October 14 - December 18, 2016
Cut Ups: Queer Collage Practices
Cut-Ups: Queer Collage Practices brings together works by an intergenerational group of fifteen queer and feminist artists who each explore collage with diverse, erotically inclined tactics. The works in this show draw from print culture and pornography, dating from the era of gay and women's liberation to the present. While collage has typically been understood through the lens of modernism and the historical avant-garde or through postmodernism and pastiche, Cut-Ups does not call on these frameworks. Rather, this exhibition presents collages¬- whether discovered in the archives or coming out of contemporary art practices-that demonstrate pornographic inspirations and world-making ambitions.
Cut Ups: Queer Collage Practices was first exhibited in Los Angeles as Cock, Paper, Scissors (April 2 – July 10, 2016) organized by David Evans Frantz, Lucas Hilderbrand, and Kayleigh Perkov.
Generous support for this exhibition is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Additional support is provided by the City of West Hollywood through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission and the ONE Archives Foundation.
Opening Reception: October 14, 6 - 8 pm
October 8 - October 9, 2016
Dirty Little Drawings
Dirty Little Drawings provides first-time artists the opportunity to exhibit alongside established peers in an internationally recognized exhibition. Each artist has attended at least one of the weekly erotic drawing sessions of the Leslie-Lohman Studio. For the 7th show, the committee of Harvey Redding, Shungaboy, Robert W. Richards and Rob Hugh Rosen is pleased to present seventy artists. The three-day event will feature over 1000 drawings, each 5-1/2”x5-1/2” (14cm x 14cm) in size, each selling for $60. Buyers will take their purchases with them and new drawings will be added as works are sold. 100% of the proceeds go to the artists. For details and artist list visit: http://dirtylittledrawings.com
Opening Reception: October 7, 6-8 pm
October 22 - October 23, 2016
Mighty Tony and the Asstronauts
My work is a blend of gay erotica, reference to 19th century painting, and to the cheap animation of my youth. Using an adventure strip illustration style, I explore the objectification of the male body in various situations of distress. The work is a reflection of my own body image issues, fear of rejection, and other anxieties as a gay man mixed with eroticism and a frank in your face aggressiveness in subject matter.
Opening Reception: October 21, 6-8 pm
November 5 - November 6, 2016
In Bloom will explore expressions of modem masculine and gender non-conforming performativity through the traditional mediums of embroidery and patchwork. Levi both celebrates and challenges the association of "women's work" with thread based craft, creating meticulous sewn portraits of queer-identified subjects on the trans-gender-queer, and cis-gender spectrum. Using botanical motifs in work like her colorful "flower beards,” Levi playfully subverts traditional gender signifiers such as facial and body hair, and embraces multifaceted, shifting and emerging identities. Proposed for Spring 2016, to coincide with the burgeoning flowers and organic growth of the new spring season.
Opening Reception: November 4, 6-8 pm
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