7.02.2018

Boston Elements




























































































"I’m that lint covered starburst that shed its wrapper in your pockets under all the pressure." -Boston
"Boston" is a queer artist hailing from the Midwest (b. Indiana,1987), currently residing in Santa Barbara. Frustrated by the shame surrounding natural sexuality, he seeks to familiarize the world with passion's innocence. Inspired by the artful depiction of the male form & a playful take on modern romance. Using a fusion of new words, borrowed images, and old school technology, Boston hopes to use “low” culture production to elevate marginalized voices. Utilizing ultra glam aesthetics, he explores themes of masculinity in excess and objectification in extreme.



4.12.2018

Gail Thacker








Mark Morrisroe in Bed, 1989




















































































Photo: Self portrait 1995. Photography Gail Thacker.



“I am not a photographer,” Gail Thacker insists. “I am a painter who discovered a medium that has a soul with painterly effects.” Her love affair with the camera took off in 1989 when a dear friend, the photographer and performance artist Mark Morrisroe, gifted her with a box of Polaroid 665 Positive/Negative film. It was three years after he had been diagnosed with AIDS, and he was able to see some of Thacker’s early Polaroids before he passed away later that same year. He was thirty years old.
Thacker’s unusual process began when she left some of her un-rinsed Polaroids wrapped in plastic. The chemicals distorted the images, and they reconfigured themselves. Suddenly, apparitions, specters, ghosts, black holes, and constellations appeared over the surface of people’s faces and bodies. She followed a similar routine for decades, storing the film under her mattress, in closets, all over the place–sometimes for years before printing. As the art historian Jonathan David Katz puts it, her pictures were allowed to “age and cook in their own chemicals.”





3.31.2018

Erin M Riley
















































































"Erin M Riley (1985) es una artista norteamericana que vive y trabaja en Brooklyn, NY y que se ha hecho famosa, entre otras cosas, por compartir en Internet sus retratos y otros que se apropia de imágenes publicadas en los medios sociales, todos ellos tejidos en un telar y en los que plasma momentos íntimos y privados. Riley también pone el foco de su trabajo en las mujeres y en temas relacionados con el sexo, las armas, las drogas y en algunos casos, con la violencia, ya que ningún tema es tabú para ser recreado en su telar. Sus trabajos están realizados en tapices de lana teñida y tejidos a mano."






3.30.2018

Joe Dallesandro and the Art History by Little Joe Blog





"Little Joe Nighthawks"







"Little Joe Mapplethorpe"







"Little Joe en el lecho junto a su mujer Martha Washington"








"Little Joe almorzando en el rascacielos"
"Lunch at top of a skyscraper"







"Little Joe comiendo con Renoir y aburrida como una ostra"







"Little Joe en Vietnam"








"Hable con él"
"Persono"