You may know Sasha van Bon Bon as the author of Eye Weekly‘s sex advice column, “Love Bites,” or maybe you’ve seen her perform with burlesque troupe The Scandelles. This Thursday, Sasha reveals yet another talent, as “The Continental Pasty,” an exhibition of her handmade pasties, goes on display at Paul Petro Multiples + Small Works (962 Queen Street West).
Pasties were invented by resourceful burlesque dancers as a way of getting around obscenity laws that made the baring of nipples illegal. In the show’s write-up, Sasha notes, “I love that women found an even more lurid way of displaying their wares and I adore artifice born of oppression, oppression being so congenital to fetish.”
The show runs February 1-15. The opening reception, on February 1, starts at 7:00, with a performance at 8:00. If you’ve ever wondered how to get the tassels to twirl in opposite directions, this might be a good opportunity to find out.
Photos of Sasha’s pasties from the Scandelles’ website.