Speak4URse!f: JessGo's Sexy Art Illuminates House of Moments Gallery
Don’t let the ancient Buddhist doors fool you; the House of Moments Art Gallery is anything but out of date. The Societe Perrier team was there last Thursday night serving delicious Perrier Royal Framboise and Perrier Lemonade cocktails at the grand exhibit opening. To kick start the event, the new downtown venue teamed up with the quirky Jessica “JessGo” Gorlicky to create an eclectic atmosphere of pop art mixed with tribal flavour. The Societe Perrier team is thrilled to have supported this terrific event and congratulates Jessica for her fabulous artwork!
Jessica, who mingled with the crowd in a black dress and custom made pink and grey paint splattered pumps, came up with 70 new pieces for the event, including art sculptures and installations. The collection featured Jessica’s trademark style of bold colours and graphic prints. Some of the more racy pieces included red hot legs in stilettos and pantyhose, anonymous lips sucking on a lollipop, and a glittery pink thong hanging in between pink stilettos.
“All of my artwork is sensual and sexual; wear-your-heart-on-your-sleeve kind of stuff. It’s about women coming out and just being themselves,” Jessica explained.
The bold and graphic designs stood in stark contrast with the ancient, almost mystical atmosphere of the gallery. Dim lights softly lit up black brick inner walls, white ceilings and curtains. Wooden drums and percussion instruments were set up along the back of the gallery, next to neon pink and yellow mirrors. The show stopper, however, was definitely the ancient doors. These imported gems from monasteries and residences in Thailand, India, and the Middle East dominated the space and gave it a tribal, rustic quality. Each was hand made, with steel bolt detailing and engravings, and dated back to roughly the 1800s. To add to the ancient theme, Buddhist sculptures were placed sporadically throughout the space, each one in a praying stance.
While the mixed crowd mingled and took in Jessica’s artwork, servers clad in dark red corsets served wine and entrées. Models in tutus and red tulle fabric in their hair posed and looked straight ahead through red feathered eyelashes.
The theme of the event was all about being yourself and simply living for the moment. If you were there, marvelling at the strange and utterly hypnotizing mix of old meets new; you were able to do just that.