RACHEL RAMPLEMAN and NVISION are seeking 25+ models, age 21 years and up, for a special event, REBEL REVEL, Saturday, June 8th, 2019, 8pm-12am, at the Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center. This event will be free and open to the public.
REBEL REVEL is a one-night-only festival celebrating those who truly and boldly push the limits of gender expression, combining combining drag, burlesque, avant-garde fashions, and radical makeup, with subversive and often political performances. Inspired by Rampleman’s solo exhibition “Oh! You Pretty Things,” serving as backdrop, featuring vivid video explorations of identity, and set amongst a dazzlingly tall Mylar curtain backdrop, suspended disco ball, and accent stage lighting, the performing artists and models will activate the Weston’s voluminous street level gallery space with their visually stunning creativity, featuring:
- A drag extravaganza including performances by ODD Presents, the new Cincinnati-based alternative drag haus committed to presenting queer-centric entertainment in all its forms
- Draglesque by nationally renowned and legendary local male illusionist Alexander Cameron
- Burlesque by Ginger LeSnapps—head mistress of the Award-winning Cin City Burlesque and winner of RAW Artists Cincinnati Performing Artist of the Year; and more Burlesque by Cincinnati’s brand new Smoke & Queers—a queer coed amateur burlesque troupe that encourages all expressions of self, gender, identity, and sexuality
- Runway shows with gender bending looks from Northside’s NVISION and NYC’s LACTIC Incorporated
- The premiere of the latest fantastical art-couture stylings by costume and wig designer Stacey Vest of Sweet Hayseed’s Wearable Wonders
-> Rachel Rampleman and NVISION are seeking 25+ volunteer models of a variety of body types/sizes, to activate a special collection of garments from NVISION and LACTIC Inc., to be featured on the runway. Preference will be given to LGBTQIA persons.
-> Models must be able to commit to the majority of the day of the event, Saturday, June 8th, 2019, to be outfitted and glamorized on-site, as well as be available for a couple of fittings at NVISION, within the weeks prior to the event.
-> Models will be individually photographed by Rachel Rampleman, and will receive a full-color portrait print as thank you, in addition to free drink tickets and refreshments, as well as feted throughout the day of the event.
-> FOR THOSE INTERESTED TO MODEL, please email [email protected], by Friday, April 19th, and include your name, preferred pronouns, phone number, and a full-body photo of yourself in more fitted clothing and/or rough sizing/measurements (chest/waist/hips circumference), so we can select the best pairings of models to garments in advance of initial fittings.
FOR MORE INFORMATION about Rachel Rampleman’s exhibition “Oh! You Pretty Things,” which opens to the public with a reception at the Weston Art Gallery, Friday, April 19th, 2019, 6pm-9pm, CLICK HERE.
“Cincinnati native and Brooklyn-based multimedia artist Rachel Rampleman presents a survey of her documentary and experimental video work featuring single and multi-channel installations from the last decade. Best known for her bodies of work that explore subjects such as gender, artifice, and spectacle, Rampleman showcases exuberantly bold and irrepressible female/femme-identifying personalities who revel in challenging common clichés associated with masculinity and femininity.”
SEE THE EXHIBITION POSTER HERE.
SEE MORE OF RACHEL’S WORK HERE.
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PLEASE NOTE NVISION WILL BE CLOSED EASTER SUNDAY 4/21/19
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Ct.King is a Cincinnati transplant artist with roots in the Boston Graffiti scene, and a Bachelors degree in photography from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Following his move to Cincinnati in 2002, King started actively showing artwork here in 2006 within the DIY art gallery scene. King’s common thread throughout his work can be described as “whimsically creepy with undertones of an underground urban landscape” or as King calls it “Ct Carnivaland.” King enjoys building and deconstructing with a hint of mistake-ism, where blind flow helps create his work.
For the last year Ct.King has been developing two different series of works, one with deconstruction, and the other with reconstruction. Within the two series, King strings together female heroes, with faces of calm and solitude, and some strange and dominating. In the Lost Women deconstruction series, King’s laborious process and layering offers hauntingly beautiful results. In King’s Femmes Fatales reconstruction series, King depicts spies and assassins that infiltrate and dominate within the creepy landscape of “Ct Carnivaland.” Although there is a clear contrast of emotion between the two series, they are linked by Ct’s signature rendering of atmosphere.
SEE MORE of Ct’s work on Instagram HERE.
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