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The Art of Jacks
30 Years—See the Thing Itself

Exhibit runs one week only  - March 24-31, 2013
at The Center for Sex and Culture

Opening reception with artists in attendance 
Sun., March 24 - 31, 2013 • 2:00 – 6:00 pm

WHO:        The SF Jacks, founded in 1983, is a Men’s Social Masturbation group—a fellowship of men who like to jack-off in the company of like-minded men. Staffed by volunteers, the Jacks is neither a business nor a religion.

WHAT:    The Art of Jacks 30 Years—See the Thing Itself

To honor SF Jacks’ 30th Anniversary, this exhibit of art created by and for the Jacks will consist of acrylic paintings, sculpture, constructions/installations, photography, and graphics of all sorts. Bay Area artists represented include Lou Rudolph, Keith Hennessy, Seth Eisen, Jack Davis, Dan Becker, Lord Huckleberry, Dogtor Woof!, Jim James, Michael Johnstone, and Drs. Carol Queen and Robert Lawrence.

WHY:         The Jacks’ 30th Anniversary is Monday, March 25, 2013.

WHEN:        Sunday, March 24 -  Sunday, March 31, 2013

            Opening reception with artists in attendance, 
            Sunday, March 24, 2 PM to 7PM.

            Exhibit Hours—Tues. March 26 thru Sun. March 31, 1:00 - 7:00 pm
            except Saturday, March 30, 1:00 - 5:00 pm

WHERE:    The Center for Sex and Culture
            1349 Mission Street (at Grace Alley btwn 9th and 10th streets); SF 94103

Editors and columnists—
This is a not-to-be repeated opportunity for a unique human interest story, appealing not only to the gay community, but to alternative persons of all persuasions, and the broader community of readers interested in the life style, novel activity, and broad range of creativity of some San Franciscans who fly just under the radar.

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Awash in Bodies: Work on Paper by Colette Standish and Jos Truitt

Showing Friday, December 7, 2012- Sunday, January 27, 2013

Receptions: Friday, December 7, 7-10pm and Friday, January 4, 7-10 pm with artists’ talk at 8pm
Gallery hours: Mondays and Fridays from 10:30-4 pm and by appointment contact sexandculturegallery@gmail.com

Bodies are, literally, our selves. Bodies are also our most used and useful metaphors, in all kinds of communication. The body is both the ultimate in the concrete description of human experience and also the most basic ground for projection or interpretation. Colette Standish and Jos Truitt both begin and end their work with bodies that are anything but static as their figures confront varied meanings as well as the full weight of being.

Colette Standish works liquids on surfaces so scrumptiously and aggressively that there is little doubt about her erotic intent or inspiration. The shifted and shifting focus evident in her washes and mark making are the constant movement of a lover’s eye and hand. Exaggeration and dizzying angles on the page are clearly tethered to a delight in the senses and a vindication of curvaceous forms.

Extrapolating from the gory Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale, “The Little Mermaid,” Jos Truitt interrogates moments of variable transformations. Truitt’s recent series focuses on issues of mislocation and body modification integral to this story. In Truitt’s tactile mixed media works, legs and fishtails are severed, stitched and bound. Dripping blood and oozing plasma onto flesh, scales and fingerprints, the tails dance across the borders of life and death, human and animal, subject and object.

Artist bios:

Colette Standish is an English painter and photographer. Colette graduated from St Martin’s School of Art, London, and has exhibited extensively throughout Europe and America. Her achievements include: Jessop’s Photography Prize in London, 2000 and fellowship awards in New Mexico, Italy, and Spain. Her work is in many public and private collections, including the Museum of Fine Art in Santa Fe and the Anais Nin Foundation Art collection. Colette published her first art and poetry book in 2010, Viaggio: A journey through life’. Other publications include: A Cafe in Space: The Anais Nin Literary Journal Volume 8, 2011 and Volume 9, 2012, Sky Blue Press. Colette’s new paintings are based on an on going project ‘Abstracting the Figure’.

Jos Truitt received her BA from Hampshire College with a thesis in Printmaking in 2009 and is currently pursuing an MFA in Printmaking and an MA in the History and Theory of Contemporary Art from the San Francisco Art Institute. Truitt is a visual artist as well as editor at the popular blog feministing.com. Truitt has worked in the reproductive health, rights and justice movements in Washington, DC, spoken and at numerous national conferences and college campuses about transgender issues, reproductive justice, blogging, feminism, and grassroots organizing.

Press
SF Weekly: “Awash in Bodies”: Sensual Watercolors and The Little Mermaid as Trans Fairy Tale
Feministing: In the Bay Area? Come see Jos’s art show!

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