Mama Does ‘Night of 1,000 Elvises’ at the Andy Warhol Museum
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Mama Does ‘Night of 1,000 Elvises’ at the Andy Warhol Museum

Co-Founder’s Note: Well, hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams readers. Against my better judgment, I’ve encouraged my mother–Mama as she demands to be called–to cover yet another event for Filthy Dreams. This time, it’s the Andy Warhol Museum’s benefit Night of 1000 Elvises. Of course, being an admitted Elvis fanatic myself, I couldn’t stand to miss … Continue reading

Not So Fast, Tom Ryan: Elizabeth Taylor’s Presence and Absence In Catherine Opie’s ‘700 Nimes Road’
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Not So Fast, Tom Ryan: Elizabeth Taylor’s Presence and Absence In Catherine Opie’s ‘700 Nimes Road’

In Jay Prosser’s photographic study Light in the Dark Room: Photography and Loss, Prosser analyzes the power of photography to record absence, as well as–seemingly contradictorily–presence. As he explains, “photography is the medium in which we unconsciously encounter the dead…Photographs are not signs of presence but evidence of absence. Or rather the presence of a photograph … Continue reading

Andrea Mary Marshall’s Hunka Hunka Burning Gender Trouble at “Sacred/Iconic”
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Andrea Mary Marshall’s Hunka Hunka Burning Gender Trouble at “Sacred/Iconic”

Playing with the iconic masculinity of Elvis Presley and combining it with its polar opposite–the idealized femininity of a geisha, artist Andrea Mary Marshall’s new work in Sacred/Iconic, a two-person exhibition at Garis & Hahn, open until October 19, highlights gender as a performance, troubling the binary of masculine/feminine. Continue reading