August 14 - October 25, 2015
On the Domestic Front: Scenes of Everyday Queer Life
Curated by James M. Saslow
On the Domestic Front: Scenes of Everyday Queer Life features some 70 works drawn mostly from the Leslie-Lohman Museum collection and answers the question, "What do gay people do when they're not having sex?" These diverse works demonstrate the uniqueness as well as the universality of everyday queer life. It is a unique opportunity to see works from the Museum’s that in some cases have never been exhibited.
The exhibition’s theme is timely in a decade that has seen the unprecedented mushrooming of same-sex marriage, child-rearing, and domesticity increase in acceptance both legally and socially. The thrust of queer politics has shifted from asserting our right to be different and erotic toward demanding the right to do what everyone else does. “Domestic front,” is a military metaphor that stresses the essential contribution that daily living must continue even in wartime, as with the soldiers during war on the “battle front.” Living queer lives has long been an active battle front in America’s ongoing culture wars. Now, the queer fight has shifted from our right to be different toward the right to be “normal” and unremarkable. Queer genre imagery is a weapon in our battle to secure what we might call the radicality of the ordinary.
Opening Reception: August 14, 6 - 8 pm
June 24 - August 30, 2015
2015 Photo Contest
Each year in honor of Pride month in New York, NEXT Magazine puts out a call for photographers to submit images that represent the rich tapestry of contemporary gay life for an annual photo contest. This year’s submissions included a wide variety of photos, from the candid to the meticulously styled, from the campy to the profound. Nine finalists were chosen that represent the best of the best, selected by NEXT editors in cooperation with the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art.
Wooster St. Window Gallery
Opening Reception: Friday, October 16th, 6-8pm
Special Screening/Reading/Performance Event: Friday, October 23rd, 6-9pm
Exhibition on View: October 17th-18th & 24th, 12-6pm & October 25th, 12-4pm
Queer/Art/Mentorship has partnered with Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art for its second annual public exhibition at the Museum's Price St. Project Space from October 16-25th. A two-weekend series of exhibitions, screenings and performances will take place October 16–18 and 23–25, featuring work by 2014–2015 Queer/Art/Mentorship Fellows and Mentors Morgan Bassichis, Jibz Cameron (Dynasty Handbag), Arisleyda Dilone, Zachary Frater, Shannon Keating, James Lecesne, Luce Capco Lincoln, Bradford Nordeen, Samantha Nye, Maia Cruz Palileo, Rebecca Patek, Stacy Szymaszek, Grey Vild and Steven Wilsey.
An opening reception for the Annual Exhibition will be held on Friday, October 16th from 6-8pm with a special one-night-event with screenings, performances and readings on Friday, October 23rd from 6-9pm. The multi-disciplinary, inter-generational arts program that pairs and supports mentorship between emerging and established queer artists in NYC, broadens its reach with this public program, exhibiting artwork from each of its participant from the 2014–2015 program. The exhibition arrives at the close of the 12-month mentorship process for the Fellows, who will welcome the new 2015-2016 Mentees. The 2014-2015 Annual Queer/Art/Mentorship Exhibition is produced by Queer/Art Program Coordinator, Vanessa Haroutunian and curator Sam Richardson.
Founded in 2011 by filmmaker Ira Sachs and Pilobolus Co-Executive Director Lily Binns, Queer/Art/Mentorship has established itself as an ongoing force within the city’s queer and arts communities, with an expanding series of public events and exhibitions. Queer/Art/Mentorship is one of several ongoing programs run by the larger Queer/Art organization that includes the popular Queer/Art/Film series at the IFC Film Center in Greenwich Village.
Schedule and dates are subject to change. Please check back often for updated information.