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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.
April 22 - May 27, 2006
Los Angeles, CA
G727
presents: 
Outings
Investigating male/male use of public space in LA


Image by Michael Gregg Michaud

Recent Work by
Dino Dinco
Rigo Maldonado
Michael Gregg Michaud
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Featuring a collaborative project with
John Rechy
Author of Numbers, City of Night
and the Sexual Outlaw

Co-curators: Adrian Rivas and Pilar Tompkins

Gallery 727 is pleased to present Outings, a group exhibition exploring public spaces in Los Angeles that have traditionally been appropriated by gay men for male/male encounters. These urban spaces tend to be unassuming areas within the city’s everyday landscape – from the alleyway of Melrose Avenue, to wooded areas like Griffith and Elysian Parks as described in books written by John Rechy and other gay/lesbian underground novelists.

These settings hold a silent tension within them; one that is filled with a fleeting sense of longing, love and loneliness. Controversy shadows these locations, as urban revitalization projects and gentrification force city planers to confront their existence and their relevance to surrounding communities.

Once viewed as a mainstay for anonymous trysts, the nature of these domains today shifts as the internet and changes in societal acceptance have transformed interpersonal channels.

Venue:
G727
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11 AM to 6 PM
727 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014 Map 213.627.9563

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“…I named what I thought was an enormous sum. Without blinking an eye, he gathered up my life work and handed me the amount I asked for: $70… I didn’t expect more. Remember that homosexuality was forbidden in most of the Western world; so all those businesses were illegal, black market. I knew that they wouldn’t have paid me more anyway — or so I believed then.”
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