Our own Adrian Loving has been hard at work on a solo gallery show of video art about androgyny, gender roles, fashion, and the sensationalism of style in 80s pop music.
Six video installations explore the aesthetic tensions created by and inherent in the visual identity of iconic musicians from the era including Patti Smith, David Bowie, Grace Jones, Sylvester, Boy George, and Prince. The viewer is challenged to make their own opinions about sexuality and artistry as it relates to these legendary musical figures and to confront Western society’s rigid constructs and viewpoints about gender.
Fade 2 Grey: Androgyny in Eighties Popular Music
Opens March 7 - April 25, 2014
Opening reception Fri, March 7: 6pm - 12 mid
Featuring the music of Axel F DC
Vivid Solutions DC
Anacostia Arts Center
1231 Good Hope Road, SE, Washington, DC 20020