We Love Art: Good Vibrations Group Art Opening and Reception Featuring Photography and Paintings by Rink Foto, Kija Lucas and Sholeh Asgary

Last night Good Vibrations hosted another fabulous art opening at our Polk Street gallery and – wow!  What a great turnout of art lovers!  The show will be up through January 20th and you can pop in anytime during store hours and see for yourself!

Rink Fotos selected photos from his years as a photo journalist yielded many funny, sexy, and poignant scenes, most notably his larger-than-life snap of Divine.  His extensive career as a photographer for the LGBTQ community include coverage of demonstrations, street fairs, and personal photos of key people in the movement.

Kija Lucas uses lens-based media to discuss ideas about place and personal history. Her images use household objects and domestic tableaux to ask questions of how heritage and environment shape individuals. Lucas was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and currently resides in Oakland, California. She holds a A from San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA from Mills College. Her work has been exhibited in Northern California, Mexico and Italy.

Sholeh Asgary, a Bay Area transplant, is currently completing her last year towards an MFA at Mills College in Oakland.  “Effacement is a series of abstracted watercolor portraits exploring notions of identity through cosmetic manipulations. In these pieces, the effects of “extreme” plastic surgery as a modern day tool to self expression is examined in the surface of the face. In the pursuit of perfection for the “idea” of face, the physical face is ultimately effaced, resulting in a raw canvas that represents a reconciliation between the inner and outer worlds of one’s self, the abstract and the actual.

Dr. Charlie Glickman

Charlie Glickman is the Education Program Manager at Good Vibrations. He also writes, blogs, teaches workshops and university courses, presents at conferences, and trains sexuality educators. He’s certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, and loves geeking out about sex, relationships, sex-positivity, love and shame, communities of erotic affiliation, and sexual practices and techniques of all varieties. Follow him online, on Twitter at @charlieglickman, or on Facebook.

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