October 18, 2014 - January 4, 2015
The Classical Nude and the Making of Queer History
Curated by Jonathan David Katz
The Classical Nude and the Making of Queer History, curated by scholar Jonathan David Katz, investigates the continued centrality of the classical nude over centuries of art making. This exhibition explores how images of the classical past have acted as recurring touchstones in the historical development of same-sex representation, and as such, constitute a sensitive barometer of the shifting constructions of what we today call gay and lesbian or queer culture. The classical past is thus gay culture’s central origin myth, and its representation offers far more information about the culture that appropriates the classical past then it does about that past itself. In tracing this trajectory of the classical nude across history, this show concentrates on four major periods: Antiquity, the Renaissance, the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and the modern/contemporary periods.
January 22 - February 1, 2015
GMHC: Art & AIDS
Curated by Osvaldo Perdomo and David Livingston
Art & AIDS is an exhibition featuring artists living with HIV and AIDS. The exhibition is an outcome of weekly therapeutic art classes run by GMHC's Volunteer, Work and Wellness Center. Art teachers donate their time to teach classes for GMHC's clients (consisting of professional and non-professional artists), and assist in curating the annual exhibition. Artwork sold during the exhibition allows artists to increase their financial independence, plus, the artists are then able to participate in additional art shows as most galleries mandate that artists must have already been part of one show.
February 13 - April 19, 2015
Curated by Jennifer Tyburczy
Irreverent is inspired by the censorship of works of art by artists such as Robert Mapplethorpe, David Wojnarowicz and others. It will explain how sexuality has been, and continues to be, used as a tool to censor LGBTQ cultural artwork. The exhibition will include work excluded due to issues of immigration, religion, race, gender, disability and politics.
Opening Reception: February 13, 6-8 pm
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