Monday, August 31, 2009

A Sobering Affect at Electric Works



My friend Kimo and I decided to slip out of the Asian Art Museum's swordfighting party and walk down Eighth Street a couple of blocks to Electric Works, which is possibly the coolest art gallery and printing shop in San Francisco.



There was an opening party Thursday evening for a two-week exhibit of photography...



...by Brandon Norris, who is known for his weekly photo sessions in the back of a Castro Street bar.



The photographs in this show seemed to be all about serious youthful narcissism...



...and the experience was enhanced by a performance piece by pretty young people...



...who posed in their tighty whities in the front window of the gallery...



...and various spaces within the large print shop.



The photos struck me as innocuous softcore porn...



...but the mostly gay party was quite fun.

3 comments:

Axel Feldheim said...

Boy, you do get invited to the interesting parties! My take on this show, without having seen it, is that it cultivates the values of youth, physical beauty & promiscuity, common ideals in the gay community that I do not feel well-served by. But sex sells. I will check this out soon before it goes away.

sfmike said...

Dear Axel: You don't feel well-served by youth, beauty and promiscuity? I certainly did when I was young, beautiful and promiscuous, which is why I'm glad I got it out of my system. In any case, I no longer feel the need to be part of that particular niche in the gay community, which is something of a relief.

Axel Feldheim said...

gee, maybe i am just being bitter because i never counted myself among the young, beautiful & promiscuous. ah, i see i should never have given up my dream of being a porn star. anyway, i will ponder this when i see the show.