December 18, 2015 - March 27, 2016
Medium of Desire: An International Anthology of Photography and Video
Curated by Peter Weiermair
Using human beauty, desire, Eros, and sexuality, this new photography based exhibition reveals that cultural differences, whether defined by national borders, sexual orientation, or gender identification, can be simultaneously vast yet familiar. Regardless of one’s sexual orientation or country of origin, feelings of desire, when successfully represented, can serve to minimize our differences and bring us closer. By using the theme “desire,” this exhibition draws together the work of fourteen contemporary artists from China, Japan, Greece, Russia, Holland, Italy, Germany, Great Britain, and the U.S., as expressed through the medium of photography and video.
Opening Reception: Decmeber 18, 6 - 8 pm
February 14 - May 12, 2016
In the Mating Ritual Series, artist Sidney Mullis performs as invented animals to build a domain of alternative biology and culture. Interested in what constitutes “sexy,” Mullis’ video series stems from studying rap music and videos that instruct women how to perform their sex appeal. This media’s lyrics, which is evocative of mating rituals for contemporary culture, often directs women to “push it,” “shake it,” or “wiggle, wiggle, wiggle.”
With these performance-based videos, Mullis portrays invented genders to understand how woman is realized and, furthermore, performed. This proposed kingdom, however, is not suggesting itself as something to be strived for. It is a visual playground to speculate boundaries of gender performance in the present and for the future.
Artist Reception: May 5, 2016, 6 - 8pm
Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community
December 11, 2015 - March 13, 2016
Public Opening: Friday, December 11, 2015, 5-8pm
April 29 - July 10, 2016
Public Opening: Friday April 29, 2015, 6-8pm
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