GEAR Night and Fundraiser for G.L.E.H. – 17th May – LA

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G.L.E.H. (Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing) is a 104 unit building located in Hollywood that’s mission is to improve the life experience of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender seniors by developing affordable housing. ( www.gleh.org ) My goal is to help them purchase a new email/computer station for their over 110 current residents. 

Please join me for a fundraiser with Door Prizes ($5 suggested donation), Silent Auction with artwork and Boots-to-Balls Raffle as we raise monies to purchase a new computer area for the residents.  -EAGLE LA MR. LEATHER 2013

“American Noir: Into a Dark Past” – Online gallery

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RICHARD SAWDON SMITH, Listening to Myself: Closed, 2002,
C-type print, 24″ x 20″

As I looked at the works I’d chosen, it was obvious that one distinct part of my sensibility had come into play—a part I’ll call American noir. I borrow this term from film—as in film noir–of course, which refers to a genre of hardboiled American crime dramas of the 1940s and 50s shot in a German Expressionist-derived style of black-and-white cinematography. (Key examples include the films adapted from Raymond Chandler’s novels such as The Big Sleep, Farewell My Lovely and The Long Goodbeye.) They are simultaneously—and paradoxically—highly subjective but emotionally removed. Typically described as “stylized (melo)dramas that emphasize cynical attitudes and sexual motivations,” they are above all else—and this is unusual in visual art—highly narrative.

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