Lube Me Up! Women, Bikes and Leather Culture
"Lube Me Up!" is a visual exploration of women, bikes, and leather culture, showing in conjunction with the Folsom Street Fair. This exhibit is sponsored by San Francisco's Dykes on Bikes.
San Francisco Dykes on Bikes® Women's Motorcycle Contingent is an organization committed to creating a local, national and international community of women motorcyclists and friends of women motorcyclists. Our mission is to support philanthropic endeavors in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and women's communities and beyond, and reach out to empower a community of diverse women through rides, charity events, Pride events and education.
Barbara Nitke is a New York City artist dedicated to opening the eyes of the world to the beauty of all forms of love, sex and passion through her photography. Hailed by The Village Voice for her quest "to find humanity in marginal sex," Nitke has gained worldwide attention for her affecting and powerful photographs chronicling relationships between consenting adults engaged in sadomasochistic activities. She has been the featured artist and official photographer at many SM conventions across the country. She was the keynote speaker at the 11th annual national Leather Leadership Conference in Minneapolis in April, 2007. In 2004 she received the Brother Leo Educator's Award from the Eulenspiegel Society, and in 2001 the President's Choice Award for community service from the Pantheon of Leather. She is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts in New York. Her work has been the subject of one-woman exhibitions in New York, New Orleans, Baltimore, Provincetown and Philadelphia.
Courtney Trouble is a queer erotic artist from San Francisco, CA. She began the underground porn site NoFauxxx.Com in 2003 and has kept the project alive ever since. She works with digital photography and film, as well as video. She works both behind and in front of the camera, knowing that her unique point of view comes from the excitement of both exhibitionism and voyeurism. Trouble also spends time playing guitar and writing songs in her band The Divine Feud, making porn with other queer artists, and searching for that perfect part time art job. www.courtneytrouble.com
Lexie Garcia is an art school drop-out, recently drawn to the behind-the-scenes porn world. The images here displayed are the result of wonderful circumstance. Though she never thought porn would be in her future, she finds excitement in the fact that she's challenging the status quo, even if Mom might not be able to hang it on the refrigerator.
Twiz Rimer is a gender variant painter, who mastered gender as content, and is currently working on such "macho" images such as cocks (roosters) and pitbulls. He used "over the top" colors on textural surfaces. He is currently showing throughout the North West coast from California to Washington. Twiz, a self-proclaimed East coast artist, currently resides in San francisco California where he studies genderqueer theory and is finishing his master piece. www.twizart.com
Catherine Murty has a BFA in sculpture and site specific installation from the San Francisco Art Institute, that included a yearlong exchange to the Rietveld Academy of Art in Amsterdam. Catherine Murty - Sculptor, has a BFA in sculpture and site specific installation from the San Francisco Art Institute, that included a yearlong exchange to the Rietveld Academy of Art in Amsterdam. In her spare time she works on motorcycles.