Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
Contact Carol Stakenas: 323.957.1777
or carol@welcometolace.org

Thursday, February 14, 2008

6522 Hollywood Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90028

Doors open 8pm
Tickets $10; call 323.957.1777

To kick off our 30th anniversary in decadent style!
Featuring brand new or rarely seen explicit videos and performances from Southern California artists

Geoff Cordner, Pig, 2006 (video still)
Los Angeles, January 29, 2008: LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) is proud to kick off LACE’s 30th Anniversary on Thursday, 14 February, with Lust 4 LACE -- the revival of LACE’s Infamous Valentine’s Day Benefit Bash. Tickets $10; call 323.957.1777, doors open 8 pm. Start planning your outfit immediately!
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
Kathryne 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. www.welcometolace.org
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