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South Florida's independent source of local news and culture. Kat Bein August 21, AM. When was the last time you checked your local Craigslist personals? The sad messages, often written in broken English, present a bleak, pervy view of singles culture. Why not post a Craigslist personal ad titled " Latina Seeks Thug ," explaining she wanted said thug "to make a baby with. It began as a joke, but now it's a thoughtful, offensive, and hilarious exhibition at Little Haiti Country Club — with a closing party this Friday night.
The daring show is one of 30 exhibits in the old church turned pop-up gallery and event space, which has filled its halls with work representative of the neighborhood's multigenerational artists. It stands out for its size and immediacy, certainly the sexiest piece at the LHCC. Also, it features a five-foot penis. It's totally different dating down here, meeting people. It's slim pickin's. She thought the responses to such an ad would make a killer zine. She wrote and posted the ad, including her real personal information, but then went to sleep and forgot about the whole thing.
The fact that a complete stranger will send a dick pic to a stranger is hilarious to me. I probably would do the same thing, though, if I had a dick. She's not afraid to put herself out there. But "Latina Seeks Thug," in part, is about exposing the difference between solicited and uninvited sexual advances, as well as shining a light on the unwelcome catcalls women face in their everyday life. It's very real, and it's shit that we all go through.
After that initial response, she added a photo of herself to the ad and continued collecting responses. She decided to test the limits and added another photo from her Instagram feed, one that showed off her butt in a bathing suit, but the post was soon flagged.
After 17 hours, that aled the end of the experiment. She then lined the walls of her space, an eight-foot-tall and foot-wide former office, with the black-and-white messages. Repetition is a common theme in her work; the artist also paints murals that cover walls in hundreds of roses, and in a "bb girl" series of cartoon portraits, each face is just slightly different from the last.
Her work revolves around central themes and playing on them repeatedly. The only things in the room not covered by repetitive, larger-than-life correspondence are the windows. The viewer is bombarded with information.
Some of the dick pics are included, as well as an image of a man's abs, his face replaced by a classic yellow smiley-face. The s range in length from one-liners, such as "Sup Bitch show me tat pusse see if I likin tat shit? I will care for my new babymama ;-. Some of them she even kind of liked. You're really about this. All right. How far would you go to get laid? I actually replied to him," she says, pointing to one particularly angry commenter. The man unkindly implied she must be mentally ill to look for a baby daddy on Craigslist.
I understand that the ad is really ridiculous, but this is the way men talk to women, period And it's even worse in real life, even if you're just walking down the street. Since "Latina Seeking Thug" opened to the public a few weeks ago, many viewers have wondered if it's real. At times funny, at others horrifying, and definitely off-the-wall, "Latina Seeks Thug" is an absolutely enlightening exhibit. It will be on display through this Friday, when Little Haiti Country Club will host its closing party. The artist hopes buyers will have as much fun with the collection as she has. Get the latest updates in news, food, music and culture, and receive special offers direct to your inbox.
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