Natuta Bagrationi catches a photo of me by my artwork on your right. To the far right are photos by Blanket. That’s Hector De Gregorio’s digital artwork to your left.
So this is the third time my browser on the mac has crashed. It’s about time to take this over to the pc laptop. The Broken Heart group art show at Antebellum was great. There was a great turnout.
Admiring Hector’s digital artwork and my own pieces at the show. That’s Joey Rodriguez behind me. He’s standing next to a mask of Anubus. Photo courtesy of Natuta Bagrationi.
Yes, I look ridiculous, and yes, it’s on purpose. I decided to get as silly as I could without breaking the bank or tearing the house apart looking for found art. I saw red beads at the craft store, and added some Mardi Gras beads from last year. I put a glitter clad heart ornament on my hat, and drew cracks across it with a sharpie.
That’s the new fetish art paddles, created just for this show. The paintings on the sides are by Gio Black Peter on maps of New York City, the burner up top has a portrait of a serial killer by Renfield, The photo is by Blanket, and there’s a new piece by Michael Manning from the Spider Garden storyline. I have no idea who did the red shoe and scrotum piece. The little pyramid is by the guy with the goatee you’ll see posing with Rick later. Photo courtesy of Natuta Bagrationi.
The paddles were a hit, and I got high praise for both my new and old pen and ink pieces.
Admirers corner Rick Castro for congratulations and praise. Photo courtesy of Natuta Bagrationi.
Two of my pieces did not make it to opening night. While I dream they sold right away, chances are they were moved to make room for Hector’s prints. I’m a little bummed. When I saw them online, I thought Hector’s pieces were oil paintings. They’re still pretty cool though.
Chatting up a couple of Antebellum patrons about the new fetish art paddles. Photo courtesy of Natuta Bagrationi.
Many kind thanks to Natuta Bagrationi, the official photographer of Antebellum gallery. I hoped to get some pics with my smartphone, but I couldn’t get the focus to work right, and to be honest, I didn’t know who was open to photos.
We are absolutely stunned by the appearance of an invisible smart phone. We of course use it to look at pornography. This guy next to me did the Egyptian masks and the little gold pyramid next to the paddles. I love his work. Can’t remember his name to save my life. Photo courtesy of Natuta Bagrationi.
Violet Talea, who did a stunning vocal performance that night, swore that she just had to buy one of the pieces and would be getting it at the Tea Salon this week. I’ll be absolutely tickled if she does.
Patrons are stunned to learn that Drake Labry is not just skilled in painting, but is an expert at Vulcan jazz hands. On the far right are some of his paintings on display. Photo courtesy of Natuta Bagrationi.
My kinky Valentine cards on Display next to P.J. Superior’s wood cut prints. Photo courtesy of Natuta Bagrationi.
That’s Jeff “Dahlmer” Hutchison on the floor in the white fabric bondage. He was bought by a nice Jewish couple from Florida. Photo courtesy of Natuta Bagrationi.
By the way, Rick has photos of when we did the installation. They’re very curious. http://antebellumgallery.blogspot.com/2015/02/the-installation-of-broken-heart.html
Rick Castro on the left with the guy who made Egyptian masks. Still can’t remember the guy’s name though. The huge painting in the background is by Drake Labry. Photo courtesy of Natuta Bagrationi.
Many kind thanks to Rick Castro and the staff of Antebellum. Many thanks once again to Natuta for providing photos. These pieces will be on display until March 4th, and you can visit Wednesday night for tea, or check out the gallery Thursday through Saturday 1-7pm. For details on location, artists, and Rick’s saucy blog posts, go to http://antebellumgallery.blogspot.com