Queer As I is an exhibit of 50 self-portraits from various contemporary artists, one for each year since the Stonewall riots highlighting the power and diversity of the LGBTQ community.
Curator/ artist Dan Halm says,
“On the eve of the Stonewall riot’s 50th anniversary, queer visibility has never been more important. From the time the first brick thrown on that fateful night in Greenwich Village, the fight for equality continues. Being unabashedly out and proud is still a radical idea to some people. But it is those unapologetically queer individuals brave enough to be themselves, who have made society more accepting of the queer community at large.
What I love about this grouping of 50 artists is how diverse they are; whether that be where they are in their career, their age, their experience or geographical location. It’s a beautiful mix of artists who inspire me and speak of the queer experience authentically.”
The artists in this exhibition offer a glimpse into their lives, their loves, and the power of just living their authentic selves. The work features an array of photographs, paintings, sculptures and mixed media portraits.
ARTISTS: Jonathan Kent Adams, Marc Adelman, Mickey Aloisio, John Arsenault, Alexander Asbell, Jonathon Beaver, Matthew Bede Murphy, Chris Berntsen, Justin Vivian Bond, Vivian Chiu, Greg Climer, Andrew Criss, TM Davy, LaQuann Dawson, Shari Diamond, John Dugdale, Leah DeVun, James Falciano, Nadine Faraj, Joe Hepworth, Hannah Hiaasen, Logan Jackson, Mia Krys, Scooter LaForge, Zachari Logan, Emily Lombardo, Peter Macaulay, John MacConnell, KC Crow Maddux, Sean Basil McGiver, Patrick McNabb, Daniel Morowitz, Cobi Moules, Ruben Natal-San Miguel, Catherine Opie, Stiofan O’Ceallaigh, Cupid Ojala, Matthew Papa, Hermes Payrhuber, Michael-Birch Pierce, Jack Pierson, Antonio Pulgarin, Ryan Pfluger, Brandon Roberts, Chad States, Richard Stauffacher, Jeffrey Teuton, Meg Turner, Rachael Warner, and Charlotte Woolf.
Queer as I runs through, June 30, 2019 at HERE Art Center, 145 Sixth Avenue. Tuesdays through Friday, 2 – 7pm.