I'm showing my "Censorship" photos tonight in the group show "Philadelphia Out of Phase", curated by my friend Justin Samson at Bodega Gallery in Philly. I've chosen these particular images in response to the recent censorship of David Wojnarowicz's piece "A Fire in My Belly, A Work in Progress (1986-87)," a film made in part about the AIDS-related death of the artist's colleague and lover Peter Hujar, to have been included in the"Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture" exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. The piece was removed entirely when religious rights activists insisted the work was "hate speech" and an attack on Christianity, funding was threatened so the piece was removed with what seems like no fight whatsoever. While my images were originally censored by me for the sole purpose of putting online for my friends, I worked in a way that mocked the system of censorship, emphasizing the ridiculousness of such a hate and shame fueling act and how it ultimately draws more attention to the disapproved of issues/imagery at hand than if left alone. Even after censoring these images to mainstream standards, the Facebook police still found images to delete that were deemed too "inappropriate" for the public eye. I will show the series in it's entirety and hope to add to the current discussion on censorship with a work perspective that is honest, self and mutual loving, and funny. For more info on the show click HERE
If yall are in the Buffalo area come to this!! Come to me!
LOGAN WHITE :: BAD MANOR
curated by Liz Rywelski
Logan White is, perhaps, the most prolific independent pictorialist of her generation. At age 26, Logan has produced nearly 20 separate full bodies of work unpacking and constructing her own theories of spiritual abandon, empowerment, and applied or embodied femininity. Logan maintains a blog, www.psychicsunset.blogspot.org, which renders self-contextualization and serves to educate her online following. Along with her art photography and blog, Logan has seen commercial success; recently with her Urban Outfitters Look-Book for Spring Summer 2010, www.loganwhitephoto.com
The images presented in BAD MANOR resonate with an inherited knowledge of feminist propaganda. We observe a still defeated, self-entangled, gender assignment, figuring out how to play the finite game. Gothic content in the work of Logan White will alert you to that something has gone truly fucked up in her passionate maintenance of feminist history and secular abandon. Yet these images are intrinsically fertile, as a product of Logan’s working and inspired relationships with her longtime friend’s and model’s. This selected series of images present a dark, selectively saturated game space, where always seductive and sometimes dusty, hang in metaphoric and atmospheric unison.
BAD MANOR, as self-assigned and infinite in unison, the undefeatable game, the maintenance, we will call it BAD MANOR.
Check this show out! The photographic stylings of my own and Sandy Kim's this Friday, First Friday, October 1st from 7-11pm. Performances by Tough Knuckles and DJ Maggie Lee start at 9:30..after party at Kung Fu Necktie and afterafter party at Big Rock Candy Mountain. There will be some alcohol at the gallery but you are encouraged to BYOB! I'm back on the east coast after a year and I wanna see you! check here for more details:
I've recently relocated to the west coast, LA proper, the City of Dangerous Angels, and I have been too busy buying crystal keychains and rollerblades to post. The real charm is my lil studio cottage reminiscent of Weetzie Bat and Witch Baby's, on a hillside in Echo Park land-LORDed by the one and only Donita Sparks, THE LEAD SINGER OF 90's all girl grunge band L7. The band rules in many ways not only for their kick ass music but also for crashing the sausage fest that was the metal scene of the early 90's and being way active in the fight for reproductive rights, forming Rock for Choice, the organization dedicated to playing benefits in the name of Pro Choice. Donita calls her Gibson Flying V guitar the "Flying Vagina" for it's yonic shape and gained notoriety onstage at a show in Reading when she responded to mud-slinging by pulling out her used tampon, saying "Eat my used tampon fuckers" and slinging it into the crowd. Totally unapologetic, when asked about the incident Donita said "If we're invited to Reading next year I will be giving birth and eating the placenta onstage". DREEEAM LANDLORD. I'm loving it here riding my blades and seeing ghosts through my camera lens.
stay tuned till the end or you'll miss a shot of Donita's cute butt.
Here is L7 as the band "Camel Lips" in John Waters' film Serial Mom:
I recently shot the Urban Outfitters Spring/Summer 2010 LookBook- They sent me and 6 of my friends (models!) to Islamorada in the Florida Keys for 3 days...Here are some of the results! See more at www.loganwhitephoto.com