Oct 082013
 
Artifice and Seduction: the work of Pierre et Gilles

by Erin Fae

Pierre Commoy and Gilles Blanchad are partners in love and in art. But for these two men, art and love might be the same thing. The duo, who go by the moniker Pierre et Gilles, have been together since the mid-1970s and have created art as a team ever since. Looking at their work is like falling in love…or lust, for the first time.

Femina Potens

 Posted by on September 26, 2013
Sep 262013
 
Femina Potens

by Erin Fae

You might not think of yourself as an art gallery-going type, but sex-positive porn star Madison Young wants to change that. Then again, her San Francisco community-based space, Femina Potens, is not your typical art gallery.

Interview with Laurenn McCubbin

 Posted by on August 14, 2013
Aug 142013
 
Interview with Laurenn McCubbin

Erin Fae

Artist Laurenn McCubbin’s work commands your attention. You can’t ignore her bold lines, her combination of text and illustration, or her smart edgy narratives, which challenge institutionalized ideas and old stereotypes. The Las Vegas-based artist has explored sex and sex work in fine art, comics, and illustration.

Aug 042013
 
Gender Outlaw: On Men, Woman and the Rest of Us

By Widow Centauri

Though Gender Outlaw (Bornstein 1994) is a little bit older I chose to review it as my first review for Fearless Press for two reasons. First, it is a canonical book in the field of trans issues. I often find myself recommending it to friends who know little to nothing about transgender politics.

The Haunting of Aunia Kahn

 Posted by on April 25, 2013
Apr 252013
 
The Haunting of Aunia Kahn

By T.M. Bernard

Her images are haunting, eerie, sensual and provocative. Rich in symbolism, sparse in color selection, though not in hue, the figurative works by Aunie Kahn, a world-recognized self-taught American artist, reflects a childhood marred by abuse and pain. Kahn sought refuge through creativity and the arts, to facilitate the healing process