Last week I spent most of a day in the San Pedro Art Association gallery helping hang the Spring show and sprucing up the space. I have a couple pieces from Entropic Convergence in the show, so it was at least in some sense for my own damned good. When it started to rain, and we were closing up the gallery for the evening, I was starting to change my mind about going to the event I had planned to attend that evening.
Eventually I went after all, and it turns out that I booked a show in August 2014 for a set of photos challenging the notions of what is acceptable for "polite conversation" or entertainment. This is a group that will all be presented in shadow box type displays with viewer editing possibilities. An example was shown at the 2013 "What a Pair" fund raising show for the Los Angeles Harbor Soroptomists as seen here:
The idea is to allow, or really bait, viewers to find something offensive in the image and cover it with the movable obscure glass at the front of the shadow box. The show will be up for about 4 weeks, and we plan to have weekly events with guest artists and other attractions. So it was good that I went.
Now, however, I have a lot of work to do to prepare. Some of the imagery is yet to be completed, and we agreed that there will be an event each weekend to amp up the show. So, I'm looking for models, entertainers, and co-exhibitors. I've already met with one potential co-exhibitor, but would like to work with other painters, sculptors, performance artists, musicians and so on. Moreover, I want to include at least one male nude in the show that I don't have yet, and at least one nude elder. I also need smokers, and others we are not used to seeing on TV, movies, or billboards to complete the imagery. If you are, or know some of these people, please contact me by email and let me know where you think our interests intersect.