Til Death Do You Part - Marry Yourself!

by L. Gabrielle Penabaz ­ – Encouraging Priestess

chashama 266
266 West 37th Street
(between 7th and 8th Ave.)
New York, NY

April 12 - 15, 2012
Opening Reception:
Thursday, April 12, 8pm - midnight

Gallery Hours:
April 12 - 13, 8pm - midnight
April 14 - 15, 1pm - 6pm

Til Death Do You Part ­– Marry Yourself! is an experiential installation and performance piece which offers individuals the unique opportunity to get married – to themselves! Caricaturing the cliché, quickie Las Vegas wedding ­– complete with chapel, costuming, rings, alternative bouquets, multiple choice vows, and a wedding photo. Host-guides fuss of the participant on their big day as the Encouraging Priestess personally presides over the ceremony.

So what happens when you turn to the mirror and repeat those vows into your eyes? Are the vows for real? It is up to you to decide. Guests and attendees celebrate as you emerge, freshly married and ready to get out there and plan your honeymoon!

Artist's Bio:
L. Gabrielle Penabaz is an international multi-media artist who entwines candy-coated subversion with video, music and live performances. Her critically acclaimed comedy-documentary, Sex Crimes Cabaret, combines her films and a live cast to lampoon historical laws against consensual desire.

For more information visit www.encouragingpriestess.com

This exhibition was made possible in part thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

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