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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.
July 28 - September 6, 2008
Los Angeles, CA

Flazh!Alley Studio
presents:
Wim Noir - Men In Suits
Original Oil Paintings by Wim Griffith


Image by Wim Griffith


Open to the public on San Pedro’s monthly 1st Thursday Art Walks
on August 7 , 2008 from 7 – 11 PM,
on September 4, 2008 from 7 – 11 PM,
and by appointment.
Adults only, please.

Wim Noir-Men in Suits is the latest and most evocative series by nationally acclaimed gay Southern California artist, Wim Griffith. Mr. Griffith, who worked in the film industry in his early career and is now a fine artist, has created a body of work influenced by the early days of Hollywood. Wim Noir-Men In Suits is a new collection of original oil paintings inspired by film noir.

This collection of images where figures lingering in shadows suggest a multitude of stories depicts a dark aesthetic. In this gritty world there is cold seduction from the “Man’s Man” demi heroes of the World War II era, and yet, rising with their smoldering, Fine American Tobacco there is the heat generated from an unspoken homoerotic tension between the players.

Wim’s work presents a stylized reality. Through a mix of impressionism and classical realism, this Wim Noir series is Griffith's ultimate in chiaroscuro. Light and shadows behave as their own semi-allegorical characters.

Exhibited in galleries throughout Southern California and the rest of the U.S. Mr. Griffith's fine art includes bronze busts of Bob Newhart, James Gardner, Bill Cosby, Norman Lear, including an almost finished bust of the legendary Dinah Shore for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, in Hollywood and trompe l'oeil murals for Disney's El Capitan Theater and for the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California.

Flazh!Alley Studio
Gallery Hours: By appointment and invitation. Adults only.
Open to the public on San Pedro’s monthly 1st Thursday Art Walks.
Private parties are invited.

1113 S. Pacific Ave. Suite 'B', San Pedro, CA 90731 Map 310.833.3633
(Park in the large city parking lot behind Ramona Bakery at Pacific Ave. & 11th Street.)
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