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Demimonde: The Art of Molly Crabapple

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Demimonde: The Art of Molly Crabapple
Curated by: Audacia Ray

119 N. Peoria #2C
Chicago, IL 60607
February 8th, 2008 - April 11th, 2008
Opening: February 8th, 2008 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.three-walls.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
West Loop/West Town
EMAIL:  
chase@three-walls.org
PHONE:  
312-432-3972
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sat 11-5
TAGS:  
burlesque, demimonde, paper, molly, crabapple
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION
Arena Studios presents…
Demimonde: The Art of Molly Crabapple
curated by Audacia Ray

on
Friday, February 8th, from 7-10 pm
Work hang from  February 8-April 11
@
Arena Studios
407 Broome St, Suite 7A
FREE


"Dorian Deconstructed #1" by Molly Crabapple.  Pen, ink and guache.  30" x 40"

In 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.