Monday, May 22, 2006

Sex Worker Visions is closed now, though pieces of art are available for sale for another week or so, so email audacia@spreadmagazine.org if you're interested. Below is a full list of artists and the pieces they had in the show.

Norene Leddy, “The Aphrodite Project: Platforms”
Anne Hanavan, “Paranoid”
Molly Crabapple, “Curtains”
Charise Isis, “Narcissus”
Edel Tripp and Kire Carlson, “The Booth”
Dana Sweeney, “Body”
Joe Gallant and Belladonna, “Summer’s Eve”
Fly, untitled illustrations for $pread magazine
Chris Student, “Nell Geyn Tea Set”
Val Desjardins, “Spread MTL”
George Pitts, “April Flores”
Paul Sarkis, untitled photographs of Seymour Butts and Mari Possa
Eve Ryder, “Look Angry”
Cristy Road, illustrations for $pread magazine
Heather Corinna, “Another Satisfied Sex Worker”
Carol Leigh aka Scarlot Harlot, “Free Whores”
Kathryn Delaney and Lainie Basman, “Public Faces”
Bella Vendetta, “You can never get clean”
Sadie Lune, “Kitty’s Pedicure”
Tobaron Waxman, “Tradewinds motel," "Melissa circa 1950," "Untitled still life”
Shane Luitjens, “You Are My Fat Check”
Erin Siegal, “Nikki” and “Foot Party”
Catherine McGregor, “Foot with Money”

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Sex Worker Visions, March 29-May 20

Press, art purchase and all other inquiries should be directed to audacia@spreadmagazine.org



Limited edition art posters, 19 x 25 - $12 each

Sex Worker Visions
opening Wednesday, March 29th - 6-9 pm at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W 13th street (b/t 7th and 8th aves), NYC. runs through May 20.

$pread, a quarterly magazine by and for sex workers and their allies, presents Sex Worker Visions, an exhibition featuring art by sex workers and about the sex industry, at the LGBT Community Center David Bohnett Cyber Center at 208 West 13th Street, New York City, from March 29 – May 20. Visions kicks off with an opening reception on March 29 from 6 to 9 pm.

Visions is curated by Audacia Ray, Executive Editor of $pread and former Assistant Curator at the Museum of Sex. Artists include sex activist and educator Heather Corinna, former SuicideGirl and illustrator Molly Crabapple, exotic dancer and photographer Charise Isis, and former prostitute and filmmaker Anne Hanavan, as well as Paul Sarkis and George Pitts’ intimate portraits of porn stars. Photographs by Erin Siegal and illustrations by Fly and Cristy Road originally appearing in $pread will also be on display. Sales will benefit the non-profit magazine.

The March 29 event is also the opening night of the Sex Work Matters conference, a joint venture of CUNY and the New School. For $pread, the evening will also mark the start of its second year of publication. In its first year, $pread, won Best New Title from the Utne Indepenent Press Awards. The Spring issue of $pread will be available for sale at the reception.

For opening night only, the exhibit will be completely interactive with a webcam video project, 30 Second Sex, masterminded by multimedia artist and erotic professional Melissa Gira and featuring webcam pioneers Ana Voog and Echo Transgression camming from remote locations. Computer monitors around the Cyber Center will display the websites of sex worker rights advocacy groups for the public to peruse. Former call girl Tracy Quan along with sex worker activist Carol Leigh (aka Scarlot Harlot) will be signing copies of their respective books, Diary of a Married Call Girl and Unrepentant Whore.



Friday, March 24, 2006

Shane Luitjens


"You Are My Fat Check"
16 x 20

You can visit Shane at www.lethalwhitetrash.com

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Val Desjardins



"Spread MTL"
17 x 22
$150

Monday, March 20, 2006

Fly


Original drawing for "Indecent Proposals: Cashing through the snow"
8.5 x 11
$150


Original drawing for "Indecent Proposals: 2-4-6-8 The cheerleader I love to hate"
8.5 x 11
$150



Original drawing for "Indecent Proposals: Needles and nipples"
8.5 x 11
$150

Norene Leddy



"Design Sketch for Prototype 1 Sandal"
12 x 15
Archival dye-sublimation print
$150

Check out Norene's Project Aphrodite at http://theaphroditeproject.tv

Dana Sweeney



"Body"
12 x 18
$200

You can visit Dana at www.danasweeney.com

Charise Isis



"Narcissus"
20 x 16
gelatin silver photograph
$550

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Erin Siegal


"Nikki"
8x10


"Foot Party"
8x10

Visit Erin at www.erinsiegal.com

Anne Hanavan


Film still from "Paranoid"
8x10 inkjet print
$100

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Molly Crabapple

Self Portrait by Molly Crabapple
Giclee Print
$85

Visit Molly at www.mollycrabapple.com

Paul Sarkis





Photos of Seymour Butts and Mari Possa.
11 x 14 framed prints
$150 each

Visit Paul at www.paulsarkis.com

Cristy Road


illustration for "Amends for an A.K." by Melissa Gira, $pread Volume 1, Issue 3.

Visit Cristy at croadcore.org