Glamorously Kick Off Pride Weekend
Tonight, my sweetheart neighbor, Jose Guzman Colon (a.k.a., fierce local drag queen, Putanesca) unveils more decedent photographs from his ongoing tablebook collaboration with Montreal-based photographer, Marianne LaRochelle. In typical SF fashion, it lobs a sequence-studded bomb at traditional notions of gender, sexuality, and of course, glamour. Documenting many of the “musicians, dancers, singers, adult entertainers, and most prominently, drag performers” of the San Francisco scene, it’s yet another glittery celebration of this town this weekend. Having seen many of these local talents perform live, it’s equally entertaining to see fantasy representations of themselves lavishly captured on film. FYI: Trannyshack fans should see a fair amount of representation – in the crowd as well as on the walls. And since it’s partially a fundraiser, I suspect some of the items may be for sale. Possibly even the artwork. [tired joke, yes]
Michael Finn Gallery, 814 Grove St. 7:00 – 10:00pm.