February 13 - May 3, 2015
Irreverent: A Celebration of Censorship
Curated by Jennifer Tyburczy
Inspired by the creative and activist responses to the censorship of Robert Mapplethorpe’s art in the 1980s and 1990s and the more recent withdrawal of David Wojnarowicz’s A Fire in My Belly from the National Portrait Gallery in 2010, Irreverent explores how sexuality has been, and continues to be, used as a tool to prohibit LGBTQ cultural artwork.
Opening Reception: February 13, 6-8 pm
February 26 - May 3, 2015
Eunuch Tapestry 5
Through large-scale drawing, ceramics and installation practices, artist Zachari Logan evolves a visual language that explores intersections between masculinity, identity, memory and place. The site-specific drawing Logan created specifically for installation in the Wooster Street Window Gallery is from a series of mural-scaled pastel drawings that cite the famous "Unicorn Tapestries" in the Cloisters collection in NYC. These drawings mix the local and the exotic to become dream-like manifestations of recollection. Although observation-based works, Logan combines elements in a way that could not exist in the natural world, so are fictive. Logan amalgamates patterned foliage (from personally sourced images of flora and fauna collected from sites in North America and Europe) suggesting the flattening patterns flora and fauna in textiles, further referencing the liminal spaces queer bodies inhabit.
Zachari Logan was born in 1980 in Saskatoon where he continues to reside, engaging a full-time studio practice. Logan’s focus on drawing, ceramics and installation practices intersect issues of personal identity, place and queerness, largely engaging his own body as reference. His work had shown across North America and Europe and has been featured in many publications worldwide.
Opening Reception: February 26, 6-8 pm
March 28 - March 29, 2015
Dirty Little Drawings
The Dirty Little Drawings exhibit and sale offers viewers the opportunity to become instant art collectors, with a dizzying array of original erotic art works by over fifty artists of the Leslie-Lohman Drawing Studio. We started as a mere ripple in 2003, with only a few artists participating, is now a tsunami of highly provocative art. No two of these artists approach their work or represent masculinity in exactly the same way, whether the subject is portrayed as a heroic figure, a love object or an objectified play thing. Each artist executes his drawing with keen insight, skill and sensitivity revealing the evolving way we view the male figure as an object of desire. All works will be for sale at the very affordable price of $60 each.
Saturday: Meet the artists and the models that inspire them.
Sunday: Watch Leslie-Lohman Drawing Studio artists sketch a live model.
Opening Reception: March 27, 6-8 pm
Prince St. Project Space
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