Organized by Gio Black Peter. Hosted by Casey Spooner, Jacolby Satterwhite and GAYLETTER. DJs sets by Tyler Stone and Gio. Video Installation by Paul Gunn
Here's what you can and should do on the last night of of the year
Hello, Hello, Hello,
Welcome to GAYLETTER’s NYE round-up. Here you’ll find a list of all the best parties you can attend this Saturday night. We will probably be at least a couple of them, so if you see us, feel free to stop by and say hello. A kiss would also be nice. And if you’re feeling extra friendly a quick handy would also be a wonderful way to welcome in the New Year.
See you in 2017!
PARTY: Love Is the Message Benefit
NYE is my favorite holidays because it’s based on nothing religious and everything revolves around alcohol. Not really sure what else to say. So, yeah, if you’re like me, you’re trying to get this weekend started on the right foot. Eli Escobar is a sweetheart and rounded up some fabulous DJs to put on an amazing evening at Good Room that will graciously say goodbye to 2016 “by sharing some love on the dancefloor. Twelve NYC DJs are donating their time for the ‘Love is the Message Benefit’ with all proceeds going to the Trevor Project and the International Refugee Assistance Project.” Some of my favorite NY DJs will be spinning (Amber Valentine, JD Samson). After a really wonky year, this is the really your best way to put a start to the end.
$20, 10:00pm, Good Room, 98 Meserole Ave. Brooklyn, NY.
PARTY: Glitter Fest
This is about the gayest of gay events you could attend this NYE. …
Brian Clamp at ClampArt informed me earlier this week about this book signing that they’ll be hosting at the gallery on Thursday, December 8th. I asked for the book because I was curious the moment I read the word ‘Bel Ami‘ in the title. The book that I am talking about of course contains nude photographs of some of the Bel Ami boys by the American photographer Rick Day.
We got the book delivered to the office and the first thing our office mate William told me was, “it’s a statement, you need a large table for it not to eat the whole surface…” The next morning, I finally got to see the book in person and my reaction was like, “m m m it’s not that big” (15.25×11.75 inches), but the dicks in it certainly are. Uncut, large, fluffy, tasty looking penises are in abundance in this lush tome.
Thank God for Bel Ami, and God bless those uncut penises. You can see their asses too, which are nice, oh and the boys are also Bel Ami level cute. Brian told me that at the signing they’ll also have “18 framed photographs on display from the project.” So you can not only purchase the book there, but also own one of those prints. Here’s a preview of what to expect.
This show is curated by Mark Beard, who has spent the last two decades keeping alive the legacy of artist Bruce Sargeant. Sargeant is a painter who “largely concentrated on the idealization and celebration of the male form. Had Sargeant not met with a tragic and untimely death at the age of 40, he may have gone on to achieve the fame and renown awarded to such painters as James McNeill Whistler, Thomas Eakins, and Winslow Homer — artists to whom his style is often compared. Instead, Sargeant’s oeuvre remained relatively unknown for years until it was brought to light by the efforts of Beard.”
This Thursday, December 1st, ClampArt is hosting an opening reception for Mark Beard’s show Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938): Parlor, Gymnasium & Field. “The current exhibition gathers canvases in which Sargeant portrays his young models in various private settings such as the parlor and studio; to quasi-public spaces including the gymnasium; on to the field and in the great outdoors. Mark Beard’s selection of a wide array of scenes reflects his great uncle’s interest in men of all social echelons — from ranchers and people of the working class up the social ladder to sportsmen and art collectors alike.”
Sounds like a wonderful show, and it’s heartening to see a forgotten queer artist finally been given his dues.
Mark Beard [Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)], “Two Friends,” n.d., Oil on canvas, 20×24 inches, Courtesy of ClampArt, New York City.
Mark Beard [Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)], “Hunter in Lederhosen,” n.d., Oil on canvas, 60×36 inches, Courtesy of ClampArt, New York City. …
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