Monday, January 5, 2009

Dirty Show, RuPaul, and a Biblical Gay Voyage

2009 is kicking off with a boatload of exciting opportunities already!

One of my Cheesecake Boys will be showing off his goods in Detroit next month. My painting “Room with a View” was accepted into the “Dirty Show 10th Anniversary Exhibition” which opens in February. Judging from what I’ve seen online, this promises to be quite an extravagant event. Check out all the sordid details online: www.dirtyshow.org.

Meanwhile, I’ve been putting in some extra studio time to crank out a contribution to the upcoming exhibit “RuPaul’s Drag Show” which opens on January 15 (yikes!) at the World of Wonder Gallery in LA. My piece, titled “The Cher Within,” depicts a young man striking a dramatic pose in front of a full-length mirror, with the reflection of a certain diva gazing back at him. A table full of wigs, makeup, and other essential drag accoutrements hints at the transformation about to occur. The painting should be finished within a few days, so check back soon to see it in all it’s glittery glory. The exhibit will feature over 100 paintings and photographs selected by curator RuPaul, all celebrating the act of drag and gender ambiguity. The opening gala on January 15th begins at 8pm and will feature live performances by contestants on RuPaul’s new reality show. Find out more at www.worldofwonder.net.

And lastly, I am super-excited to be participating in an upcoming show at Gallery Arcane called “Sweet & Low: Optimism in a Pessimistic Age.” I’m not going to give away all the details of my painting just yet, but the title is “Noah’s Gay Wedding Cruise.” “Sweet & Low” opens on February 13 at Gallery Arcane in San Francisco. I’ll share more details soon...

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