Join us for the public reception for the opening of Stroke: From Under the Mattress to the Museum Wall, a historical retrospective of sexy and erotic illustrations by artists who made work for the gay male magazines from the 1950s to the 1990s. Presented in partnership with Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York.
Light refreshments provided.
Curated by New York-based artist Robert W. Richards, the Fort Lauderdale edition of Stroke will feature 24 original illustrations. This exhibition of a forgotten body of work not only explores the male form, but for the first time ever, offers an examination of gay male private life, as experienced through magazines which were available on nearly every street corner in America – but often kept under their mattresses for fear of being discovered. The exhibition will feature some original illustrations that appeared in the magazines, along with other works of art that have never been seen publicly.