local papers about the show:


The Las Vegas Sun / Review Journal
"Sort-of-Wearable Art on the Cheap

By Kristen Peterson

The Las Vegas Weekly
"The Sponge Dress, and Other Delights; Pop Art Goes to the Bargain Bin"
by Greg Thilmont



Here are some pictures from Opening Night!
the artist

Gallery owner Todd VonBastianns

Art slaves Ross & Benoit (above) and Tarra (below)

Gallery views


playing with the art...


Sarah getting into ART!

THIS ARTWORK WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE HELP OF MY AMAZING VOLUNTEERS!
Your dedication to this silliness really touched my heart.
THANK YOU:
Barb Barcus
Benoit Beaufils
Heather Eggerding
Barbara Ellis
Tara Ellis
Ross Gibson
Amos Glick
Laura Herbert
Jessica Holker
Marah Kaprowski
Stacy Lee
Luke Littell
Nick Mays
Bryan McCarthy
Carolina Moraes
Brett Palmer
Lucy Pascoe
Dave Proctor
Stephanie
Lakeisha Sable
Tarra Scarff
Andy Schmitz
Danny Sidlow
Jim Slonina
Kent Thomson
Todd VonBastiaans

FOR MORE EXHIBIT PICTURES, click here to VISIT MYSPACE

1 comment:

barth said...

obin, i didn t know that you were doing all that crazy job. And know iu learn that both of you are leaving, snifffff.

If ever you still here the 22 or 23 of april, i m playing my one man show in a secret place both of those nigth at 8 pm. I f ever you re interested to come, let me know ASAP cause the seating is really limited. ANd it s free !