Sunday, December 19, 2010

Censorship Show

Last night, we attended the opening of the Art Censorship Show at Gretchen Grunt's 29 Palms Creative Center. Here's Gretchen, shaking it up in front of the anti-censorship message.

It all began a few weeks ago, when this piece by artist Rik Livingston was censored after being accepted as part of his exhibit at the Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce. The issue was resolved after scores of local artists came out in support of Rik, and the whole affair inspired the Censorship Show.

Here's Bill with "Trashy Lingerie," a black-and-white image he took of a Los Angeles storefront in the 1970s.

Here's our friend Robert Morris (aka Roberto), also formerly of Santa Barbara, with some of his expertly altered images that insert nudes, classical architecture, and mythological figures into the landscapes of Joshua Tree National Park.

Huell Howser came out to support the effort (he has a home in the area). Here he is with Suzanne Ross in front of her piece.

It wasn't all just nudes--there were some offbeat interpretations of the theme as well, like Robyn Goudy's piece above. To the right, lovebirds Suzanne and Robyn.

Don't miss it! The show runs through January 18--for more info click here