Queer Abstraction

Press release and invitation via Queer Cultural Center, October Newsletter

Queer Abstractions - Invitation

Queer Conversations on Culture & the Arts presents:

Queer Abstraction

Harmony Hammond and Tirza Latimer in conversation with Julia Bryan-Wilson
October 31, 7pm
Timken Hall, CCA’s SF Campus, 1111 8th St., San Francisco, USA.

Queer Abstraction brings together three queer cultural leaders to re-consider abstraction and its queerness.

Harmony Hammond co-founded A.I.R., the first feminist cooperative gallery in Manhattan, and Heresies: A Feminist Publication on Art & Politics. Her book Lesbian Art in America: A Contemporary History was published in 2000.

Tirza True Latimer
wrote Women Together / Women Apart: Portraits of Lesbian Paris and co-authored Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories.

Julia Bryan-Wilson
teaches art at UC-Berkeley and authored Art Workers: Radical Practice in the Vietnam War Era and the upcoming Crisis Craft: Handmade Art and Activism Since 1970.

Denver: Hamony Hammond exhibition at RedLine

Harmony Hammond

Harmony Hammond Becoming and Unbecoming Monocrome, August 2 – September 28, 2014, at RedLine. Curated by Tirza True Latimer.
Opening: August 2, 2014, 7-9 pm
Panel discussion: September 11, 2014 4-6 pm

Dear Friends,
If perchance you will be in Denver, please stop by RedLine to see this exhibition of my work that pairs my recent monochrome paintings with “weave” paintings from the mid-70’s. A 48 page color catalog with essay by the exhibition’s curator, Tirza True Latimer, is available for purchase. RedLine, 2350 Arapahoe St. Denver, CO 80205. USA.

I hope you are having a wonderful summer,
Harmony Hammond


New York: Panel Discussions in February 2013

Panel Discussion at Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art

Saturday, February 16, 4 pm
Artists Nina Levitt, Ken Moffatt, and Jonathan Ned Katz in conversation with curators Steph Rogerson, Kelly McCray and Jonathan David Katz
Hosted by the Queer Caucus of Art
at Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
26 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10013

The Feminist Art Project Day of Panels at the College Art Association:

“Feminism and Institutions”

Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 10 a.m.–5:40 p.m.
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor at the Brooklyn Museum, New York
The Museum website reads: “This day-long series of panels will focus on the intersections of feminist and institutional practices, asking how institutions have integrated feminist perspectives into their long-term curatorial, collections, and programming objectives. Sessions will examine how the museum, as a quasi-public space, negotiates representations of sexuality and gender; how institutions can be “queered” to become more inclusive and less normative; and how feminism might impact institutions in the long term through collection plans and mission statements. There will be a special focus on the institutional archive as a platform especially conducive to a feminist voice. This program is hosted by the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art and the Institute for Women and Art at Rutgers University. It is free with Museum admission.”
The moderators and artists are: Tirza True Latimer, Kim Anno, Apsara DiQuinzio, Thomas Lax, Jeannine Tang, Andrea Geyer, Sabine Breitwieser, Aruna D’Souza, Harmony Hammond, Catherine Lord, Ulrike Müller, Martha Wilson, Saisha Grayson, Cathleen Chaffee, Norman Kleeblatt, Jenelle Porter, Anne Swartz, Elissa Auther, Claudia Hart, Jeffreen Hayes and Jennifer Tyburczy.

See the programme at the Brooklyn Museum site.

Last Chance to See Cultural Confluences: The Art of Lenore Chinn

Newsletter by Lenore Chinn

Painting by Lenore Chinn

Press photo – Painting by Lenore Chinn

Last week to see Cultural Confluences: The Art of Lenore Chinn at The Luggage Store Gallery!

Gallery hours: Wednesday – Saturday, noon to 5pm
1007 Market Street near 6th Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

Exhibit runs June 8 – 30, 2012

Read the full story:

Cultural Confluences’ reflects warmth of diversity‘, Rachel Howard, San Francisco Chronicle.

“Cultural Confluences: The Art of Lenore Chinn” at the Luggage Store, Tirza True Latimer/ SFMOMA Open Space

SFMOMA Open Space: These portraits dignify subjects whose psyches, bodies, and relationships have undergone the indignities of discrimination based on race, gender, and sexual orientation. Collectively, this body of work–vibrant and strong–redefines what community, friendship, family, creativity, and Culture with a capital “C” look like. – Tirza True Latimer, Associate Professor and Chair of the Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies at California College of the Arts, San Francisco