Carol, I wanted to talk about how intrepid, deeply authentic, provocative and sometimes outrageously funny your work has been all these years and how daring and courageous you are in your personal expression. I just remembered your piece in “The Visible Vagina” show in 2010 titled Back into the Womb where you built a giant Vagina out of a play tent, with red satin, lace, velour, rubber, and you invited people to crawl in & try a pacifier.
I think back to when we met at lunch in 1994, when I was visiting UNC in Greensboro & having an exhibition at the Weatherspoon Museum. I found out that you had asked Ruth Beesch the Director, to be invited to that lunch in order to meet me, because I was one of those artists from Cindy Nemser’s book Art Talk; Interviews with Women Artists, from way back 20 years before who had identified all my head sculptures as self portraits and made you reflect on yourself “If she can do it, I can do it too”. It was like taking a dare & giving yourself permission to make your own revelatory imagery. It was a memorable lunch because you were so generous in describing your own artistic trajectory in the most open and profoundly honest way.
We won’t be posting today, because we’re busy making vegan vodka jello shots for our SPRNG BRK fundraiser party tonight. It’s going to be a Gala Gone Wild. Tomorrow, you might not remember how much fun you had, so make sure to pick up a souvenir from our Paddle8 auction.
The weather might suck today, but tomorrow, life’s a beach.
That’s right: the annual AFC fundraiser party SPRNG BRK is happening tomorrow, 6:00 p.m. at Otto’s Shrunken Head in the East Village. If you don’t have your tickets yet, act now, because they’re selling fast.
We’re going to party like it’s the MTV Beach House in 1999, with vegan jello shots, a “Best Man Boobs in the Art World” wet t-shirt contest (email us to enter for a free ticket!) hosted by Jaimie Warren, a limbo contest hosted by drag superstar Whitney Biennial and Monica Lopez de Victoria of the TM Sisters, and much, much more. We’re also honoring the decades-long career of feminist artist Carol Cole, screening a piece by Ryan Trecartin, and dancing all night to the musical stylings of international DJ Marcelo Cunning. That’s just the tip of the iceberg in our margarita. It will be a gala gone wild.
To get yourself psyched, check out our Paddle8 auction featuring pieces from artists such as William Powhida, Carlos Rigau, and more. And check out these Spring Break GIFs: