February 3 - March 8, 2015
STROKE: From Under the Mattress to the Museum Wall
2157 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, Florida 33304
Curated by New York-based artist Robert W. Richards, the Fort Lauderdale edition of Stroke will feature 23 original illustrations. This exhibition of a forgotten body of work not only explores the male form, but for the first time ever, offers an examination of gay male private life, as experienced through magazines which were available on nearly every street corner in America - but often kept under their mattresses for fear of being discovered. The exhibition will feature some original illustrations that appeared in the magazines, along with other works of art that have never been seen publicly.
Gallery Talk: Wednesday, February 4, 7 pm
Robert W. Richards, Curator
Hunter O'Hanian, Leslie-Lohman Museum Director
Opening Reception: February 6, 7-9 pm
February 13 - April 19, 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
March 13 - March 17, 2015
Kai Teichert, artist
The drawings are based on the theme of Teufelsee, a small lake in the middle of the forest Grunewald in Berlin. The area draws a wide range of people looking to bathe in the sun or swim in the water. Although Teufelssee means Devil's Lake, it has also become a Garden of Eden. Young families bring their kids. Skinny full bearded hipsters lay side by side with a couple of chubby skinheads. Lesbians kiss in front of a group of young men trying to cure their hangovers. An allover tattooed mother breastfeeds her newborn child, while a middle-aged man snore in the sun and a couple of young girls discuss their recent love affairs. Teufelsee is a place where the soul of Berlin is breathing, and one can feel how wide and open the heart of Berlin has become.’
Opening Reception: March 12, 6-8 pm
Prince St. Project Space
May 15 - August 2, 2015
Curated by Walt Cessna
Twenty-nine New York based queer artists, who work in a wide variety of mediums, that have developed an artistic community through social media platforms.
Opening Reception: May 15, 6-8 pm
August 14 - October 25, 2015
On the Domestic Front: Scenes of Everyday Queer Life
Curated by James M. Saslow
On the Domestic Front features over 80 works from the Leslie-Lohman Museum collection and a few strategic loans reveal much about the social history of LGBT life today, yesterday, and nearly a century before yesterday and answers the question, "What do gay people do when they're not having sex?"
This exhibition is timely in a decade that has seen the unprecedented mushrooming of gay marriage, child-rearing, and domesticity, and increasing acceptance both legally and socially. The thrust of queer politics has shifted from asserting our right to be different and erotic toward demanding the rights of everyone else. The show will contribute to a long-running socio-political debate within the LGBTQ world: are we, apart from our sexuality, “just like everyone else.”
Opening Reception: August 14, 6 - 8 pm
Schedule and dates are subject to change. Please check back often for updated information.