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Big ‘Breasts’ Art Show Set to Reveal Itself - By jkukura - March 10, 2017 - SF Weekly
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Big ‘Breasts’ Art Show Set to Reveal Itself

Photographer: Melinda Paix

Your rack of weekend activities should perhaps include Sunday night’s all-breasts, all-the-time art show at Public Works called “Breasts: An Art Exhibit of Form and Function”. More than 100 artists’ breast-themed works will be on full display, and SF Weekly asked the organizers to show us their tips on how they paired up this wild evening of art and live entertainment.

“We want to focus on the artfulness and the timeless shape of the breast,” the show’s producer Ezra Croft tells SF Weekly. “The breast itself, in all of its shapes and colors and sizes, is one of those timeless forms.”

Photographer: Benjamin Wester

 

The show is an eclectic mix of contributions from artists across the gender, cultural, and artistic spectrum. “There’s surrealism, there’s Dadaism, there’s photography, There’s very striking emotional pieces,” Croft says. “It’s almost too broad to describe. It tells a story about the identity of people with breasts.”

These puppies aren’t the only thing you’ll see for your price of admission, as the live entertainment lineup includes DJs, burlesque, Rafa’s One Man Band, and walkaround performance art by a group called Repulse Women.

Painting: Derreck Jackson

 

But it’s the art that will really bust out at you. “The people I paint are real people,” painter of the above work  Derrek Jackson tells SF Weekly. “They’re not people I found on Google or Instagram. They’re actually real people. I feel like that shows, they’re not super fake-looking.”

Croft’s motivation for organizing the show isn’t just to titillate people, but also to keep the local arts scene bouncing.

Painting: Laura Lineback

 

“The National Endowment for the Arts just got canned,” he says. “Art, right now, is so important to people. Getting art into people’s houses and keeping artists working and thriving in this city is almost as important as the financial aspects of San Francisco. I’m doing everything I can to keep art alive and kicking in San Francisco.”

Breasts: An Art Exhibit of Form and Function” will be on display on Sunday, March 12 at Public Works (161 Erie Street) from 7 p.m. until closing time. Advance tickets for $12 are available online, otherwise admission is $15 at the door.