Anyone who finds similarities between drunk women having sex with each other in dingy bathrooms and the spiritual quests of Catholic saints is bound to make a compelling interview and, more importantly, an artist worth watching. Gwen Shockey is that artist.
For those who don't know her, del Mar's work creates a world populated with gorgeous, tough and street-smart women. It's erotic, empowered and electric -- think the best parts of feminism and queer theory mixed with sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll.
In El Vuelo, artist Juan Solis begins with a portrait of a solemn Latino man. Beneath the man is a cage, the door is open, and a bird has taken flight. This spirit of freedom is what it feels like to experience Out-and-Out.