Details from a facebook invitation by Queer Cultural Center
Creative Labor, SOMArts Cultural Center and Qcc present:
QIY (Queer-It-Yourself) Expo and Faire
Opening Reception and Faire: June 5, 1–4:30pm
Exhibition Runs: June 5 – 24, 2016
SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA
Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri 12 – 7pm; Sat 12 – 5pm
Creative Labor: Queer Visual Artists Working Group
Creative Labor: Queer Visual Artists Working Group, is an organization of Feminist, Queer, Trans and People of Color artists and thinkers. We are committed to social and cultural equity and organize to promote social justice. We advance our goals through the creation and dissemination of Queer Visual Arts and Visual Culture.
Creative Labor: QIY (Queer-It-Yourself) Expo and Faire looks at material and immaterial labor that manifests itself in the work of Queer Bay Area Art and Artisan Culture. The exhibition focuses on the use of traditional craft techniques in non-traditional ways, new media work that uses code and image processing to weave narrative and experimental structures across platforms, and the idea of the Craft, Maker, and Pop-Up Market places as alternative models for economic and aesthetic transactions.
The QIY (Queer-It-Yourself) Expo exhibition is envisioned as a laboratory and experimental network for creating a sustainable queer culture and demonstrating the power of self and community organizing, re-creation, speculation, and transformation. Queer-It-Yourself culture invites artists to forge their own tools, visions and systems of exchange for confronting the everyday challenges of contemporary queer existence and to invent and re-imagine alternative modes of aesthetic and economic sustainability.
Jeremy Chase Sanders
Micah Elizabeth Scott