Demimonde: The Art of Molly Crabapple

February 5, 2008

Ok, technically this isn’t at all a review. In fact, it’s got a different prefix entirely. This is a preview of Demimonde: The Art of Molly Crabapple, a solo art show curated by yours truly, Audacia Ray. I’ve started curating bimonthly erotic art shows at Arena Studios in SoHo, NYC – and this is my second one.

The show isn’t open to the public yet – the public doesn’t get to see it until Friday (full details below). So in the meantime, you can sample a little internet video preview. Enjoy!

Demimonde: The Art of Molly Crabapple
curated by Audacia Ray
opening on
Friday, February 8th, from 7-10 pm
Work hangs from February 8 to April 4
Arena Studios
407 Broome St, Suite 7A

In the 19th century, the term “Demimonde” referred to the world of the theatre, of bohemia and of high-end sex-work: where style was traded for money and class transgression was possible- though often at great personal cost. As the American safety net falls apart, we’re once again turning to the Demimonde for consolation.

Molly Crabapple’s “Demimonde” explores this half-world of sex, ambition and artifice. It also marks the debut of her new series of large scale works.

Held at the sumptuous Arena Studios, with free champagne and free Dr. Sketchy’s burlesque drawing in the back room. Bring your sketchpads.


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