February 21, 2008

Cecilia Dougherty, Ariel Schrag, The Need, Vaginal Creme Davis


Kirsten McCrea said...

Cecilia Dougherty - video artist whose works focus on the themes of lesbianism and popular culture, as well as the nature of individual experience within society.

Ariel Schrag - (1979- ) cartoonist who achieved critical recognition at an unusually early age for her autobiographical comics documenting highschool life.

The Need - Queercore band featuring Rachel Carns and Radio Sloan.

Vaginal Creme Davis - (1969- ) drag queen, performance artist, painter, independent curator, composer, and writer. Associated with the formation of the Queercore ‘zine movement. Davis's name is an homage to the radical black feminist Angela Davis.

C Dougherty said...

hi kirsten,
not sure what the date is on these paintings but when i found them i was really moved, surprised, and pleased in a way that i hope is not about ego but about communication. thanks. cecilia d.

Kirsten McCrea said...


I am years behind in answering this but I wanted to say thank you so much! That is really sweet to hear. I've been working on a follow-up to the series at www.hottopicproject.com

If you can suggest anyone who you think should be included in a second version of Hot Topic please let me know!



Jonathan Ott said...

And I am years behind in discovering this blog, but I recently became obsessed with all things Le Tigre, and so I just had to know more about the women mentioned in the end of Hot Topic. It took me longer than expected in this digital age, but just as I was about to give up, I found your paintings and realized the lyrics I was going off of had spelled their names incorrectly. Glad I'm not the only one transfixed by this song, this band, and these women. Excellent work! I love artists honoring other artists. And I especially love artists like you, who honor artists who honor artists. Keep up the good work!

P.s. Did you ever end up doing a second Hot Topic series?