"I was always a wanna-be lesbian"

Danica Phelps is a new woman. The provocative young artist has found love, and it has re-created her art. Holland Cotter wrote in 2002 that she had "turned accounting into an art form." This week she will be showing how she has re-adjusted her accounting.

Fabulous Zach Feuer's sassy LFL Gallery opens its Fall season with a show of her art and her, . . . um, living environment, titled "Integrating Sex into Everyday Life".

It's actually her coming-out party as well, so the opening reception Friday should be a hoot. An excerpt from her invitation:

I was always a wanna-be lesbian. At Hampshire College, even with half my friends being lesbians, I didn't think I qualified, you know? I realize now, that wishing you could be a lesbian is not like wishing you could be tall which you literally can't change. Sometimes the changes are pretty involved (I'm so glad I didn't have kids), but WOW, it's worth it to be able to love a woman.

This has, of course, all manifested itself in my rather diary like drawings. A friend of mine once asked me why there wasn't any sex in my work, and I said, "Well, there isn't much sex in my life....". Now there is. I'm having a show in September called "Integrating Sex into Everyday Life" because that's what it's felt like this past year for me.

So please come by and see the show and say hi and let's catch up. I'll be living in the gallery for the month and I'll be there almost everyday, so you'll be pretty sure to catch me.


The exhibition will run from September 5th to October 4th, 2003. The opening will be on Friday, September 5th, from 6 to 8 PM. The gallery is located at 530 West 24th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.

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Published on September 3, 2003 7:26 PM.

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