EXHIBITION

Amy Touchette, The Limelight, Chelsea, No. 2
The Limelight, Chelsea, No. 2
Amy Touchette, Marquee Night Club, Chelsea
Marquee Night Club, Chelsea
Amy Touchette, Arriving Home
Arriving Home
Amy Touchette, The Limelight, Chelsea, No. 1
The Limelight, Chelsea, No. 1
Amy Touchette, Circus Sideshow Dressing Room, Coney Island
Circus Sideshow Dressing Room, Coney Island
Amy Touchette, Fishing for Martini Olives in Panties
Fishing for Martini Olives in Panties
Amy Touchette, Break
Break
Amy Touchette, Cherry Grove, Fire Island, No. 1
Cherry Grove, Fire Island No. 1
Amy Touchette, Sutton Street
Sutton Street
Amy Touchette, Backstage at Galapagos Art Space, Williamsburg
Backstage at Galapagos Art Space, Williamsburg
Amy Touchette, Tompkins Square Library Drawing Class, East Village
Tompkins Square Library Drawing Class, East Village
Amy Touchette, Backstage, Times Square
Backstage, Times Square
Amy Touchette, Winter Morning
Winter Morning
Amy Touchette, Home, with Movie Star
Home, with Movie Star
Amy Touchette, With Pete
With Pete
Amy Touchette, Exhibition Image
Exhibition Image
Amy Touchette, Exhibition Image
Exhibition Image
Amy Touchette, Exhibition Image
Exhibition Image

October 17 – November 16, 2013

Artist’s reception:
Thursday, October 17, 2013
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

ClampArt is pleased to present “Shoot the Arrow: A Portrait of The World Famous *BOB*”—a series of photographs by Amy Touchette. The exhibition coincides with the release of the artist’s monograph of the same title (Un-Gyve Press: Hardcover, 145 pages, 112 images, $77).

“Shoot the Arrow” chronicles the on- and off-stage life of the celebrated New York City burlesque performer, The World Famous *BOB*. Born a biological female, *BOB* nevertheless aspired to be a drag queen from an early age. A self-described “female-female impersonator,” *BOB* eventually found her home in the “neo-burlesque” movement that began in New York City in the 1990s—a place which allowed her to embrace her femininity in a way that finally made her comfortable.

Amy Touchette, fascinated with *BOB*’s over-the-top blonde bombshell persona, eventually got to know the performer and soon was able to attain exclusive access to both her public and private life, producing a deep and moving portrait of a woman pursuing her dreams of glamour and fame.

Amy Touchette is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Her photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally, including the Moscow MoMA, the Pingyao International Photography Festival in China, the Noorderlicht Gallery in The Netherlands, and the New York Photo Festival in New York City. Her work has appeared in the pages of “The New York Times,” “Esquire (Russia),” “SeeSaw Magazine,” and “Black and White Magazine,” among many others. Touchette studied at the International Center for Photography in New York City.

For more information and images please contact Brian Paul Clamp, Director, or see www.clampart.com. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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