July 15 – October 2, 2016
A Deeper Dive
Curated by Jonathan David Katz and Andrew Barron
A Deeper Dive takes a closer look at eight of the artists in the national touring exhibition, Art AIDS America. The national exhibition features work from over 100 artists made from the 1980s when the first cases of HIV were reported in the United States to the present, providing viewers an opportunity to engage with a breadth of artworks addressing HIV/AIDS in a manner hitherto unimaginable. It seeks to unearth the indelible mark AIDS has left on our collective consciousness.
A Deeper Dive aims to probe more deeply into how specific artists have contributed to that collectivity through a diverse set of strategies and approaches. The works in A Deeper Dive reflect individual difference while still evoking a strong sense of community and commonality, drawing our attention to the shared experience of the AIDS crisis that implicates us all. This exhibition will feature: Lawrence Brose, Brian Buczak, Jimmy DeSana, John Dugdale, Karen Finley, Deborah Kass, Glenn Ligon, Ann P Meredith, and Anthony Viti. Programming will be done in conjunction with the Bronx Museum, which will be exhibiting "Art AIDS America" concurrently.
Opening Reception: July 15, 6 – 8pm
August 25, 2016, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Tim Young, puppetry
Insects, humans, and spiders are among the many anthropomorphed puppets featured in Puppetry Arts New York’s free public performance of a musical about faith and the suicide of a gay teenage boy called Anthropomorphic. Hosted at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art at 6:30pm on Thursday August 25th, puppeteers will perform highlights from the musical using multiple styles of puppetry including Bunraku, shadow, and rod puppetry. Collaborating with arranger and orchestrator Aaron Latina, vocalists will tell the story of Wesley, who having taken his life, falls into a purgatory of his mind where he is set on a journey to discover that he is someone to be loved.
“As a child I was bullied and beaten down because I was different,” says creator Timothy Young. “When I’d come home, I’d hide in my walk-in closet and use my puppets and action figures to work out the emotions and pain I was going through. Coming out to my mother, watching her hold onto the railing of the staircase sobbing has stuck with me all of my life. This became the story of Anthropomorphic.”
RSVP HERE (Note: Seating is limited)
For details about the musical visit www.anthropomorphicthemusical.org
September 1, 2016, 6 - 8pm
Through the reflection on and use of traditional portraiture, Cobi Moules creates a space for personal significance and a trans and queer presence. The repetition of the self-- portrait becomes a way of both documentation as well as aggrandizing singular moments within a larger process of transition. Each portrait, with new physical changes and subtle internal shifts, exists as a singular direct monument within a larger group of time and progression.
The Leslie-Lohman Speaker Series
The Leslie-Lohman Speakers Series, now in its third season, will kick-off its fall schedule on September 8th. This series, as part the Museum’s educational programming, broadens people's humanistic outlook, enriches their understanding of the role of art making in the LGBTQ community, and contributes to the cultural and artistic activity of New York City.
September 8, 2016, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Gutter Art: Stephen Varble and Genderqueer Performance on the Streets of 1970s New York
David J. Getsy
Getsy’s talk will detail performance artist, playwright, and fashion designer Stephen Varble (1946–1985), who was a fixture on the streets of SoHo in the 1970s, but whose ephemeral practice has largely gone unrecognized in histories of art.
August 14 - November 4, 2016
Through the reflection on and use of traditional portraiture, Cobi Moules creates a space for personal significance and a trans and queer presence. The repetition of the self-‐ portrait becomes a way of both documentation as well as aggrandizing singular moments within a larger process of transition. Each portrait, with new physical changes and subtle internal shifts, exists as a singular direct monument within a larger group of time and progression.
Schedule and dates are subject to change. Please check back often for updated information.