The Leslie-Lohman Museum: EXHIBITION TOURS

Press release via Leslie-Lohman Museum’s Weekly eDigest

CLASSICAL NUDES AND THE MAKING OF QUEER HISTORY

at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York.
Curated by Jonathan David Katz.
Sponsored by the John Burton Harter Charitable Trust.

Classical Nudes and the Making of Queer History, curated by scholar Jonathan David Katz, investigates the continued centrality of the classical nude over centuries of art making. This exhibition explores how images of the classical past have acted as recurring touchstones in the historical development of same-sex representation, and as such, constitute a sensitive barometer of the shifting constructions of what we today call gay and lesbian or queer culture.

EXHIBITION TOURS

Exhibition tours will be held every Saturday at 3pm. Weekend tours will be provided by Museum staff and special guest docents as scheduled below.

Saturday, November 15
Sunday, November 16
Jonathan David Katz, Curator
Ph.D. Program Director in Visual culture studies, SUNY at Buffalo.

Saturday, November 29
Deborah Bright
Chair of Fine Art at Pratt Institute was previously Professor of Photography and History of Art/Visual Culture at RISD.

Saturday, December 6
Catherine Lord
Professor of Studio Art and affiliated faculty, Department of Women’s Studies and Department of Visual Culture at the University of California.

Saturday, December 13
Barbara Kellum
Teaches Roman art and architecture at Smith College.

Sunday, December 14
Margaret Rose Vendryes
Ph.D., Artist and Distinguished Lecturer, Performing and Fine Arts and Director, Fine Arts Gallery, York College, CUNY.

Friday, December 19, 5pm
Jonathan David Katz, Curator
Ph.D. Program Director in Visual culture studies, SUNY at Buffalo.

An Archive Of Feelings: Tammy Rae Carland

I have been surfing online resources about the female artist of CHRONOTOPIA: The Past, Present and Future of Queer Histories, the National Queer Arts Festival’s 2010 exhibition in San Francisco, USA.

Today I invite you to look at the works of queer artist Tammy Rae Carland, USA. Her gallery, the Silverman Gallery run by Jessica Silverman, presented the first solo show with Tammy at Silverman Gallery, San Francisco in the summer 2008. It was titled: An Archive Of Feelings: Tammy Rae Carland.

This is a video from the opening of An Archive Of Feelings: Tammy Rae Carland, 2008.

Her photographs have been published in numerous books including ‘The Passionate Camera: Photography and Bodies of Desire’ by Deborah Bright and ‘Lesbian Art in America’ by Harmony Hammond. You can have a closer look at the works of the series ‘An Archive Of Feelings’ at Tammy Rae Carlands website.

Pink And Bent: Art Of Queer Women

Queer Bent And Pink screendump

‘Pink And Bent: Art Of Queer Women’- slideshow, by Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation gallery and www.glbtq.com

Pink and Bent: Art of Queer Women is an exhibition, which was first mounted at the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation gallery in New York City between May 21 and June 28, 2008.  It was curated by Pilar Gallego and Cora Lambert, who selected work by both established and emerging artists with an eye toward conveying the experience of being a queer woman through art, which can ‘describe visually what is too complicated’  to convey through language alone.

I invite you to visit the online documentation of this show, which is available on glbtq.org (the encyclopedia gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and queer culture), where you can see a slideshow (58 slides) presenting the work of 24 of the queer artists, who participated in the show. 
‘Pink and Bent: Art of Queer Women’ -slideshow presents work by Prinny Alaví, Deborah Bright, Gaye Chan, Elizabeth Jefts Dowd, Lola Flash, Pilar Gallego, Gail S. Goodman, Lorraine Inzalaco, Angela Jimenez, G.B. Jones, Cora Lambert, Molly Landreth, Dusty Lombardo, Patsy Lynch, Grace Moon, Marion Pinto, fierce pussy, Hinda Schuman, Tuesday Smillie, Diane Tanchak, Maria Tsaguriya, Tara White, Haejin Yoon, and Lisa Zilker.

About The Curators
The Pink and Bent: Art of Queer Women show was curated by two New Yorkers, Pilar Gallego, a graduate of the Pratt Institute, and Cora Lambert, who holds a B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts.