Best Art Gallery Show (2008)

'Roll for a Cure' at Grand Central Art Center's Rental and Sales Gallery

This show was awesome in at least three ways. Featuring plaster casts of the bare breasts of the OC RollerGirls derby team, it was awesome as pure (ahem) titillation. It was also surprisingly awesome as fine art; the casts had been gorgeously decorated by various local artists, with work ranging from the campy fun of the Elvis makeover Ivanna S. Pankin gave to skater Disco Dervish's double-Ds to the creepy beauty of Thomas Griego's re-imagining of skater Jacqueline Hyde's chest as a kind of Alice in Wonderland playset. Finally, the proceeds went to the Breast Cancer Angels and the Keep-a-Breast Foundation, so the show was also an awesome charity project. When something works as smut, fine art and charity, that's a whole lot of awesome in one place.


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