“The Body Is The Instrument” | Through 31st May | Online and TOM House

“Coming together with Evan Goldstein, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, was a natural fit as his focus at Bespoke Surgical is not only the intersection of sex and science, but also treating the ass as a work of art.” –Stuart Sandford, Curator

The exhibition focuses on the interconnection between art, sex, and science, and presents a group of emerging, established, and influential Queer artists working with the male form across multiple disciplines, including photography, sculpture, painting, moving image, and collage:

(in alphabetical order)
Mark Beard
Adam Chuck
Gabe Cortese
Rubén Esparza
Gio Black Peter
Simon Haas
Brandon Herman
Florian Hetz
David Hockney
Terence Koh
Matt Lambert
Tom of Finland
Jwan Yosef

Benefiting
Tom of Finland Foundation

On view through 31st  May at TOM House by appointment.

ONLINE AUCTION THROUGH 31ST MAY

 

 

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“Camp: Notes on Fashion” | 9th May | NYC

 

 

 

 

TOM OF FINLAND, Untitled, 1947, Gouache on paper, 11.38″ x 8.13″, Tom of Finland Foundation permanent collection

Through more than 250 objects dating from the seventeenth century to the present, The Costume Institute’s spring 2019 exhibition explores the origins of camp’s exuberant aesthetic. Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay “Notes on ‘Camp'” provides the framework for the exhibition, which examines how the elements of irony, humor, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, and exaggeration are expressed in fashion.

“Camp is a holiday for consenting adults.” —Philip Core, 1984

On view through 8th September 2019

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The Interconnection of Art, Sex and Science

ADAM CHUCK, Man in the Sun, 2018, Oil paint on reflective Mylar mounted to BFK, 4 x 5 in, Unique

Mr. Stuart Sandford, in conjunction with Dr. Evan Goldstein of Bespoke Surgical, is pleased to announce a benefit exhibition at TOM House in Los Angeles titled The Body Is The Instrument, from May 8-31, 2019, and online via Paddle8.

Curated by Stuart Sandford, The Body Is The Instrument focuses on the interconnection between art, sex, and science, and presents a group of emerging, established, and influential queer artists working with the male form across multiple disciplines, including photography, sculpture, painting, moving image, and collage.

The exhibition opening reception coincides with the birthday of Tom of Finland (born Touko Laaksonen), whose libidinal foresight impacted gay culture around the world and transcended pornography to become fine art. Coming together with Evan Goldstein was a natural fit as his focus at Bespoke Surgical is not only the intersection of sex and science, but also treating the ass as a work of art.

The exhibition will benefit Tom of Finland Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) Educational Archive.

Participating artists (in alphabetical order): Mark Beard, Adam Chuck, Gabe Cortese, Rubén Esparza, Gio Black Peter, Simon Haas, Brandon Herman, Florian Hetz, David Hockney, Terence Koh, Matt Lambert, Tom of Finland, Jwan Yosef.

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SEE 25 EXAMPLES FROM THE EXHIBITION

ORIGINAL ARTICLE BY CHRISTOPHER HARRITY

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