Pulp and Circumstance

Is it porn or is it art? is always a question that gets debated with people's nekkid parts show up on the walls of galleries, homes and museums. Collectors and appreciators of vintage porn are a special breed, regarding the images not so much as a source of entertainment or arousal, but rather a time capsule of life before/during the sexual revolution. These images, from a time before internet and pay-per-view porn were the norm, had a lasting effect on local photographer and '60s child Scogin Mayo. His fascination with porn has led to his new series of photographs, Pulp Fictions, which is on exhibit at the Magnolia Gallery (located inside the West Village's Magnolia Theatre). Ripping images from the pages of girlie mags of days gone by, Mayo has applied Pop and Dada conventions to redefine the images in a novel way. The opening reception for Mayo's Pulp Fictions is Thursday night from 8pm to 11pm at the Magnolia Gallery and is free to the public. Pulp Fictions will be on display now through June 26 during regular theater hours at the Magnolia Theatre, 3699 McKinney Ave. Call 214-683-9134 or visit magnoliagallerydallas.com.
May 26-June 26, 2011

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