Fetish Photographer Dirk Hooper Opens “Candychrome” Solo Art Show in Kansas City
Fine-art fetish photographer Dirk Hooper debuts his first American solo show in over five years in Kansas City, Missouri.
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI September 20, 2011 – Fine-art fetish photographer Dirk Hooper debuts his first American solo show in over five years in Kansas City, Missouri. “Candychrome” represents new work by Dirk Hooper featuring recent fetish photography. The MRP Gallery in downtown Kansas City Missouri will host the opening of the show on Friday, October 7th.
“Candychrome” focuses on Dirk Hooper’s recent fetish photography, including work with alternative models, professional dominatrix and bondage artists. Hooper said, “While I’ve been active in group shows, or events with fine-art or erotic artwork, this is a long-overdue chance to offer a comprehensive look at the work I’m known for best.” Fans of Hooper’s work may have seen a few pieces over the years but this show offers something different, “There will be new photography from Toxic Goddess, personal work, editorial pieces and a lot of photos that have never been seen anywhere before. I’m also anxious to show these photos as large gallery prints, which is the way they were intended to be seen,” Hooper explained.
Opening night for “Candychrome” will have appearances by Dirk Hooper and some of the alternative models, bondage models and professional dominatrix who appear in the photos, dressed to impress. There will be a live broadcast of “The Fetish Show” radio program featuring host Princess Zoe, and offering complete coverage, including video, of the festivities. Bondage artists Janet Ryan and Manator will be presenting a live bondage demonstration.
Opening night for “Candychrome” will be on October 7th, 2011 at 7pm to 10pm at the MRP Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri. Admittance is free. There will be refreshments available for visitors. Guests are encouraged to wear fetish-style clothing, cosplay outfits or even formal dress, but it’s certainly not required. Due to the nature of the work, only 18 and older will be allowed to attend. The MRP Gallery is located South of 18th Street, between Grand and McGee and has an alley entrance.
If you are interested in more information or an interview with Dirk Hooper, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about “Candychrome”, Dirk Hooper or his work is available at http://www.DirkHooper.com.
Dirk Hooper is a world-renowned fantasy and fine-art fetish photographer, fine artist, and writer whose work has been described as “forbidden tales to rival the likes of H.P. Lovecraft and the Marquis de Sade.” Dirk’s publishing credits include such diverse media as comic books, music CDs, art books and slick fetish magazines like “Von Gutenberg.”
Hooper has cultivated a reputation as a fine-artist in established venues like the prestigious Fred Jones Jr. Art Museum and the Orange County Center for Contemporary Arts. As a fetish photographer, his work has been shown in exhibitions like “the Dirty Show” in Detroit and around the world in Brussels, Belgium, Utrecht, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, China and Bournemouth, England. His photos have been displayed alongside other erotic luminaries as Herb Ritts, Eric Kroll and Clive Barker. Hooper has work in the permanent collection of The Kinsey Institute based at Indiana University and has participated in two shows curated by the Kinsey Institute.
Dirk Hooper is the host and creator of “The Fetish Show” radio program, co-founder of alternative modeling site Toxic Goddess, and actively helps artists and writers with self-promotion and social networking.
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