The show features pieces -- all with sexual or erotic themes -- from about 20 artists. And while Mah does caution that the show may not be appropriate for minors or the easily offended, he expects the night to be purely enjoyable for those inclined to come.
"It will shock some, titillate others --- it's going to be a lot of fun," Mah says. "I like the idea of freedom of expression, which seems to be under attack these days."
Expression there will be, from the artwork to the DJ. There will also be a fashion show by the neighboring Lux boutique, showcasing -- what else? -- lingerie and bathing suits.
This celebration of sexuality is all for a good cause. The reception is doubling as a benefit for Friends for Life, the program that has provided comprehensive services for Mid-Southerners infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. The suggested contribution is $20.
"Erotica 2006" opening reception, Saturday, August 19, 8-11 p.m.,
David Mah Studio
888 S Cooper