THE FACTORY GIRLS
By Michael Schratter, 24 HR Newspaper – Vancouver – Feb 27th, 2012
Prolific and sometimes-controversial Vancouver artist Pamela Masik threw the hot-ticket party of the weekend.
On Saturday night, Masik Studio’s impressive 14,000 square-foot space was transformed into an evening of film, music and live art performances one last time before the building’s slated demolition.
While guests mingled and flirted in their 60’s-themed garb, female gymnasts suspended from the ceiling twirled their lithe bodies in long black ribbons and shimmy steel hula-hoops, and impossibly cute blonde-wigged go-go girls showed off their stamina and snappy choreography.
Later in the night, a live art display had big bouncers cordon off a wide arc as Masik and another dancer in a latex body suite writhed around in copious amounts of white paint then slid and swirled in violent passion on a black canvas wall.
Masik opens her new studio — Masik: The Factory — later in March. If art and history repeat themselves, it promises to be another place of bold artistic vision.