• RARE & RAW at Leslie-Lohman Museum

    RARE & RAW at Leslie-Lohman Museum
    RARE & RAW at Leslie-Lohman Museum

    RARE & RAW
    The 2013 Queer Caucus Exhibition for the College Art Association 
    February 15 – March 31, 2013
    co-curated by Steph Rogerson and Kelly McCray

    Opening reception: 6-8pm Friday, February 15, 2013

    Rare & Raw will represent the Queer Caucus for Art’s annual exhibition held in conjunction with the College Art Association (CAA) conference. G.

    Rare & Raw contains a combination of contemporary installations, archival photographs, drawings, ephemera and video, which explore themes of queer history, visibility and notions of representation. Driving questions in the creation of this exhibition include: how has queer history shaped current discourse on queer representation and how have notions of the archive informed contemporary queer art. The exhibition conceptually sequences works based on themes such as power, sexuality, history and the queer gaze. Artists include: Tom of Finland, G.B. Jones, William E. Jones, Will Munro, Kent Monkman, Nina Levitt, Zoe Leonard and Tara Mateik.

    Rogerson and McCray are pairing the works of more senior artists with their younger counterparts in order to cast light upon the different ways in which intergenerational artists engage with the same issues. As the curators articulate, “Our goal…is to invigorate dialogue about contemporary art practices through the examination of history, in order to illuminate notions of queer representation.” Rare & Raw will coincide with the exhibition Making History, Making Art: The Work of Jonathan Ned Katz, a retrospective of visual art by groundbreaking queer historian Jonathan Ned Katz, curated by Jonathan David Katz. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday – Sunday, Noon – 6pm.
    Related events:
    Curator-led Tour of Rare & Raw with Leslie-Lohman Museum Director, Hunter O’Hanian
    2:30 p.m. Saturday, February 16th
    Panel Discussion with Nina Levitt, Tara Mateik, Ken Moffatt, Jonathan David Katz and Jonathan Ned Katz
    Moderated by curators Steph Rogerson & Kelly McCray
    4p.m. Saturday, February 16th
    Hosted by the Queer Caucus of Art at
    Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
    Color Adjustment: Revisiting Identity Politics of the 1990s
    The Annual QCA sponsored Panel
    9:30 a.m.-12p.m. Saturday at CAA (for CAA conference attendees)
    The exhibition was generously supported by The Canada Council for the Arts with assistance from the Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art (MOCCA), Tom of Finland Foundation, Eileen Harris Norton Foundation, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, the Will Munro Estate, David Kordansky Gallery, Lexander Gallery, Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain and Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art.
    Since its founding in 1978, the Queer Caucus has worked to eradicate the legal, political, and social oppression of LGBTQ people, and to provide an affirming, supportive base for students of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. QCA strives to provide social opportunities and support for members, to develop an academic environment that supports queer scholarship, and to organize events relating to political, social, and legal issues affecting the queer community.

     

    About the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art:

    Best place for gay culture, Time Out New York: New York’s Best 2012
    The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art is the first and only dedicated LGBT art museum in the world with a mission to exhibit and preserve LGBT art, and foster the artists who create it. The Museum has a permanent collection of over 12,000 objects, 6-8 major exhibitions annually, artist talks, film screenings, readings, THE ARCHIVE – a quarterly art newsletter, a membership program, and a research library. The Leslie-Lohman Museum is operated by the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, a non-profit founded in 1987 by Charles W. Leslie and Fritz Lohman who have supported LGBT artists for over 30 years. The Leslie-Lohman Museum embraces the rich creative history of the LGBT art community by informing, inspiring, entertaining and challenging all who enter its doors.
    The Museum is located at 26 Wooster Street, in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City. Admission is free, and hours are 12pm-6pm Tuesday through Sunday. The Museum is closed Monday and all major holidays. The Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation is a non-profit organization and is exempt from taxation under section 501(c)3 of the IRS Code. The Museum can be reached at  212-431-2609.

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