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Erotic Alchemy

Mon, Apr 10, 2017, 5:20 pm to 6:55 pm

Erotic Alchemy
ART 80X Guest Lecture: Penny Slinger
April 10, 2017 5:20pm - 6:55pm UCSC Media Theater M110

Penny Slinger, born in London in 1947, graduated with a first class honors degree from Chelsea College of Art in 1969. She had acclaimed solo exhibitions of her two and three dimensional Feminist Surrealist collage work in London during the 1970s. She then co authored and illustrated 'Sexual Secrets, The Alchemy of Ecstasy', introducing Tantra to the modern western world and  'The Secret Dakini Oracle' divination system. Penny moved to the Caribbean where she resided for 15 years, creating art series dedicated to the indigenous Arawak Indians of the region. In 1994 she came to California to the estate of Dr Christopher Hills. She released the '64 Dakini Oracle' in 2010.  Her work has been exhibited widely, including: 'Young and Fantastic' (Institute of Contemporary Art), 'Angels of Anarchy' (Manchester) and 'The Dark Monarch' (Tate, St Ives) in 2009,  In 'History is Now' (Hayward Gallery) 2015 and 'Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s' (Photographers' Gallery) 2016. She is represented by Riflemaker Gallery (London), Broadway 1602 (New York) and Blum and Poe (LA and Tokyo).