photo of: Squeaky Blonde
by: Austin Young
(Dollmaker,zine queen & photographer)
Kook has some splendorous schemes up her knickers...
Recollecting about many of the prominent figures in her life, Kook realized the influences of her drag/trans idols and peers seem to be outcasts from the mass typical drag/queer/trans community.
Each one re-inventing self-expression and becoming leaders in the art society
world wide through music,film and make-up artistry...
*jAMES ST JAMES
(to name a few)
Kook was hit with the thought to pay HOMOage to them and curate a show inspired by their disguises,persona's and transitions from ordinary to extraordinary.
Another element of inspiration was the upcoming "Greer Lankton" exhibit occurring the following day on:
Friday July 9th in Hollywood:
ONE archive Gallery Museum (626 N Robertson Blvd).
Greer (1958-1996) was a portrait dollmaker and trans-gender punk artist. Her portrait dolls reflected such warholian stars as Candy Darling, anorexia beauties and obese side-show esque females.
Kook hand-picked some of her favorite artist to participate in this installation which will take place in L.A's bohemian neighborhood "Silverlake":
Friday July 8th
2874 Rowena Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90039
Featured art in
doll-form,paint,canvas,photography and mosaic tiles by:
Jer Ber Jones
Kook Teflon (Miss Oblivious)
with a live performance by Seattles notorious