Jay R. Lawton: PROJECT 50
Friends and organizers Thomas Trafelet, Peter Ayala and Dave Alexson with Jay’s photographs of them.
Jay’s PROJECT 50 challenges stereotypes of what life over 50 means for the Gay community. Before his work could be shown, Jay passed away last year. In his memory, friends and community members have raised the funds to complete his final work. This exhibition is of fifty photographs printed on metal, as was envisioned by Jay.
Traditionally relegated to sexual invisibility by the age of fifty, the men in the work defy cultural expectations by presenting themselves as self-possessed, confident, and very sexual beings. Survivors of the worst years of the AIDS plague, these men are role models for younger generations of gay men, illuminating pathways to self-fulfilled maturity and comradery.
Thank you to Jay Jorgensen for this perfect picture above of Jay doing what he loved. And what we loved him for.
Refreshments and Light Fare
Hosted by LA Leather Coalition and Eagle LA
Erotic City is a place where being overwhelmed is a good thing, where the taboo is commonplace, and where the atmosphere is sensual. Come explore your fantasies and satisfy your curiosity. Interact with experienced players who delight in sharing their skills and knowledge in fun and playful interactions.
TOM OF FINLAND (Detail), © 1980 Tom of Finland Foundation
Enjoy the Displays of Erotic Art
E. SALVADOR HERNANDEZ
Life Drawing with
MIGUEL ANGEL REYES
JAY LAWTON (Detail), © JayPG Photography
See Project 50 Photography Exhibit
Preview Queer Biennali
Vendors who specialize in more adult items will be selling in this over-18 section of the Festival. Both those who are curious about this part of the TLGBT community and those who identify with the Leather scene will enjoy 2014’s Erotic City.
Saturday, Noon – Midnight
Sunday, 11:00a – 11:00p
West Hollywood Park
Filmmaker Waide Aaron Riddle
has thoughtfully gifted these photographs to
Tom of Finland Foundation.
A beautiful remembrance of Jay’s talent.
If you are in Los Angeles you can see a screening of
on 17th August at Oil Can Harry’s
in the upstairs lounge at 8:30p.