When we think of strip clubs, going there to see an art exhibition doesn’t usually come to mind. However, a local artist from Glasgow is hosting just that, showcasing her colourful paintings of dancers, the human experience and the divinity within everyone. The Divine Art Experience exhibition takes art lovers on a unique journey, inviting empathy and non-judgement no matter what profession a person chooses for themselves.
Karis Yves Knight, also known as KYK, is a Glasgow-based artist who, through her art, aims to “bring a little more good to this world”. Exploring human nature and our complexity as individuals with a background in occupational therapy, KYK focuses on “redefining our strength as humans”, as stated on the artist’s website.
The Divine Art Experience exhibition will be taking place in Seventh Heaven Lap Dancing Club (what a name!) in Elmbank Gardens on September 30. Starting at 4pm, the exhibition will also offer free drinks for everyone to enjoy, and all the art pieces are available for purchase. What is more, guests will be able to immerse themselves in live performances, entertainment, a raffle and an auction, as well as some surprises during the day.
The event organiser states: “The Divine Collection encourages visitors to recognize that everyone has a story and is striving to navigate life to the best of their abilities. It highlights the transformative power of activities like pole dancing, which allows individuals to tap into their divinity through the state of flow. Just as I personally access my own flow state through art, these talented performers find their connection to the divine through their expressive movements.”
What is more, visitors can also apply to get a portrait of themselves painted through KYK’s website, and 12 lucky people will be chosen to allow for plenty of time for the artist to paint them over the course of a year.
Tickets are £22.38, and you can book them here.