“Heaven and Hell” | 18th January | TOM House

LOCATION

TOM OF FINLAND, Untitled (Detail from “On the Bus”), 1978, Pen and ink on paper, © 1978-2020 Tom of Finland Foundation

 

Curated by Seth Bogart and Jess Scott

Artists Seth Bogart and Jess Scott have collected a genre-spanning group of artists selected for their individual unlocking of eternal desires in Heaven and Hell. The exhibition will be on display throughout TOM House, where the gathered works will revel in Tom of Finland’s erotically charged spectrum of good and bad, positive and negative, the unearthly and the all-too carnal.

Scott and Bogart were inspired by a comic panel by Tom depicting two men boarding a metro train bound for “Hell – Heaven”. The destination was a twinning of oppo – pleasure and pain, camaraderie and isolation, truth and disguise, and a total disassembling of the binary itself.

Highlights of the exhibition include revered British artist Linder’s delicate photomontages, the iconic lesbian dreamworld of G.B. Jones, the skateboard-as-queer-totem from Jeffrey Cheung, the lush subterranean pornography of filmmaker Bruce LaBruce, and so many more stunning works to enthrall visitors in the home of Tom of Finland.

ARTISTS:
Linder, G.B. Jones, Tabboo!, Louis Fratino, Dean Sameshima, Patrick Staff, Bruce LaBruce, Matt Connors, Jeffrey Cheung, Martin Sorrondeguy, Frederick Weston, Heather Benjamin, Rafa Esparza, Brontez Purnell, Matt Lifson, Nickolaus Typaldos, Aimee Goguen, Radiguez, Kim Coleman.

Reception
6-9p
FACEBOOK EVENT

 

On view through 15th February by appointment.
Closing event 14th February 6-9p.

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Exploring the role of unlocking our desires through erotic art, Heaven and Hell is a group exhibition presented by Tom of Finland Foundation in Los Angeles.


OPENING NIGHT PHOTOS BY MIGUEL REYES

 

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His life and legacy

FACEBOOK EVENT

PIX FROM CELEBRATION 5TH JANUARY

 


Steve’s vision – Christopher Street West to be more inclusive by bringing in more of our alternative community.

STEVE AT TOM HOUSE

City Wide Celebration of Life of
Steve Ganzell
Sunday, 26th January, 11:30a to 2:30p
Great Hall, Plummer Park
West Hollywood

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Blurring the classifications of documentary, erotic portraiture, and pornography

Berlin-based filmmaker and photographer Matt Lambert has become known for his art house approach to erotic film. In his fast-paced style, he merges filth, fun, and sexual fantasy with a dynamism rarely seen in the porn production industry.

FILM SCREENING AND ZINE LAUNCH. FEATURING: SEAN FORD JOEY MILLS ANGEL RIVERA RIVER WILSON TANNOR REED. FACEBOOK INVITE.

 

Matt Lambert is continuing his exploration into the softer side of pornography with his new zine and film project with the iconic queer Tom of Finland and MEN.com, Pleasure Park. Set at the Echo Park TOM House, the zine offers a documentary look at a group of friends and adult performers, and features a performance by Taco Guillen and Latinix members of the East LA underground punk and drag party, Club Scum.

SHIPPING NOW. ZINE FEATURING PHOTOGRAPHY AND COLLAGES BY MATT LAMBERT CREATED AND PUBLISHED ON THE OCCASION OF TOM OF FINLAND X MEN.COM.  ILLUSTRATIONS BY STEFAN FÄHLER.  PHOTOGRAPHED AT TOM HOUSE, SEPTEMBER 5TH, 2019.  52 PAGES 8.75 X 6 INCHES FULL COLOR.  PUBLISHED IN 2019.

Something in between constructed and documented.

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