Queer Fantasy

Excerpt from the ‘Leslie-Lohman Museum Recommends July 2015′ newsletter


July 11, 2015 – August 15, 2015
OHWOW Gallery
937 N. La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90069, USA

OHWOW Gallery is pleased to present Queer Fantasy, a group exhibition curated by William J. Simmons. Featuring work by ten artists – A.K. Burns, Leidy Churchman, Jimmy DeSana, Celeste Dupuy-Spencer, Mariah Garnett, Jacolby Satterwhite, David Benjamin Sherry, Jack Smith, A.L. Steiner, and John Waters – this show seeks to recount and preserve a frequently marginalized history of queer voices within contemporary art.

The discourse surrounding Queer Art seems to center on generalities that assume a univocal motive exists, and that all queer artists intend to participate in forwarding this speculative agenda. Rather than exploring the idiosyncratic aesthetic of Queerness, the dominant ideological narrative suggests that this genre is solely concerned with behavior stereotypically attributed to a “queer lifestyle.”

Community Action Center

Community Action Center (trailer), by A.L. Steiner and A.K. Burns from Steiner on Vimeo.

Community Action Center is a 69-minute sociosexual video by queer artists A.K. Burns and A.L. Steiner. It incorporates “the erotics of a community where the personal is not only political, but sexual. This project was heavily inspired by 1970’s porn-romance-liberation films which served as distinct portraits of the urban inhabitants, landscapes and the body politic of a particular time and place. Community Action Center is a unique contemporary womyn-centric composition that serves as both an ode and a hole-filler.” The film was recently screened at Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival, (2012), “Modern Mondays”, MoMA NY, (2012) and TATE Modern, London, UK, (2011).
Read more about Community Action Center.

Related Links

A.K. Burns’ website
A.K. Burns at Callicoon Fine Arts
A.L. Steiner’s profile at Saatchi Gallery

No More Potlucks, a Canadian Print-on-demand Journal of Art, Politics and Culture

Hello and Happy New Year!

So excited to share two new interviews – on feminism, art, porn, collaboration, and representation – with artists A.L. Steiner and A.K. Burns in the current issue of No More Potlucks. It’s available online and print-on-demand.

Best wishes for a healthy, happy, productive 2012,

Anthea Black

The Cover of No More Potlucks, Issue 19NOMOREPOTLUCKS no. 19, Issue jan - fev. 2012.
Online and print-on-demand journal of art, politics and culture. (Cover right)

Allyson Mitchell, Jessica Whitbread & Alex McClelland

Riding the Wet, Wet Wave: An Interview with A.K. Burns and A.L. Steiner on Community Action Center Anthea Black

Trending Homonationalism
Natalie Kouri-Towe

Elisha Lim and Rae Spoon: Talking Shop

The Women Tell Their Stories, and other poems
Ching-In Chen

“Whether thatʼs audio art or sound art, honestly I would say I couldn’t care less”: A conversation with Nancy Tobin
Owen Chapman

Switching Power: An Interview with A.L. Steiner
Anthea Black

Switching Power

Claude Cahun
Eloisa Aquino

Cripping Community: New Meanings of Disability and Community
Eliza Chandler

99 problems

« Issue de secours : à vous les militants »
Adleen Crapo

Production still by A.L. Steiner

Production still by A.L. Steiner

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