Tuesday, August 28, 2007

This Ain't Yo Mama's Golden Girls

Once again, Mr. Furious has directed my attention to a train wreck of imagery.

This time, the culprit is a gallery opening in California entitled Golden Gals Gone Wild and boasts the down right nastiest senior citizens. Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, and even Sophia bear all in this art exhibit curated by Lenora Claire who is "... a Los Angeles based writer, glamour girl, performance artist-glass eater, and event producer". Well it's good to know I have all these criteria to meet before curating my own show. Now to find a theme that can outshine our favorite ladies over 50 flapping in the wind.

And where did Lenora get the idea for this unusual show? From purchasing a now infamous painting of Bea Arthur by Chris Zimmerman from eBay for only $110.

Numerous artists joined Lenora in her cause, including Angus Oblong (of The Oblongs fame), Ed Mironiuk, Jason Merciers, Jim Winters, and Zackary Drucker. Chris Zimmerman even added a new painting of Bea.

Opening night on August 11th, 2007, included men and women with Golden Girl puppet heads made by Mad Puppeteer. The show runs through September 7th with a closing party.

More information can be found here, along with a great interview with Lenora Claire:

What will be next? I'm hoping for an erotic gallery show involving Della Reese.

Zackary Drucker VK7 1 Rue by Sam Woolley

Jim Winters 1 Jason Merciers Ed Mironiuk