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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.
February 5 - March 13, 2005
Ventura, CA

XArt Gallery
and
The San Buenaventura Artists' Union Gallery

and
The Lifestyles Organization

present:

"LAXposed"
The 15th Annual Sensual & Erotic Art Exhibition

Featuring the work of artists: Sia Aryai, David Bloksberg, Sandra Chang, Lord Tim Hudson, Steve Montiglio, Lea Morales, Karyann, Dean Karr, Pornotopia.com, Michael Robles, Brain Soucy, Sagemonn, Karin Swildens, Martin Tellez, Tiffany Trenda, Frank Venadas, Robert Watson Jr. and many more.

Two Artist Receptions
Saturday February 5 and 12, 2005
For times, contact the gallery.

The 15th Annual Sensual & Erotic Art Exhibition: LAXposed, organized by The XART Gallery in Los Angeles and sponsored by The Lifestyles Organization, is a comprehensive survey of a remarkably dynamic and growing body of work. This survey demonstrates that contemporary artists living and working in the Southern California area have created a sense of identity and cohesion. In the past few decades these artists have emerged as powerful agents of change and a new social drive for freedom of expression.

“Erotic artwork is the clearest and most accurate mirror of a given society,” said XArt Gallery Director Luis De La Cruz. “Critics will of course expend much energy and effort in arguing the erotic or artistic qualities of the work in question. What they are in fact asking is how we distinguish between pornography and art when there is a match of content: nothing but sex in both. Our argument is that it is due to the conjuncture of the pornographic with the erotic that the artwork enjoys such insistent acclaim, and that the arguments for its aesthetics ‘in spite’ of its pornographic qualities reveal the fundamental investments of art.”

Venue:
The San Buenaventura Artists’ Union Gallery

330 California Street, Ventura, CA 93001 Map  Info: 805.643.3012
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