An independent, quarterly art publication made in South Los Angeles. SOVO// [ Issue 4 ] titled “Sex” is now available for pre-order, and will also be available for pick up and purchase at its release event.
SOVO// will share the results from their experience working with TOM House for the first time, alongside selected topics contingent with the exploratory, sex-positive ethos of Tom of Finland Foundation.
SOVO// is honored to present the results of their close encounter with the artistic dichotomy of TOM House. Erotica does not always imply intimacy, but SOVO// was thrilled to have had such personable contact with owner and cofounder, Durk Dehner, his staff and his extended family of artists. The access granted to SOVO// photographer Viktoria Raykova to the Foundation’s extensive archive, informed her process in recreating a selection of iconic Tom of Finland illustrations on 120 film. This challenge has been approached by many, but few have captured the spirit, humor, and playful beauty we are proud to channel through curator Mark Ransdell-Bellenger, resident artist Jordan Michael Green and model Michael Issa.
Saturday, Noon – 9p
Beer, wine, water, and delightful conversation will be provided.
18+ Only | Free Entry with RSVP
Exhibiting the film images of contributing photographers Milana Burdette, Ashley Guo, Adam Patrick Daniel Hutsell, Niko Sonnberger and Viktoria ‘Buku’ Raykova. And of course, there are some surprises planned including the unveiling of a 9×12 ft. Damian Gomes painting and two video projections shot on Super 8 and 16mm.
This issue thoughtfully addresses topics in sexuality and gender identity and presents sex as yet another pathway to self awareness. We have come to understand that there is no stringent “correct” blueprint to navigate sexual experience or bodily relationships. We aren’t here to present ourselves as experts or know-it-alls, but to take you by the hand and introduce you to a variety of selected topics that interested us the most. [ Issue 4 ] touches on the non-binary post-gender era, asexuality, aphrodisiacs, celibacy, fetish psychology, sex work, sex magic, the adult toy industry, the Native American Two Spirit identity, trust in long-term BDSM relationships and includes an editorial feature on legendary sex-positive feminist Betty Dodson and Grammy-award winning fine art photographer Nedda Afsari.
Only 500 SOVO// collectors will have the chance to own this limited edition art publication. From 24th March, this issue will only be available for purchase online and at the TOM House gift shop for the retail cost of $150.