In the Galleries: Ceramics and Perversity

By Christopher Harrity

Originally published on Advocate.com August 08 2014 4:01 AM ET

Rick Castro's Antebellum Gallery, just off the cool end of Hollywood Boulevard, is sketchy in the good way. Like you may meet some scruffy pulchritude as well as enjoy some visual wit. That's why there is a five-buck cover and a no-host bar. So you can appreciate the art better.

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Los Angeles artist Richard Ankrom uses found ceramic figurines, encasing their heads in rubber fetish hoods.

Opening night is August 16 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Check out the site for more info.

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