Pictured: "Radiant Tomboy"
“Big Brothers at SPARC: A Celebration of Historic Gay Bars in LA” launches July 27, from 5 —7 p.m. This event is inspired by their current gallery exhibition: "Tomboys by Christina Schlesinger". Tomboys features a vibrant collection of artworks that explore gender and identity.
To celebrate Schlesinger's work and the history that inspired it, we are bringing the spirit of LA's historic gay bars into our gallery. The evening will include poetry readings, music, an open beer-and wine bar, and the unique opportunity to learn more about the Tomboys exhibition from the artist herself
"Tomboys" features a collection of over twenty mixed media oil paintings by Schlesinger that examines the intersections between gender, identity, fashion, sex, and representation. Schlesinger's body of work explores self-portraiture, feminist nudes, and lesbian sex.
Feminism and activism have been core to Schlesinger's work since she co-founded the Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) in 1976. Learn more at sparcinla.org/durongallery