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04/10/14

PAGES, the Photo Exhibit, Is Now Available for Your Viewing Pleasure

First came my debut photo book, PAGES… And now some of the images are on display in an exhibit (also called “PAGES”) at ClampArt Gallery through May 17th.

The opening was a packed affair and a whirlwind experience. My photos are in small room—it’s an intimate exhibit—and I think they look great! I hope you can stop by to see them.

 

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BEFORE – Gallery owner Brian Clamp and I eagerly await opening night guests.

 

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DURING – Art connoisseurs galore!

 

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AFTER – Posing with Sam Cate Gumpert and Elizabeth Jaeger, co-owners of Peradam, which published PAGES. And they did a hell of a lot of work getting the exhibit up, too!

 

(All photos by Christian Grattan for ArtFagCity.com, which covered the opening. Also, I posted some photos at my Facebook page.)

 

03/30/14

Pinch Me, I Must Be Dreaming—I’m Having a Photo Exhibit!

Excitement reigns!  It’s time for my first big photo exhibit, featuring images from my debut book, PAGES.

The location is ClampArt Gallery, in the heart of Chelsea’s art district. The opening is Thursday, April 3rd (from 6 to 8pm), and the exhibit runs through May 17th.

All the photos are of my friend Page. It is my honor to pay her tribute. (And does she ever owe me a thank you. Kidding! I owe her…)

 

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Big Thanks to the book’s publisher, Peradam, for helping make this happen!

 

03/11/14

A Big Article on the Internet—By Me!

My first lengthy feature article in quite a while is now available for your reading pleasure at the sex-and-culture website, Nerve.com. 

The subject is NYC’s drag scene from the late 1980s to the mid ’90s, and features photos that I took during the era. (The article’s format is based on my multi-media project The Drag Explosion.)

 

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Many thanks to Nerve editor Brian Moylan for commissioning me to write the piece. Makes me want to do more!

 

03/03/14

My Year So Far—and EXCITING Stuff Coming Up!

Time to take stock of my year so far… and what’s in store next.

 

Among my January highlights:

*I finally got to see the complete version of the 1968 cinematic masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey, which I’d always resisted watching until I could see it at a theater. At long last, the opportunity arrived. What a trippy movie—2001 is transcendent!

 

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Baby, you’re outta this world!

 

Also in January, I got to reconnect with my drag peer Vaginal Davis, who was in town from Berlin to host some artsy stuff, including a panel discussion about Bob Mizer, famed for his homoerotic beefcake photography. As always, she was a hoot!

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Vaginal Davis with her gal pal, performance artist and musician Bibbe Hansen.

 

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One of Mizer’s undressed cowboys.

 

As for February…

I played host to my friend Franky, who now lives in Miami. Back in the day, we hung out a lot in drag, when she was known as Francine.

 

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Flloyd, Francine and I in the back of a limo in 1995.

 

Nowadays, he goes for a more manly look and is still quite striking.

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His hair now is practically down to his ass! My shower was so clogged… Kidding!

 

And on the horizon…

*My first major photography exhibit is coming up! Photos from my debut photo book, PAGES, are going to be on display at ClampArt Gallery! The show is in the small room, but it’s still an incredible honor!

*During the exhibit, I’m planning another presentation of my slideshow extravaganza, The Drag Explosion, featuring my photos of NYC’s drag scene from the late 1980s to the mid ’90s. Also, I have an article about my photos coming up in Nerve.com. I believe it’s hitting the Internet tomorrow!

*I’m expanding my Bingo boundaries! Tomorrow, March 4th, I’m launching a Tuesday-night event at Cibar Lounge. And on March 12th, I’ll be hosting with Murray Hill at Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club in Brooklyn, which is either going to be a weekly or monthly event.

 

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Please join me for some fun and games!

 

02/11/14

Reporting from Sochi

On the way to the winners podium…

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  • Linda Simpson

    Linda Simpson

    Background Information

    Occupation:

    NYC drag queen;
    Renaissance gal

    Years active:

    1988–Present

    Website:

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    For over two decades, Linda Simpson has been one of New York City 's most high-profile drag queens as a nightlife personality, journalist playwright and documentarian. She currently makes her living as a game-show hostess and party promoter, while also pursuing various creative and artistic projects. Known for her witty demeanor, fine-tuned camp sensibility and unique blend of sass and class, Linda enthusiastically embraces the role she was born to play—a reigning queen!

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