Thursday, June 7, 2012

Drag Better Half to SoHo Photo Premiere

I was so happy to be included in a fierce and unique photographic art project called "My Better Half."  The only thing more fun than modeling for the project is going to the Art Premiere Receptions!  Renowned photographer Rich Odell digitally alters two photos of famous Drag Queen personalities and the Men who create and portray them, into one image of the two personas interacting. In my image, Mr. Clover Welsh playfully shoves a piece of cake into Lady Clover Honey's receptive mouth!  I showcased some of these images in a group show I curated at the Leslie Lohman Gay & Lesbian Art Museum called "Strike A Pose" with the Fresh Fruit Festival in 2008. Odell had his first New York City solo show of his images at the prestigious SoHo Photo Gallery in Downtown Manhattan with the opening night on June 7, 2012.  Other Divas, besides Lady Clover Honey who modeled for the exhibit included Sherry Vine, Epiphany, Honey LaBronx, Kitten Withawhip, Vera Wylde, Tupperware's Aunt Barbara and others.  We were surprised to see producer/director Steven Spielberg at the reception.  He is actually a big admirer of photographic art.