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Phil Tarley

About Phil Tarley

Phil Tarley is a fellow of the American Film Institute, an artist member of the Los Angeles Art Association and writes about contemporary art, pop culture and photography for Fabrik Magazine. He curates at the A C Gallery in Los Angeles and founded Round Hole Square Peg, a biannual, international survey of LGBTQ photography shown at the Photo LA. Tarley is also a critical essayist for Katharine T. Carter & Associates, an art advisory service that  helps artists obtain museum exhibitions. His personal series of political and ethnographic videos is housed in the permanent collection of the New York Public Library and has screened in film festivals and museums like the American Film Institute,and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. In 2009, under his nom de porn, Phil St. John, Tarley was inducted into the Gay Porn Hall of Fame for his 20-year producing and directing career. His writing and photography have also appeared in the LA Times, the LA Weekly, The WOW Report, Adventure Journal, the Advocate, Frontiers, Adult Video News, Genre, Instinct and American Photo Magazine. His book, Going down On Cuba: Notes from An Underground Traveler,  is slated to be published later in the year by Fabrik Press.  

WeHo Arts presents Mei Xian Qui “Let A Thousand Flowers Bloom; 8990”

WeHo Arts presents Mei Xian Qui “Let A Thousand Flowers Bloom; 8990”

The Critical Eye by Phil Tarley “Let A Thousand Flowers Bloom; 8990,” a mural by Los Angeles-based and internationally shown artist Mei..

November 29, 2016
Annenberg Community Beach House presents “Los Angeles: Detailed”

Annenberg Community Beach House presents “Los Angeles: Detailed”

The Critical Eye by Phil Tarley The Annenberg Community Beach House presents “Los Angeles: Detailed”. The exhibition will run..

November 8, 2016
Annenberg Space for Photography presents “Identity”

Annenberg Space for Photography presents “Identity”

THE CRITICAL EYE by Phil Tarley Annenberg Space for Photography presents “Identity”: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders the List..

October 20, 2016
The Fathom Gallery presents “Capturing Fashion: Derujinsky” Book Signing

The Fathom Gallery presents “Capturing Fashion: Derujinsky” Book Signing

The Critical Eye By Phil Tarley Fathom Gallery book signing October 17, 2016 – CAPTURING FASHION: DERUJINSKY BY ANDREA..

October 10, 2016
“DRAWN. PRINTED. BOUND.” – 
Tom of Finland Arts and Culture Festival

“DRAWN. PRINTED. BOUND.” – 
Tom of Finland Arts and Culture Festival

THE CRITICAL EYE by PHIL TARLEY DRAWN. PRINTED. BOUND. Tom of Finland Arts and Culture Festival October 1 -2, 2016 Shortly after Taschen..

September 21, 2016
Raw Sugar No.1 – Works from the Sugar Press

Raw Sugar No.1 – Works from the Sugar Press

Fathom Gallery, Sept. 10-Oct. 22, 2016 Raw Sugar No.1 is the inaugural exhibition of art works published by the Sugar Press Group. All of..

September 8, 2016
Collector’s Favorites From The Photographic Arts Council/Los Angeles

Collector’s Favorites From The Photographic Arts Council/Los Angeles

The Rose Gallery August 20—September 3, 2016 The photophile community came together Saturday night for the opening of an exhibition of..

August 26, 2016
Bob Dylan and the Sixties Show

Bob Dylan and the Sixties Show

The Taschen Gallery on Beverly Boulevard June 29-August 21 2016 In a highly unique collaboration, Fahey/Klein, who represents Daniel..

July 21, 2016
Eric Stampfli: STILL

Eric Stampfli: STILL

In 1928, Georgia O’Keeffe painted enormous orange poppies. “If I could paint the flower exactly as I see it,” she said, “no one..

October 27, 2015
Bedeviled: Post 9-11…Remembering Halloween

Bedeviled: Post 9-11…Remembering Halloween

The 2001 Halloween Festivities on Santa Monica Boulevard were different. Perhaps it was the fear of terrorism, our new national obsession..

October 26, 2015
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