Scooter LaForge, Masters of the Universe, 2011. Oil on canvas, 50 x 50 in. Courtesy of the artist.
INTERFACE: Queer Artists Forming Communities through Social Media
May 15 - Aug 02, 2015
Artists have long sought to create community. From each other, they learn, draw inspiration, and feel the impact of someone else’s work.
Through this exhibition, we look at the work of thirty queer artists, each with active studio practices, mostly based here in New York. Many of them know each other, but some don’t. They have all had a relationship with social media as a means to connect with other artists and people who may be interested in their work. Some have discovered that social media can be successful for them – others have found that it doesn’t work.
This is the work of contemporary artists striving to create art at a time that can be unforgiving to artists. It is a rare opportunity to see powerful work by gay artists – in a non-virtual way – to better understand a segment of the world in which they survive.