On a Friday night inside Sin City Gallery, artist Marshall Bradford is tying up his guests with rope, simultaneously adorning and binding them.
The demonstrations of Japanese bondage are part of the exhibit Desert Bound, featuring Bradford’s erotic photography, which captures mostly female nudes against solid backgrounds, bound and tattooed, some of them theatrical. The work melds Bradford’s interests in bondage and photography—capturing an intimacy in the acts of dominance and submissiveness through portraits designed to be sensual and beautiful.
The body becomes both the canvas and the art with patterns across it formed by the knots and measured placement of the ropes, a celebration of Kinbaku.
Desert Bound Through March 22, Wednesday-Saturday, 1-7 p.m. Sin City Gallery, 107 E. Charleston Boulevard #100, 702-608-2461.