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Sunday, February 03, 2008

Lust 4 LACE: Feb 14th in Hollywood

Support the arts, check out some cool videos, dance, drink, hook-up and make merry this Valentine's Day at Los Angeles Contemporary Editions in Hollywood! I will see you there!

Thursday, February 14, 2008
6522 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028
Doors open 8pm
Tickets $10
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To kick off our 30th anniversary in decadent style!

Featuring brand new or rarely seen explicit videos and performances from Southern California artists.

Organized by artists David Burns and Margie Schnibbe (aka Vena Virago) with Peter Bolton & Carla Hart, Franco Castilla, Lenora Claire, Chad Clark, Robert Crouch, Christine Nichols and Carol Stakenas, Lust 4 LACE celebrates the grand tradition of years past and all manner of delightful debauchery by creating a night featuring explicit, naked, juicy, tasty, slippery, slimy, crunchy, gooey, sexy, voyeuristic, fetishistic live action animated narrative squishy hand-made video, live art and musical performance--DJ sets by John Tejada, Henry Self and Robert Crouch--not to mention kinky crafts with JP Craft Captain sponsored by Babeland.

Participating media artists include: Buck Angel, Skip Arnold, Jordan Biren, Squeaky Blonde, David Burns, Peter Caine, Franco Castilla, Mark B. Chamness, Charong Chow, Jennifer Cohen, Geoff Cordner, Michael Dee, Dino Dinco, Willia Drew, Zachary Drucker, Martin Durazo, Micol Hebron, Tyler Hubby, Bryan Jackson, Kadet Kuhne, Darin Klein, Lauren Lavitt, Matt Lipps, Selene Luna, Ming-Yuen S. Ma, Eon McKai, Julie Orser, Julianna (JP) Parr, Kathryn Layne Paxton, Eva Posey, Dustin Robertson, Margie Schnibbe, Mark Cosmo Segurson, Thairin Smothers, Vena Virago, Austin Young,
Nadya Ginsburg, Carlos Zamora and more. . .

These works will kick off LACE’s 30th anniversary and celebrate three outrageous decades of performance and media art in Los Angeles. All works will become a part of the LACE Media Archive. The LACE archive represents a crucial site of cultural history for southern California. The past three decades of contemporary art in Los Angeles have featured diverse and diffuse practices and the LACE archival holdings are one of the primary sources of information of this important work.

PROCEEDS BENEFIT LACE, a crucial resource to the history of art-making post 1978 in Los Angeles. Join us in celebrating LA's rich legacy of creative production, LACE's unforgettable part in that history and ringing in its feisty future!

LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), a nonprofit contemporary art center located in the heart of Hollywood, is internationally recognized as a pioneer among art institutions. For three decades and counting. LACE has curated and produced art and events that inspire the public imagination and engage with timely issues that shape local and global life. Additional support for LACE and its programs comes from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, The Getty Foundation, Jockey Hollow Foundation, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Morris Family Foundation, Stone Brewing Co., and the members of LACE.