If your idea of a party includes gender-role-exploring conceptual art, a cash sushi bar, and local band Thunderlizards in drag, you aren’t going to believe this; All of the above things are included in the XXYXX art show, planned for Thursday, May 2 at The Lightbulb Club.
The show, created by locals Jane Kang and Kayla Moore, will feature paintings, sculpture, comics, mixed-media pieces, performance art and installation work by 13 local artists, all of which are intended to explore aspects of modern gender roles.
Kang said she got the idea for the show after recently shaving off her long, blue hair.
“Once people realized what I’d done, I felt like they began treating me differently,” said Kang. “It was as though I was being defined by my hair, and I thought that was really interesting.”
Fortunately for Kang, her neighbor had recorded video of her head-shaving, and the footage became the first piece for the show.
In addition to Kang and Moore, other artists who will exhibit work include Sarah Creasman, Paul Herrera, Anna Hutchison, Whitney Johnston, Sarah Levine, Landon Montgomery, Paul Skains, Lyndsey Smith and Clay Wilson.
The show will feature music by local band Thunderlizards, who will play a set dressed in drag, and Perpetual Werewolf, who will perform a set of Joy Division/New Order songs.
The event will also include a cash bar with artful sushi from local restaurant, Meiji.
Admission is a $3 suggested donation, and includes a goodie bag. Doors open at 5 p.m., and music will begin at 7 p.m.
For a bit more information, visit the event page on Facebook.