Category Archives: Sculpture

Exhibiting at 18th Annual National Queer Arts Festival – Macho Menos at SF LGBT Center – Now through July 17th, 2015

Macho Menos group exhibition at SF LGBT Center - Thru July 17th, 2015

18th Annual National Queer Arts Festival Group Exhibition “Macho Menos” at the SF LGBT Center – June 3rd thru July 17th, 2015

MACHO MENOS
Curators: Alexander Hernandez & Rob Fatal
SF LGBT Community Center
1800 Market Street @ Octavia
Opening Reception: June 3rd, 6pm-9pm
Exhibition Dates: June 1st thru July 17th
Admission: FREE

Macho Menos is a Latino queer slang play on the common Spanish phrase “mas o menos” which translates to “more or less”. This slang is used by Gay Latino men to claim their Queerness but to retain their machismo. The Macho Menos exhibition dissects and expands this term in order to examine the larger, complicated connections between queerness and machismo in Latino communities. Since birth Latinos have been taught to think in binary when it comes to gender. We cannot escape the masculine and feminine because the Spanish language is gendered. The featured artists in this art exhibition work with, against, or around gendered expectations of their respective Latino cultures. Their artwork investigates their relationship with “machismo” through the mediums of photography, painting, video, sculpture, textiles, performance and multi media. Their work explores the negotiation of the artist’s gender in relation to their Latino roots.

For more information on the exhibit and participating artists, visit:

http://qcc2.org/macho-menos/

“Los Novios” by eshcetera, on exhibition at “Macho Menos” thru July 17th, 2015

Macho Menos is a visual art presentation made possible by the Queer Cultural Center’s Creating Queer Community. Since 1998, QCC has organized an annual month-long National Queer Arts Festival. To date, these Festivals have presented more than 800 different events featuring over 1000 Queer artists including Bill T. Jones, Alice Walker, Robert Rauschenberg, Meredith Monk, Adrienne Rich, Marga Gomez, Justin Chin, Thom Gunn, Cherrie Moraga and Dorothy Allison. The festival is the largest queer arts festivals in North America.

For more information regarding the Queer Cultural Center (QCC) and Creating Queer Community, visit:

http://qcc2.org/creating-queer-community-2015/

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2014 Queer Art Expo | Sat. Sept. 13th | 12:00pm-6:00pm

COME JOIN US…

Join Us on Saturday, Sept. 13th from 12pm to 6pm in Silver Lake!

Join Us on Saturday, Sept. 13th from 12pm to 6pm in Silver Lake!

Rough Trade Gear‘s 2014 Queer Art Expo
Saturday, September 13th, 2014, 12:00PM to 6:00PM

Local Artists | Hypnotic Beats by Daddy Deluxx | Refreshing Drinks | Hot Giveaways | Awesome FUNdraising**

Featured Artists:
Andrew Cervantes
Art by Leopoldo
Art Kardashian Photography
Boots Bryant
Brandon Michael Spear
danyol
Dave Davenport (aka “dogSpunk”)
David Shouse Mitchell
Dusti Cunningham Photography
Eshcetera by E Salvador Hernandez
Gregorio Adam Davila
Harvey Del Rey
Hector Silva
Horse of Arabia
Jeremy Lucido Photography
Lalo Ugalde
LOCKWOOD
Manuel A. Acevedo
Me Art
Mar Artist LosAngeles (Miguel Angel Reyes)
Micah Perry
Michael Kirwan
Queering
Ruben Esparza Artist
Steven H. Garcia
The art of Alfredo Roagui
Tito & Diego Feliz
…and more!!!

2014 Queer Art Expo at Rough Trade Gear

2014 Queer Art Expo at Rough Trade Gear

**(benefiting the Tom of Finland Foundation)

Wanna be an artist vendor at the event?
Fill out registration form ASAP: https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=9dtlOf4im5Ru8UHXXu7hHA

PLEASE SHARE THIS EVENT WITH EVERYONE!!!
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/257328781134395/

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People I Know: Nationwide Museum Mascot Project (NWMMP)

Nationwide Museum Mascot Project -- http://nationwidemuseummascotproject.org/

Nationwide Museum Mascot Project — http://nationwidemuseummascotproject.org/

The Nationwide Museum Mascot Project (NWMMP) promotes art museums through custom made, sports team-like mascots that engage with visitors and staff alike with handshakes, high-fives and hugs, pro-museum sign picketing, social networking and workshops.  Free giveaways range from homemade buttons and stickers to balloons, zines and corn-dogs. This project is on the tipping point between sincere promotion and playful parody.

Since 2008, the Nationwide Museum Mascot Project has represented an expanding list of art museums that include the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art, and Orange County Museum of Art.

Though often invited, the Nationwide Museum Mascot Project loves museums so much that sometimes we just show up!

Help the NWMMP 2012 Summer Tour -- http://www.usaprojects.org/project/2012_summer_tour

Help the NWMMP 2012 Summer Tour — http://www.usaprojects.org/project/2012_summer_tour

HELP BRING THE 2012 SUMMER TOUR TO LIFE!!!

Visit the link below and donate whatever you can to help bring the 2012 NWMMP Summer Tour to life. Donations of $25 or more come with exclusive perks. However, no donation is too small.

http://www.usaprojects.org/project/2012_summer_tour

On-Going Projects for 2012

So, I’ve been keeping busy this year with two major projects that I hope get to see the light at the end of the tunnel come this summer and I wanna let y’all know what each one entails…

The Stuffed Bear Muse Project (SBMP)

A collection of some of my favorite bear fellas drawn/photographed in their under gear and recreated in 12″-scaled sewn and stuffed creations.  This project is meant to highlight the diverse shapes, sizes, personalities and hotness that I find in the bear community that might not otherwise be celebrated in other communities.  The project is a response to the growing issue of body dysmorphia and depression I’ve encountered (particularly amongst gay men) that oftentimes prevents us from fully embracing ourselves, even amongst a subcultural community that seeks to celebrate diversity.  Proceeds from the sales will be donated to non-profit organizations providing education and services to gay men struggling with depression & body dysmorphia.  My hope is to have a dozen bears ready for exhibition by the end of June the summer 2012 season. It’s a bare bones operation right now, so unfortunately I’m not in a position that I can offer participants money for their time.  However, their participation in helping me see this project come to life would be gratefully appreciated.

Searching

A zine-style comic memoir of the challenges and celebrations of a former straightedge punk rock kid turned meth-addicted junkie prostitute before finding their calling in the arts and the ultimate road to recovery. Includes drugs, sex, & rock’n’roll with a Queer twist!