Known Pleasures


Last month’s exhibit at W&TW, Unknown Pleasures, featured the enigmatic sculptural work of Katy Heinlein.

Maybe it was the title of the show, or maybe people were titillated by the jolts of pink fabric skimming some of the pieces…

…or maybe it was the suggestive shapes poking up through the fabric. But public curiosity was piqued! Everybody was all, “What’s under that cloth?”

Obviously, we couldn’t let everybody peek under the cloth while the exhibit was still up. But we don’t want to leave anybody lying awake at night wondering what was hiding under there. So, just between us friends, here’s the big reveal from the breakdown of the show:


And there you have it–in the expert hands of Katy Heinlein, the humblest of dowels are magically transformed into sexy mystery shapes. Do check out more pictures from the exhibition at our Flickr page!

Images courtesy of Neesha Thakkar.

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Known for its pioneering spirit, embrace of artistic innovation, and commitment to Texas audiences and artists, Women & Their Work Art Space is a one of a kind statewide non-profit organization. Voted “Best Gallery” numerous times in the Austin Chronicle Readers Poll, Women & Their Work Gallery showcases exhibitions of contemporary art throughout the year and presents performances, readings, film screenings and educational outreach programs.
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3 Responses to Known Pleasures

  1. anniey says:

    “sexy mystery shapes” is right! i love the blue edge in the third sculpture, makes me think more of an islands topography but the pink is sexy…
    read that ya’ll are being considered for the ’09 Biennial ! congrats/ hope ya’ll get it!

  2. We finally uploaded the interview we did with Katy on our blog: http://losoutsiders.wordpress.com/

    We love input!

  3. Pingback: Los Outsiders Interview Katy Heinlein « Sister Space

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