SAFE SEX BANG! Catalog Release Party
Buzz Bense Safe(r) Sex Poster Collection – next gallery reception
Friday, 1/24, 7/10pm
Many of us remember vividly the period in the 1980s and 90s when campaigns promoting safer sex practices developed, looking back on the visual materials from these campaigns has been both a moving experience of memory and an exciting new perspective of the work many of us did in that time. As these posters and other materials begin to pass in to something more like history than recent memory, we get to see them again. Thankfully, we can now see a little more of their artistry rather than only seeing the urgency that created their message.
These materials are of both cultural and artistic significance. They were often created by advertising and illustration professionals who were suddenly free to apply their best and most innovative ideas that may have been constrained by mainstream business. With the lives and health of their community at stake, and often their own, these artists brought all of their skill to bear on efforts to save lives.
Please join us in appreciating this important collection, which communicates the great power of the work so many did in desperate times.
CSC’s exhibition displaying nearly 100 of these safer sex posters from the Buzz Bense collection runs through January 31st 2014.
Catalogs will be for sale and we’ll have cake, wine and other treats.