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Somebody's Got to Do It 

Wednesday, Aug 21 2013

Promising art that "runs from comical to carnivorous and from haute to hairy," and with 32 pieces by 32 artists, "Doing Your Dirty Work" serves up a veritable pornucopia of erotic art. According to the curators, the call for submissions drew hundreds of entries from all over the country, including many "from artists whose sexual work is excluded from their otherwise successful careers." (Don't you hate when HR cramps your style?) There is plenty of spicy variety. Anna Maria Pinaka's nudes have bedhead and untidy rooms, but her photos capture unscripted moments and one perfect kiss, wet and steamy. Then there's "Foot Crotch" by Ariel Springfield, one of SF Weekly's emerging artist Masterminds, which takes playing footsie to another level entirely. As the curators state, "art about sex is every bit as valid, complex, compelling, beautiful, ugly, and sophisticated as art ever is."

July 5-Aug. 30, 2013

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