The paintings and embroidery above is by Emma Rose Laughlin - one of the dozen artists we are thrilled to be exhibiting in CSC’s Doing Your Dirty Work.

Through constructing cute (see the My Pretty Pony dildo motif), very femme artworks, Emma Rose “juxtapos[es] sexually charged subject matter with tender and sentimental means of execution, she hopes to create a conversation that can shed light on some unresolved issues in the portrayal of sexually empowered women in today’s society.” (from her bio. I want to hear more about that though. Hurray for art openings!)

We’ll  be showing a few of her embroidered pieces in DYDW3. You know, that delicate craft for ladies (or so the stereotype goes) —embroidery —that contain portraits of Emma Rose’s favorite porn stars adorned with pearls (hell-oo Money $hots). Tributes? A compliment? Fan art? What else? Come see for yourself:

CSC - 1349 Mission Street, SF
Doing Your Dirty Work 3: Deeper, Closer

August 1 – September 21, 2014

Opening Reception: Friday August 1, 7-10 pm

Closing Reception: Folsom Fair Sunday September 21, 4-7 pm

blastedheath:

Billy Sullivan (American, b. 1946), The World. Oil and ink on silk, 28 x 27.75 in.

blastedheath:

Billy Sullivan (American, b. 1946), The World. Oil and ink on silk, 28 x 27.75 in.

lookporn:

Sheet by Faber Franco on Flickr.

lookporn:

Sheet by Faber Franco on Flickr.

Source: lookporn

theleoisallinthemind:

Henri Matisse, Nu Bleu II, 1952

theleoisallinthemind:

Henri Matisse, Nu Bleu II, 1952

Source: theleoisallinthemind

boyirl:

body/head

boyirl:

body/head

Source: boyirl

DYDW3 - closer, deeper, artist - Anna Zusman

The first image is one of 4 pieces by Zusman included in the upcoming show at Center for Sex and Culture. These mixed media drawings soon to at our gallery, are all from the same series exploring “the influence of media on our sex lives.” I love that she is depicting porn makers and people-machine-hybrids featuring today’s tech gadgets with a classical art sensibility.

Looking at some of the earlier work on her website I am especially enamored with her series of mermaid drawings and her way of taking contemporary life and depicting it with (a slightly morbid sense of) humor and a wink to many artists (who go back further than last week at some contemporary museum) who share a love of allegories and breathtaking craftsmanship.

Doing Your Dirty Work 3 - Closer, Deeper opens on Friday, August 1st from 7-10 pm

along with Anna Zusman, it’ll feature art by Bay Area locals Cricket, crissy bell snail, Emma Laughlin, Felicita Norris, gregory farrar scott, James Courtney, Jon Macy, Shayna Why, Shilo McCabe, Tyler Cohen, Win Mixter with Alex Fialho.

ziblie:

How to relieve menstrual cramps using pressure points.
I learned this method about a year ago and my life has been indescribably better since, so I decided I would share. :) (Edited to add: Infographic is all my work!)
SECOND EDIT, 1/13/2014: The information about caffeine might have been mistaken, so just in case, I’ve taken it out and replaced it with some pain killer specifics (thanks to pharmacology student onepieceawesomeness in the notes for that)! New image has been uploaded!

ziblie:

How to relieve menstrual cramps using pressure points.

I learned this method about a year ago and my life has been indescribably better since, so I decided I would share. :) (Edited to add: Infographic is all my work!)

SECOND EDIT, 1/13/2014: The information about caffeine might have been mistaken, so just in case, I’ve taken it out and replaced it with some pain killer specifics (thanks to pharmacology student onepieceawesomeness in the notes for that)! New image has been uploaded!

marilynroxie:

Just when we thought we had the first figured out! @centersexculture

marilynroxie:

Just when we thought we had the first figured out! @centersexculture

rvsa:

cmon guys lets go to the  b e a  c  h 

marisachafetz:

Olivia Bee and Andrew Lyman for Yen magazine part 2 by Marisa Chafetz

Doing Your Dirty Work 3 - closer, deeper

Time to mark your calendars for our next big art show. Here’s a taste of the goodies!

(drawing by Anna Zusman)

CSC - 1349 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA
August 1 – September 21, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday August 1, 7-10 pm
Closing Reception: Folsom Fair Sunday September 21, 4-7 pm

Doing Your Dirty Work 3: Deeper, Closer focuses on work by Bay Area visual artists addressing themes of themes of sexuality, sexual identity, and gender identity in their art. Curated and juried by Jenn Moreno and Dorian Katz, artists were told “please do not censor yourself. Nothing is too perverse!”

(photo by Shilo McCabe)

Doing Your Dirty Work is CSC’s annual group show of contemporary artists. This year’s show, as the title suggests, stays Closer, limiting submissions to Bay Area artists, and goes Deeper, presenting more work by each artist. By limiting the show to a dozen artists, rather than the usual few dozens, we hope to better allow the viewer to get to know each of these brilliant and perverse contributors to sexual culture making. Work ranges from embroidered doilies of porn star Sasha Grey’s face mid money-shot, collages of gay porn and auction house antiques woven together, digital prints of beloved artists lost to the AIDS Crisis in both San Francisco and New York, and racy yet old-fashioned pencil drawings of human-machine hybrids caught ‘in flagrante delicto.’

Join us at the reception to take a deeper, closer look at artworks by: Anna Zusman, Cricket, crissy bell snail, Emma Laughlin, Felicita Norris, gregory farrar scott, James Courtney, Jon Macy, Shayna Why, Shilo McCabe, Tyler Cohen, Win Mixter with Alex Fialho.

(painting by Felicita Norris)

melissa:

"What does it mean that at the same moment queer and trans people of color are being criminalized for having condoms, a pharmaceutical prevention method is the “hottest” debate among urban white gay and queer men?" (Central to PrEP conversations should be its impact on people living with HIV — Visual AIDS; photo: “Bondage”, 2001, Max Greenberg)

melissa:

"What does it mean that at the same moment queer and trans people of color are being criminalized for having condoms, a pharmaceutical prevention method is the “hottest” debate among urban white gay and queer men?" (Central to PrEP conversations should be its impact on people living with HIV — Visual AIDS; photo: “Bondage”, 2001, Max Greenberg)

Perhaps if being single were an acceptable, even valued, lifestyle, partnerships might develop more out of choice and less out of necessity or a desperate grab for salvation.

- Easton and Hardy (via cecropia)

melissa:

Collaboration by MODERNWOMEN with the writer and scholar Mimi Thi Nguyen, for the Sylvia Rivera Law Project

melissa:

Collaboration by MODERNWOMEN with the writer and scholar Mimi Thi Nguyen, for the Sylvia Rivera Law Project

A little kitty told me that it is International Zine Library Day on Monday. If I know anything, it’s that CSC has one of the sexiest zine libraries (that is public access) tended to by some of the raunchiest library sluts you have ever seen in one place. Come visit us between 11 and 4 on Monday July 21 — International Zine Library Day!Puckered butts and lubed up fistsMiss Ian Librarian

A little kitty told me that it is International Zine Library Day on Monday. If I know anything, it’s that CSC has one of the sexiest zine libraries (that is public access) tended to by some of the raunchiest library sluts you have ever seen in one place.

Come visit us between 11 and 4 on Monday July 21 — International Zine Library Day!

Puckered butts and lubed up fists
Miss Ian Librarian

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