“For the Man: The 9-to-5 Show”

Filmmaker and arts activist Stephanie Saint Sanchez is redefining what it means to be a “working artist.” It’s well known that art rarely pays the bills — most artists hold down 9-to-5 jobs, producing art on their own time. So for the exhibit Saint Sanchez curated at Gallery 1724, “For the Man: The 9-to-5 Show,” Saint Sanchez challenged artists to strike back at this state of affairs by producing art in their non-arty workplaces. Contributors two-timed their employers by creating art while on the clock.

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Gallery 1724

1724 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77005

Category: Art Galleries

Region: Kirby-West U

One contributor, Julie Wallace, says, “A lot of artists feel they have to hide the best parts of themselves at work. I know performance artists — especially if their work is about sexuality — who have to create whole separate online identities. Some of them are teachers.” The series of work Wallace has contributed to “The 9-to-5 Show” is called Hidden Pussy at Work and consists of picture postcards of her vagina, which fans can purchase for $3 and then deposit in the hiding places at their own workplace, just as she shows herself doing in hers. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Through June 25. 1724 Bissonnet Street. For information, call 713-582-1198 or visit www.gallery1724.blogspot.com. Free.
Mondays-Saturdays. Starts: May 14. Continues through June 25, 2011

 
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