ARTWORK BY MICHAEL VOLKAR
LGBTQ Art In L.A.
Fine art, spirituality and the dance of darkness.
A 28 year old West Hollywood artist by day and GoGo dancer by night, Michael Volkmar “loves to work in a wide range of artistic mediums from costume design-to graphic design,” however, his true passion, he tells THE FIGHT, is “fine art using pen & ink. Last year my pen & ink work was even featured in the Beverly Hills Art Show.”
“Growing up in an extremely religious town with strict religious parents my rebellion toward following what I was taught has always been a theme in my artwork,” reveals Volkmar. “I’m constantly exploring themes of religion, gods, and what spirituality means to me now.”
For more info visit www.MichaelVolkar.com
Travis Wood is a Butoh performance artist and producer living in Silver Lake. He has appeared in clubs, alleys, street corners, theaters, and festivals throughout California. He was first introduced to Butoh, also known as “the dance of darkness,” when he toured for many years with the Dream Circus Theatre troupe. He is also a producer of several queer performance art events in Los Angeles: The Adonis Project, Get More Gay with Ian MacKinnon, and the infamous Planet Queer—an LGBTQ Theatre event in Silver Lake.
For more info visit www.planetqueer.org.