August 14 - September 28, 2014
Permanency: Selections from the Permanent Collection
Curated by Museum Staff
Permanency features artwork recently accessioned by the Museum. This exhibit will feature work from the mid-20th century to 2013 artists including Deborah Kass, Peter Hujar, Robert Indiana, David Hockney, Nan Goldin, Red Grooms, Harmony Hammond, Ray Johnson and many others.
September 18, 6:30-9 pm
Founders' Day Celebration
See event page for full details
September 25, 6-8 pm
Someone Else (US Premiere)
Abel Azcona uses his body to illustrate personal experiences of abandonment, pain, and empathy. In Someone Else he shows us interpersonal relations, both sentimental and sexual, in which in a parallel way, true feelings, true love, or the true object of desire are all hidden. The artist shares different intimacies with different people, making the antagonist-guest the protagonist. He presents dreams that become true in the mind, but never in the actual body.
Abel Azcona is a Spanish interdisciplinary and performance artist. He creates cathartic works as a means of self-knowledge and personal construction. Azcona’s artwork has been presented in various museums, contemporary art centers, and galleries worldwide. Synergistically autobiographical and critical, his work takes audiences into his inner world and invites them to share their own experiences. His themes are directly informed by his experiences as the child of a prostitute, and his passing through multiple children’s shelters, mental institutions, and foster homes, as well as adolescent episodes of drug use, prostitution, and several suicide attempts. The resilient artist assures the public that when he practices self-harm, it is his own choice to alter the shape of his body, as opposed to an abused child or woman who has no choice.
September 27, 6:30-8:30 pm
Pink Narcissus (1971) is an American arthouse drama film by James Bidgood visualizing the erotic fantasies of a gay male prostitute."A kind of a gay Fantasia, part underground extravaganza, part romantic porn." ~ The Village Voice.
After the film, there will be a Q&A session with the filmmaker, James Bidgood and Jonathan David Katz, curator.
July 18 - September 28, 2014
Robert Figueroa: Tom, Dick, and Harry: The Everyday Man Series
This installation, by Fort Lauderdale based artist Robert Figueroa, uses photographic portraits of society’s idealized males as portrayed through action figure dolls. These profile pictures say a lot about how we want to be perceived and how we create new relationships, be them professional or personal. Through those on-line portraits, we make decisions about entering a conversation, sharing intimate details, and in some instances, human contact.
September 26, 6-8 pm
Rm. XIV: Photographs by Mark MacKillop
I started the Hotel Room series as my way of connecting with my friends who were back home while tour with West Side Story in Europe during 2013/2014. I wanted to share a unique perspective into an experience which can be very lonely and isolating. Instead of a written journal I documented my down time in each of my hotel rooms with self-portraits taken on my iPhone with a self-timer. Through this journey I was stripped to the core of myself and learned and grew, both as an artist and a person. This series represents my growth through self-reflection.
September 30, 6-9 pm
Jillian’s Peak Fundraiser
Celebrity Host, Patrick Riley
This is a free event where attendees are encouraged to make a contribution toward needed resources. This event is an organized effort to gather funds for the filming of Jillian’s Peak first episode and a trailer. The funds raised will go towards production cost to include but not limited to; equipment rental (lighting, sound, cameras, monitors, computers, clothing, location filming), film crew & actors salary, Pre and Post production, editing, & travel expenses. It is because of your support and help that we can bring quality LGBT programming to mainstream media.
To find out more about our web series, please go to our website at www.jillianspeak.com.
There will be a special live performance by the cast, at 7pm and a “meet and greet” afterwards. Also there will be a silent auction and raffles and all attendees will receive a great take away bag from our event.
Schedule and dates are subject to change. Please check back often for updated information.