By LA Weekly
By Henry Rollins
By Weekly Photographers
By Shea Serrano
By Nate "Igor" Smith
By Dan Weiss
By Erica E. Phillips
By Kai Flanders
Midnight — and Daybreak and Late Afternoon — at the Oasis.The PLATINUM OASIS, curated by RON ATHEY and DR. VAGINAL DAVIS at the Coral Sands Motel, was a spectacularly ambitious debut that featured 40 rooms of multimedia art, installations and poolside performances, with a whoop-it-up licentiousness that would have done Caligula proud. In fact, the Oasis brought together an assortment of art tarts, ex-cons, leather daddies, college students, ravers, bohos, and even a tourist or two who normally don’t rub shoulders, never mind other body parts.
The Ugly Side of Performance Art.There was a little too much crowd participation required when performance artist CURT LeMIEUX, sweaty and clad only in a jockstrap, repeatedly hurled himself at audience members while pleading to be spanked during Fairy, a two-night- durational art event at Side Street Live.
The Day of the Geriatric Locusts.The Cinema Arts Gallery resembled a mosh pit, with elbowing seniors packed toupee-to-bad-toupee, trying to grab the hors d’oeuvres, on the opening night of the CLARK GABLE CENTURY photography exhibit.
Altered Pates.No baseball hats, no scraggly ponytails, just a lot of Hair Club for Men candidates at the opening of a photo show that featured work by YUL BRYNNER.