The Mayor of Folsom Street: The Life and Times of Daddy Alan Selby: Open House, A Kinky Chill Room near the Up Your Alley Fair

Sunday July 27, 1-4 pm


Exhibit runs: June 6 – July 27

This is the very last opportunity to see this exhibition of art and ephemera that comprises the Alan Selby aka Mr. S collection before it heads to the National Leather Museum in Chicago - permanently! Come hang out with curator Dr. Jordy Tackitt-Jones, CSC staff and other perverts taking a break from the alley filth. (or come get spanked indoors)

The Mayor of Folsom Street! Alan Selby is history. Come take a look. More dominant and kinky than strictly sadistic, he was the “S” in Mr. S. Leather. He was the original San Francisco Leather Daddy, and the unofficial “Mayor of Folsom Street.” He was a tireless activist and fundraiser and an incorrigible flirt who mentored hundreds and fucked thousands. Those he knew became better, stronger, more knowledgeable and more powerful for having known him. Selby was an Englishman who proudly became an American. He was a gentleman and a Leatherman. He lived his life with good humor, courage, compassion, generosity and grace. He adopted the City of San Francisco, and it, in turn, adopted him. This exhibit marks the 10th anniversary of his passing. Artifacts, archival material and a selection of memorial art.

J. Tackitt-Jones is a native Californian and a long-time San Francisco resident now residing in rural Mendocino County. He is an independent scholar, curator, artist and activist. He received his Ph.D. in Visual Studies, with an emphasis in Critical Theory, from the University of California Irvine, and holds an M.A. in Museum Studies from SF State. Recent curatorial projects have included the exhibits Little Presents: Prints and Polaroids from the Warhol Foundation, and Tough Love: A Half-century of Masculine Homoerotic Imagery from the San Francisco Bay Area. Somatechnics has published his article A Martyr in the Archive: The Life and Afterlife of Harvey Milk’s Suit. His current research includes critical auto/biography, community history, curatorial and archival studies, homomasculinity, psychoanalysis and photography. He serves on the boards of the Queer Cultural Center and The 15 Association, both based in San Francisco. @drjordyjones blogs as Gay Highwaymen.
Got stories? Please do tell! Alan Selby’s biography will be published by Palm Drive Media and will launch in February, 2015. Contact @drjordyjones.

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