May 8 - May 12, 2015, 12pm - 6pm
Carmine Santaniello and Marc Pelletier
Collage is an integral part of Carmine Santaniello’s art, and is usually the starting point for each work. Employing the traditional method of cut and glued paper Santaniello may create new faces out of amassed facial images, add a full body or torso to these faces, include a tattoo image, and add elements of his own photographs of exterior environments such as graffiti or street art. Some works remain as collage; many become drawings or lithographic monoprints with the inclusion of Chine-collé. Through the juxtaposition of these techniques and media Santaniello creates emotionally charged works of art.
Marc Pelletier was cutting and pasting long before the advent of Photoshop. In this first showing of his erotic collages intimate worlds are created by combining images appropriated from art history, pop culture and vintage porn. Primarily a painter and printmaker Pelletier began using collage in the early 1980’s upon his arrival in New York City. Responding to contemporary gay life, gender politics and the proliferation of public imagery, these collages reveal a wry and poetic sensibility.
Opening Reception: May 7, 6-8 pm
Prince St. Project Space
May 15 - August 2, 2015
Interface: Queer Artist Forming Community through Social Media
Curated by Walt Cessna
Interface is an eclectic mix of queer New York artists working in a wide variety of styles and mediums that became friends and colleagues through social media. This exhibition emblematizes a shifting time in the art world where technology allows artists to not only create in a different way, but also alters the way the public encounters them and their art. Join us virtually throughout the exhibition at #QueerArtInterface.
Opening Reception: May 15, 6-8 pm
May 30 - May 31, 2015, 12pm - 6pm
Growing Up In The New York Underground:
From Glam To Punk
The mid-1970s was a time when the death of glam and the birth of punk collided in a celebration of glitter and grime, and fourteen-year old Paul Zone had a front-row seat to it all. Growing Up In The New York Underground: From Glam To Punk, presented by Tony Zanetta and Kymara, features more than seventy rare images from Zone's life in New York's music underground in the 1970s, and its legendary players.
Featured photographs include, Blondie, Debbie Harry, The Ramones, The New York Dolls, Iggy and the Stooges, The Dead Boys, Suicide, T. Rex, The Fast, and KISS, as well as musicians, artists, and scene-sters such as Richard Hell, Johnny Thunders, Patti Smith, Lou Reed, Jayne County, Alice Cooper, Lance Loud, Stephen Sprouse, Christopher Makos, Anya Phillips, Cherry Vanilla, Arturo Vega, Anna Sui, Sable Starr, James Chance, Lydia Lunch, and more.
More images are shared in Zone’s incredible photo memoir PLAYGROUND: Growing Up in the New York Underground. An opening celebration and book launch will be held on Friday, May 29th from 6-9 PM featuring Superstar DJ Miss. Guy and host Howie Pyro.
Opening Reception: May 29, 6-9 pm
Talk and Book signing: May 30, 4-6pm
Prince St. Project Space
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
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