San Franciso-based, self-taught artist Ben Venom makes gigantic, cozy quilts out of vintage Alice Cooper, Twisted Sister and KISS t-shirts. Why? Because “even the beasts of Metal need a warm blanket to sleep with.” Also, since Heavy Metal of the 70’s and 80’s was “dominated by all these dudes wearing makeup and looking like strippers” who “scored all the babes!” maybe there’s something sexually lucrative to combining this feminine craftsmanship and aggressively masculine imagery. Rowr? “BAN6: Visual Arts Exhibition,” Group Show, Jul 9 – Sep 25, YBCA Gallery, San Francisco