August 23 to September 23, 2012
This art exhibition contains mature themes and subject matter, including nudity. Viewer and Parental discretion are advised.
Solo exhibition by Sharon VanStarkenburg
Meet the Artist Sunday August 26, 1 - 4 pm
Exhibtion runs from August 23 to September 23, 2012.
Gallery Hours: noon - 5pm, Thursday to Sunday.
Apis Regina (Queen Bee) is a series of mixed media paintings utilizing images of Queen Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen, imagined as the Queen Bee.
She is stoically posed, often brandishing a beard of bees, allowing the swarms to alight on her flesh.
She is at once vulnerable to the penetration of their stingers and yet, like the carnivale performers who summon bees unto their bodies, she is powerful in her daring and skill.
Her sexuality is also teetering on a fine line between exposure and exhibition.