Sunday, January 31, 2010

As part of "The PDA Show" there will be a "Kissing Booth" installation in the window of Kayo Gallery, For gallery stroll on February 19 local personalities will be in the kissing booth selling kisses, starting at 6pm, as a fundraiser for the Utah Pride Center, I'm please to announce that Sister Dottie S. Dixon will be in the kissing booth.

"Love is in the Air", 2009 by New York artist Larry Krone

"Newly Discovered LDS Instructional Aid", 2010 by Los Angeles artist, Carl Smith

Thursday, January 28, 2010

"Kisses", 2010. Oil on panel by Page Darrow of Saratoga Springs, NY.

Monday, January 25, 2010

"Roof Top Garden Club, Hotel Utah", 2010 by Anthony Ithuralde, Anthony has referenced photographs of gatherings at the Hotel Utah in dowtown Salt Lake City from the 1920's. In this painting he portrays a typical roof top dinner/dance of the period but he inserts same sex couples as part of the gathering.

"Where Do We Draw the Line?", 2010 by Irene Stapleford, collage, image transfer and painting on board, Irene states of her piece: "If it's not acceptable to embrace or kiss in public, what about other kinds of more subtle, yet just as intimate interactions? Direct gazes can be thoroughly intimate. I used images from water safety and swimming instruction manuals to illustrate public physical contact which is generally considered perfectly acceptable. The piece includes text which asks the question: "Isn't every public interaction potentially intimate?"

Thursday, January 21, 2010

"Untitled" PDA image by Texas artist Paul Valadez

photo collaboration by Panamanian artists Lorena Endara and Jose Manuel Castrellon

Sunday, January 10, 2010

elin o'hara slavick's piece for "The PDA Show"

"Man D and Me", 1995

Thursday, January 7, 2010

"Hope Springs Eternal (Gay is Good)" by Los Angeles Artist Paul Evans,

A "pda" piece by Laura Gillen of Peekskill, NY. It's only 6" x 4". I went to undergrad with Laura and she is one of my favorite painters.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

PDA piece by Jennifer Combe in Olympia, WA
"First Kiss" 2010
book parts on canvas, 24" x 18"
"I'm interested in childhood experiences of attraction - of breaking down the binary hetero/homo view on sexuality through the first kiss we experienced when we were young. In this piece viewers are invited to participate by writing their first kiss stories on the library cards in the pocket chart".

Saturday, January 2, 2010

A piece for "The PDA Show" by Mathew Hamon from Olympia, WA.

This image is inspired by 19th century "escort cards" that used rebus puzzles. The two men on top are derived from an early image of Joseph Smith.

"Nocturnal Self -Portrait", 2009, a drawing by Joshua Abelow of New York, NY.

Friday, January 1, 2010

I moved to Salt Lake City Utah from Olympia, Washington in May 2009. In July I heard on the radio that a same sex couple had been detained by LDS security for showing affetion on LDS property. Instantly I had the idea to invite artists to respond to this event, but also the idea of "public display of affection".
Over 50 artists are contributing work that will be on display in 5 Salt Lake City venues.