Dani Katz

Lumpy, Bumpy and Beautiful

Billy Shire Fine Arts is playing host to a preview of Dave Cooper’s appropriately titled “Observations on the Soft Underbellies of Mostly Pillowy Girls,” and I sneak in with three friends. Mere moments after we get inside, we four supposed adults — whose respective ages begin with a numeric succession......

The Art of Masturbation

Tim Biskup sits behind a table smack dab in the middle of Billy Shire Fine Arts Gallery, looking all bright-eyed and bushy-faced, more slacker rock star than established art god. He dutifully doodles for the dozen or so adoring fans and collectors who are queued up for a chat and......

Semi-Naked Defiance

My girlfriend and I arrived late to the Topanga Beach Resistance Sexy Costume Party. We drove through a creek, wound our way around a tree and parked behind an economically diverse assortment of mud-splattered cars. Charlotte noted in sotto voce the Amazon woman wearing a string of Barbie dolls around......

The Beautiful and the Dead

When my girlfriend Minerva invited me to meet her at Ace Gallery for last Wednesday night’s opening extravaganza, I had little interest in the unveiling of Melanie Pullen’s “High Fashion Crime Scenes” exhibit. But I wanted to see Minerva and was mildly curious about what promised to be a dazzling......