Arena Studios presents…Demimonde: The Art of Molly Crabapple
curated by Audacia Ray
Friday, February 8th, from 7-10 pm
Work hang from February 8-April 11
407 Broome St, Suite 7A
FREE"Dorian Deconstructed #1" by Molly Crabapple. Pen, ink and guache. 30" x 40"
the 19th century, the term "Demimonde" referred to the world of the
theatre, of bohemia and of high-end sex-work: where style was traded
for money and class transgression was possible- though often at great
personal cost. As the American safety net falls apart, we're once
again turning to the Demimonde for consolation.
Molly Crabapple's "Demimonde" explores this half-world of sex,
ambition and artifice. It also marks the debut of her new series o
flarge scale works.
Held at the sumptuous Arena Studios, with
free champagne and free Dr. Sketchy's burlesque drawing in the back
room. Bring your sketchpads.
About the Artist:
Molly Crabapple is an award-winning artist,
author, and the founder of Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School, a chain of
burlesque drawing classes with 50 branches around the world. She's
best known for her sexy, sarcastic Victoriana. She works in pen, ink
and watercolour, and lives in Brooklyn.