407 Broome Street, Bell 7A, 7th Floor
New York City, New York

Arena Studios presents…
Demimonde: The Art of Molly Crabapple
curated by Audacia Ray
Friday, February 8th, from 7-10 pm
Work hang from February 8-April 8
Arena Studios
407 Broome St, Suite 7A

In the 19th century, the term "Demimonde" referred to the world of the theatre, of bohemia and of high-end sex-work: where style was traded for money and class transgression was possible- though often at great personal cost. As the American safety net falls apart, we're once again turning to the Demimonde for consolation.

Molly Crabapple's "Demimonde" explores this half-world of sex, ambition and artifice. It also marks the debut of her new series o flarge scale works.

Held at the sumptuous Arena Studios, with free champagne and free Dr. Sketchy's burlesque drawing in the back room. Bring your sketchpads.

About the Artist: Molly Crabapple is an award-winning artist, author, and the founder of Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School, a chain of burlesque drawing classes with 50 branches around the world. She's best known for her sexy, sarcastic Victoriana. She works in pen, ink and watercolour, and lives in Brooklyn.

Official Website: http://www.mollycrabapple.com

Added by mollycrabapple on January 8, 2008