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Jerry Kajpust
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Azsa West - BLANKET

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Azsa West - BLANKET


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Azsa West
M. 2013
digital tapestry
74 x 36 in.

Azsa West - BLANKET
July 20 - October 13, 2013

Opening reception:  Friday, July 19, 6-8 PM

[July 2013-New York, NY] The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art is pleased to present Brooklyn-based artist Azsa West's exhibition BLANKET which will be on view twenty-four hours a day in the street level Wooster St. Window Gallery located at 26 Wooster Street, New York City. The exhibition opens with a reception at the Museum from 6-8 pm on July 19 and runs from July 20 through October 13, 2013.

BLANKET is a series of digitally printed tapestries made by using portraits taken with a camera phone around New York City. Azsa West depicts photographs of close family and friends with the unconventional marriage of the camera phone and fabric as media which reflects West's unconventional relationship with her subjects.

West presents moments created indiscreetly with the use of a nimble and unintimidating device while displaying them on a material that heightens the intimacy depicted in these moments. Sharing these moments like one shares a blanket, West invites the viewers to envelope themselves in that moment.

Azsa West studied photography at the California College of the Arts and graduated from the 12 school housed in Wieden + Kennedy. She has exhibited in Los Angeles, Portland, New York, Brazil and Paris. A book of her previous drawings NATURE STUDY ON LONSEOME ISLAND was published in 2011 and her art has been featured in Girls Like Us Magazine, Fader, and Ad Busters. She currently works as Creative Director at Wieden + Kennedy.

Work exhibited in the Wooster St. Window Gallery is on view to the public twenty-four hours a day and speaks to the LGBTQ experience showing art from both emerging and established artists that might be denied access to mainstream venues due to subject matter or institutional bias.

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 gay and lesbian art museum in the world with a mission to exhibit and preserve gay and lesbian art, and foster the artists who create it. The Museum has a permanent collection of over 22,000 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 gay and lesbian artists for over 30 years. The Leslie-Lohman Museum embraces the rich creative history of the gay and lesbian 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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