A Year at the Wheel presents Steven Leyba at Quimby’s!
Monday, November 5th, 7:00PM
A Year at the Wheel invites you to join Rev. Steven Leyba as he unveils his new documentary, and reads from his book. He will also display some of his incredible art montages and gladly sign copies of his DVD and book.
About Steven Leyba from the blurb about Unspeakable the documentary about his life and work:
Reverend Steven Johnson Leyba is the kind of man who will paint all over the American flag then remind you that “flag etiquette” has been royally pissed on by most major designers without anyone raising an eyebrow. He will have a swastika cut into his back while reminding you that this is an ancient symbol… then he’ll wonder aloud how many people were killed in the name of the sanctified Holy Cross. Reverend Leyba is a legally ordained Priest in the Church of Satan. He is known in the underground art world as the “Father of Sexpressionism”. The man views every kind of bodily excretion as a viable medium with which to paint. He is deeply in touch with his Native American ancestry. These juxtapositions may seem like a lot to ponder, but they represent just a scratch on the surface. For nearly two years, Reverend Leyba permitted the filmmaker’s cameras to observe his life, his art, and his infamous personal rituals. Some of this extraordinarily unique footage charts a terrain of human behavior that has rarely, if ever, been explored within the documentary form. The Reverend’s prolific and varied artistic output reflects his unyielding political and religious opinions. “UNSPEAKABLE” captures the unusual behavior of this Satanic Priest and takes a firsthand look at the issues that propel his work. The film hops from one inimitable character to the next as they grapple with topics ranging from the denial of the “American Holocaust”, to the discovery of new ways to make an explosively sexual/ political statement with a whiskey bottle. Such luminaries as Church of Satan High Priestess Blanche Barton, photographeranthropologist Charles Gatewood, and President of the Tom of Finland Foundation, Durk Dehner, guide us through a journey of Sex and Satan…a sneak peek of Radical Art and Raging Performances. The resulting portrait is of an artist with a perversely brilliant vision. He is both humor and fury. He is grotesque, yet possesses the UNSPEAKABLE beauty of a man free enough to confront and embrace his own humanity.
More info and samples of his art at www.stevenleyba.com
Also, in addition to Steven Leyba, the one and only MIKE DIANA will be there, as will Shane Bugbee and Amy Bugbee. They will also be signing books and answering questions.
For more info visit: www.ayearatthewheel.com