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Thursday, August 12, 2021

böse engstirnige Intimitäten

böse engstirnige Intimitäten

Just heard the shocking news that the talented artist and writer Diviana Ingravallo has died. I don’t have much information about her death but it is piercing me deeply. I’m losing a lot of people of my generation.

I’d fallen out of touch with Diviana since way before moving to Berlin in 2005. The last time I saw her was in the very early aughts at my performance space/speakeasy Bricktops at the Parlour Club. Diviana and her ex girlfriend Tracy had a volatile relationship and they got into a bit of a heated tussle which made the local gossip columns at the time. Like most very talented people Diviana was quite complicated, but we always got along quite well and even collaborated on some projects along with Ron Athey.

I reached out to Michele Mills aka Meesh of the Hollywood girl art gang The Epiladies who is now an Emmy Award winning TV producer and she hadn’t heard about Diviana’s death.

Meesh, Selena Luna, Divi and Scratch were part the Epiladies o a girl art gang in the 90’s that was rivals to two other girl gangs, Hells Belle’s and The Homewreckers.

These girls use to strike terror in the heart of mean street Hollywoodland with their sexy hard partying and raucous antics. Los Angeles is a hard knock town.

CHEAP Kollektiv which began in Berlin in 2001 had an art gang rival called Hangover who no longer exist as an entity, but the girl art gang phenomena of Los Angeles in the 1990s first started the trend.

Meesh was going to contact a girl of another rival art girl gang named Firepie to see if she had more current info on Diviana over the last decade. When I hear back from Meesh I’ll do an update.


More news from Adams & Ollman Gallery in the Pacific Northwest:

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

frischer neuer Schwanz von der Blondine

frischer neuer Schwanz von der Blondine

Paar verschlingt, Rimming und Slamming.

Whatever happened to this guy named Echo a Silverlake 40 character who use to come to Club Sucker at the Garage in the 1990s. I don’t know if Echo was his real name or not. He seemed to be someone who had aspirations to be part of mainstream Hollywood because when Gus Van Sant, the A-list film director came to Club Sucker with Judy LaBruce one Sunday afternoon, Echo swooped down on Gus the way only an Eve Harrington or a Phoebe can. Gus’ young paramour at the time named Ben Alexander who I’ve come to learn is no longer with us RIP was not having any of it and got into it with him. No violence just some barbs were exchanged. Echo wanted Gus to read his screenplay. The altercation took place in the quiet confines of The Mitzi Gaynor Lounge which was the name I gave the tiki style little quiet area of the club that was only used when we expected a huge crowd because of a big name band doing a surprise showcase. I remember at the time Glenn Belverio wrote to me asking who Mitzi Gaynor was. Well Mitzi was a dancer/actress who was in a lot of Hollywood musicals in the 1950s but when the parts dried up in LaLalandiakins she switched over to Vegas and TV and was a variety special fav during my childhood in the 1960s and 1970s.

Miss Gaynor was also known for her shapely gams and prominent apple cheeks. I remember once seeing her being interviewed live on stage during a special screening at the Academy Awards Building on Wilshire Blvd in Beverly Hills and she was surprisingly quite randy in person mentally undressing her male interviewer and making very racy and suggestive comments.  She looked amazing with a Palms Springs tan and wearing a dress exposing a lot of Beverly cleavage.


If you are in the Pacific Northwest be sure to pay a visit to the wonderful people of  Adams & Ollman gallery in Portland.

Adams and Ollman, in collaboration with New Discretions (New York), is pleased to present the first West Coast solo exhibition of Dutch artist Kinke Kooi (b. 1961, The Netherlands). The show will bring together a selection of recent works that explore crucial ideas that the artist has long explored: gender, equality, and notions of the “other.” In her intricate, inventive paintings and drawings–which can take up to a year to complete–multi-faceted feminism is woven together with a seductive, sinewy line that blurs and merges inside to outside, convex to concave, surface to depth, ornament to function, emotional to verbal, high to low, flora to fauna.

Here is some exciting news and offerings from your busy ecosexual dream team the super famous Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle!

You can stream our film Water Makes Us Wet—An Ecosexual Adventure FOR FREE! But only until the last day of August. Head to our new website to access the link on our homepage. Please do share this good news! After August 31st the film will stream on Kanopy and you have to access it through your public library or university.

Our book is now in print. You can find info Assuming the Ecosexual Position—The Earth as Lover on our new website. We just hit the road for a 7-week cross-country road trip extravaganza. Watch our website and social media for information on all our upcoming events like book launches and walking tours … we just might be coming to YOUR CITY, and we’d love to see you! In the meantime, enjoy the story of two artists in love with each other, their community, and the whole ecosexy Universe. You can purchase our book from the fabulous University of Minnesota Press, or wherever you buy your books.

Our main book launch event will be on Sept. 1st at Franconia Sculpture Park. Complete with a US film premiere, book hunt, and an ecosex walk in the sculpture park.

We have another exciting announcement much closer to home. The UCSC E.A.R.T.H. Lab had a baby!

It’s E.A.R.T.H. Lab SF, and it has just been approved for non-profit status. We can’t wait to hit the ground running, developing innovative environmental art in collaboration with local creatives, artists, educators, students, activists, and as always, the Earth itself. Follow E.A.R.T.H. Lab SF on Facebook and Instagram to stay up-to-date on our doings and learn how to get involved.


One of my former students from the Goethe Universitaet the lovely Clare Molloy who also works at Gropius Bau is guest curating an exhibition.

small wares

Katie Schwab

Gastcurator: Clare Molloy
Opening: 25.09.2021, 17:00-20:00

Save the date! Op zaterdag 25 september opent onze nieuwe tentoonstelling small wares van Katie Schwab, gastcurator: Clare Molloy.

Linten, weefgetouwen en 18e-eeuwse merklappen vormen de uitgangspunten voor small wares, de eerste Europese solotentoonstelling van Katie Schwab (* 1985). In de handel wordt de term 'small wares' (‘kleingoed’) gebruikt voor smalle repen textiel die bedoeld zijn om naden te verstevigen en te voorkomen dat stoffen ontrafelen. Voor deze tentoonstelling maakt Schwab nieuwe werken, waarin zij de noties reparatie en restauratie onderzoekt in relatie tot textiel-tradities en burgerarchitectuur.

AGENDA (roteer scherm voor mobiele versie)








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