May 14 - May 15, 2016, 12 - 6pm
Erotic Desire: Gay Erotic Art Fair 6
Presented by Daniel Kitchen
This year marks the 6th year of the Leslie-Lohman Gay Erotic Art Fair. This fair offers artists who create gay erotic art a venue to show and sell their art.
JC Etheredge, Anthony Gonzales, E Green, kk2n777, Tai Lin, Alvaro Luna,
Chuck Nitzberg, John Riddle, Shungaboy, Court Watson, Todd Yeager
Opening Reception: May 13, 6 – 8pm
May 15 - August 12, 2016
Legend in My Living Room
Steven G. Fullwood and Peter "Souleo" Wright, Co-curators
Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture announced a new collaboration with Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art for the forthcoming 2016 special exhibition, Legend in My Living Room.
The exhibition will feature specially commissioned photographic portraits by Magnum Foundation Fellow, Jasper Briggs, of LGBTQ older adults in their home environments. The portraits of seven subjects (ages 53-84) displayed prominently in the Museum’s window vitrines, will reflect personal stories of struggle, triumph and perseverance.
The project is co-curated by Schomburg Center Associate Curator of Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division and founder of ITLA, Steven G. Fullwood and SAGE Center Harlem program coordinator and cultural tastemaker Peter “Souleo” Wright. “Too often the experiences of Black LGBTQ individuals are erased out of history, says Fullwood. “With this project we aim to create greater visibility for this community by empowering them to take control of their narrative and public representation.”
Opening Reception: May 24, 6 – 8pm
Wooster St. Window Gallery
June 11 - June 12, 2016, 12 - 6pm
Feminist artist Jessica Posner presents objects, images, and performances of femme, fat, fragmented performers shaped by lesbian feelings, feminist necessity, contingent realities, and cultural violence.
Posner's assemblage sculptures of girdles, women's shape wear, compression garments, medical accessories, broom handles, plants, and other objects become actresses in a feminist interpretation of the Pygmalion myth. As a feminist lesbian sculptor, Posner shapes garments intended to sculpt the bodies of women into ghosts and mirrors, their hollow forms holding space for impossible bodies. In the Up to and Including Her and Spell for Moving Melancholia videos, Posner's body becomes a sculpture with agency. In her Butter Body Politic works, Posner uses butter as a metaphor and proposition for a slippery, feminist, and spiritual body politic.
Opening Reception: June 10, 6 – 8pm
Schedule and dates are subject to change. Please check back often for updated information.