September 12 - 14, 2015
Housing Works' Annual Art Show and Fundraiser
Housing Works’ Creative Arts Therapy Department invites you to our annual fundraising event, an exhibition and sale of original artwork by clients and community members. Proceeds from the sale of artwork will benefit Housing Works mission to end AIDS and homelessness.
Opening Reception: September 12, 2014, 6–8 pm
Prince St. Project Space
September 26 - 28, 2015
Rm. XIV: Photographs by Mark MacKillop
I started the Hotel Room series as my way of connecting with my friends who were back home while tour with West Side Story in Europe during 2013/2014. I wanted to share a unique perspective into an experience which can be very lonely and isolating. Instead of a written journal I documented my down time in each of my hotel rooms with self-portraits taken on my iPhone with a self-timer. Through this journey I was stripped to the core of myself and learned and grew, both as an artist and a person. This series represents my growth through self-reflection.
Opening Reception: September 26, 2014 6pm-8pm
Prince St. Project Space
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
Schedule and dates are subject to change. Please check back often for updated information.