PHOTOGRAPHY BY BOB MIZER
DEVOTION – EXCAVATING BOB MIZER
I’m still dreaming about the beefcakes after attending the opening of Bob Mizer’s latest exhibition ‘Devotion: Excavating Bob Mizer’ at 80WSE Gallery, what an amazing show. The exhibition is curated by Billy Miller and Jonathan Berger, in collaboration with Dennis Bell of The Bob Mizer Foundation. It’s Bob’s first “major institutional” solo show and covers several chapters of his illustrious career that spanned 5 decades, dealing with the male physique. I saw images of handsome men with their hair done that looked fresh and contemporary, just like the boys we want to fuck today. In addition to the artwork on view there are several stations of students archiving the multitude of costumes, negatives and Polaroids relating to his body of work. Bob Mizer is a pioneer whose ground-breaking imagery opened doors for so many artists, hence all the new male bodies gracing the walls of galleries these days. Thank you Bob.