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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.
December 4, 2006 - January 13, 2007
Los Angeles, CA

San Pedro Photographic Studio and Gallery
presents:
The Games We Play
The Game Board Portrait Series by Susan Dampf


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Oil On Trivial Pursuit Game Board by Susan Dampf

Open to the public on San Pedro’s monthly 1st Thursday Art Walk
on January 4, 2007 from 7 – 11 PM and by appointment.
Adults only, please.

The ultimate game for most of humanity is called "life," and Long Beach artist, Susan Dampf, from her keen observations of people, has produced a series of "game board portraits" engaging a specific lifestyle she knows intimately, "The Lesbian."

What inspired Ms. Dampf to create this series was that she wanted to cause others to examine their own state of being, how they see the world, and the games they play in order to create the illusion of their intended life. Her desire is that each viewer will place themselves in the role of one of the characters in her paintings and apply the ensuing game dialog to their own life.

This provocative and beautifully rendered series places lesbians in highly visible and vulnerable states of being as each character's special game is exposed against a canvas of a Clue, Parcheesi, Monopoly etc, game board. Lesbians from all walks of life are represented in "The Games We Play" including Ms. Dampf 's illustrious fans and supporters such as LGBT icon, actor and activist, Ivy Bottini, author ("Dykes To Watch Out For" and "Fun House"), Alison Bechdel and author and playwright ("Gay Old Girls" and "Secret Service: Untold Stories of Lesbians in the Military"), Zsa Zsa Gershick.

San Pedro Photographic Studio and Gallery
Gallery Hours: By appointment and invitation. Adults only.
Private parties are invited.

1113 S. Pacific Ave. Suite 'B', San Pedro, CA 90731 Map 310.514.9240
(Park in the large city parking lot behind Ramona Bakery at Pacific Ave. & 11th Street.)
San Pedro Photographic Studio and Gallery Website
e-mail: flazhalley@aol.com

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NAKED MEN
“I almost never draw a completely naked man. He has to have at least a pair of boots or something on. To me, a fully dressed man is more erotic than a naked one. A naked man is, of course beautiful, but dress him in black leather or a uniform — ah, then he is more than beautiful, then he is sexy!”
— Tom of Finland