May 16, 2014
jasoncwoodson:

Le Freak, C’est Chic 01 of 03 - J C Woodson
Le Freak, C’est Chic, is a project exploring how black men are apporached within gay culture. Frequently seen as exotic or otherworldly by their partners, black men are often fetishized for their looks or racial characteristics, a form of sexual blackspoitation. In the series the model, a former pornstar, has been posed in the exact same style as Josephine Baker, a celebrated 1920s cabaret performer. Baker too was idolized in Paris for her ‘exotic’ looks and her fame was largely due to the public’s fascination with the ‘other’. However, the way in which she was represented would now be deemed quite racist, if not, just plain offensive. Images of Baker are juxtaposed over the top of the photos which exaggerates the models features such as his afro and lips as well as displaying his erect penis, perhaps the most fetishized aspect of the black male in gay society. The end result being an image which is both comical and sexual at the same time, illustrating the distorted way in which black gay males are perceived in a predominantly white gay culture.

Please check out more of my friend Jason’s thoughtful and provocative work here http://jasoncwoodson.tumblr.com/
George aka streetsick

jasoncwoodson:

Le Freak, C’est Chic 01 of 03 - J C Woodson

Le Freak, C’est Chic, is a project exploring how black men are apporached within gay culture. Frequently seen as exotic or otherworldly by their partners, black men are often fetishized for their looks or racial characteristics, a form of sexual blackspoitation. In the series the model, a former pornstar, has been posed in the exact same style as Josephine Baker, a celebrated 1920s cabaret performer. Baker too was idolized in Paris for her ‘exotic’ looks and her fame was largely due to the public’s fascination with the ‘other’. However, the way in which she was represented would now be deemed quite racist, if not, just plain offensive. Images of Baker are juxtaposed over the top of the photos which exaggerates the models features such as his afro and lips as well as displaying his erect penis, perhaps the most fetishized aspect of the black male in gay society. The end result being an image which is both comical and sexual at the same time, illustrating the distorted way in which black gay males are perceived in a predominantly white gay culture.

Please check out more of my friend Jason’s thoughtful and provocative work here http://jasoncwoodson.tumblr.com/

George aka streetsick

May 13, 2014
George Valdez

George Valdez

May 13, 2014
George Valdez
Mixed media

George Valdez

Mixed media

May 9, 2014
George Valdez
Self portrait 2014

George Valdez

Self portrait 2014

May 9, 2014
Photo by George Valdez

Photo by George Valdez

May 4, 2014
George Valdez

George Valdez

May 3, 2014
George Valdez
Untitled, 2014 (Did a kid named Peaches ever stand a chance?)

George Valdez

Untitled, 2014 (Did a kid named Peaches ever stand a chance?)

May 2, 2014
3 Minute Street Sculpture by George Valdez

3 Minute Street Sculpture by George Valdez

May 2, 2014
wordsarefornerds:

"Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted." - Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

wordsarefornerds:

"Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted."
- Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

(via nearlya)

5:39pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZAY1Av1Elnj2y
  
Filed under: aldous huxley 
May 2, 2014
rbor:

Claes Oldenburg, Soft Engine for Airflow, Scale 5, 1966 Canvas, kapok, enamel, wood, and rope 44 1/4 x 72 3/4 x 14 1/8 in. (112.4 x 184.7 x 35.9 cm) (photo courtesy of: hirshhorn.si.edu)

rbor:

Claes Oldenburg, Soft Engine for Airflow, Scale 5, 1966 Canvas, kapok, enamel, wood, and rope 44 1/4 x 72 3/4 x 14 1/8 in. (112.4 x 184.7 x 35.9 cm) (photo courtesy of: hirshhorn.si.edu)

May 2, 2014
George Valdez

George Valdez

May 2, 2014
George Valdez

George Valdez

May 2, 2014
George Valdez

George Valdez

May 1, 2014
George Valdez
Latex painted paper cutout on paper

George Valdez

Latex painted paper cutout on paper

April 30, 2014
George Valdez
Duct tape, door stopper, glue and book

George Valdez

Duct tape, door stopper, glue and book