"Feather," Sharon Shapiro, Watercolor on Paper.
This blog is officially on a roll with the sex theme.
"Madonna Inn," Sharon Shapiro, Watercolor on Paper.
Went to Tanner Hill Gallery
had lemon meringue
saw the Sharon Shapiro show "California."
Paintings of 70's Playboy images
with some nice frantic stroking.
It's interesting how many artist make work on the subject of pornography. John Currin, Cecily Brown, Thomas Ruff, Larry Clark, just to name a few well-knowns.
But here's my beef, I am not convinced they are making work on the subject of pornography as much as they are just commandeering the imagery. Some artist are inspired by pornography, eager for their work to posses the same carnal energy. Some are perhaps trying to "elevate" it to a higher level through slightly abstracted replication.
Where are the artists actively engaging and challenging the mechanism of pornography itself? That work I haven't seen yet although Jeff Koons was on the right track when he pointed out the very thin veil between high art and high poon.
Changing tracks only slightly. It's John Q at Outwrite.
Andy, Joey, Wesley curated an issue of JOSH and had a launch party.
I spent too much time talking and they sold out before I could buy one. Story of my life.
It's Trevor! He knows how to smooth talk a bartender.
and he's got a new cute pup!
Also happening the same night and at the same time at Charis, poet Eileen Myles gave a reading to raise money for the Atlanta Queer Literary Festival. Since I missed it you'll have to settle for a poem instead of a picture.
by Eileen Myles