The Cod Pieces are Back (I miss the yarn) or: how is little Jimmy gonna get ripped if there is GENITALIA EVERYWHERE
Not only in the summer do we feel the glow of censorship here in DC. It's been a warm winter and we get a a nice tepid January spike with the recent removal of Angela White and Regina Miele's works at the Results Gym Mid City artist's show.
The Post's reliable source reports on it this morning with an off-putting light hearted lack of alarm. But don't worry, it's not censorship, says club director Sarah French, it's just that darned policy:
"Because of our familty friendly environment, we don't hang artwork that adults wouldn't feel comfortable discussing with their children."Now if I'm taking my tween kids to the gym to get their beefcake game on I think it's time to tell them the story of the smudge of paint that is the penis--lest some ellipictical addicted pervert in the steamer shows him first. Hmm, so you got this body thing right, and grab that protein pack and shove it in the creatine booste--whoaDUDEGETTHAT PENISOUTOFHERE!!
You can see the censored works here. Story at painterly visions too.
EDIT: oh yeah, open thread. Should DC galleries (or psuedogym/office arenas lay down some ideas about nudity in their spaces before they alter, ripup, or cancel a show? Or should we just be glad alternative spaces like this exist?