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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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From the Desk of Bent-Con 2014’s Art Dept and Gallery…

On behalf of Bent-Con’s 2014 Art Department, both E Salvador Hernandez (Bent-Con Art Director) and Evan Silver (Bent-Con Gallery Manager) would like to invite you to come check out some of the wonderful programs we have been preparing for the past year as part of Bent-Con’s 5th Anniversary Celebration from Fri Nov 7th to Sun Nov 9th, 2014 at the Los Angeles Burbank Marriott Airport and Convention Center:

Bent-Con 2014 | Friday, Nov. 7th to Sunday, Nov. 9th, 2014 | Los Angeles Burbank Marriott Airport and Convention Center | www.bent-con.org

Bent-Con 2014 | Friday, Nov. 7th to Sunday, Nov. 9th, 2014 | Los Angeles Burbank Marriott Airport and Convention Center | http://www.bent-con.org

1.) The 4th Annual Pop-Up Gallery Exhibition — special “Gaylebrity” jury panel, art exhibition, on-site gallery sales and auction!
2.) Legacy Gallery — hand-selected pro artists exhibiting artworks including honoree, The Tom of Finland Foundation, celebrating their 30th Anniversary!
3.) Horror mastermind Clive Barker‘s: IMAGINER exhibit — a Bent-Con exclusive!

Clive Barker: IMAGINER

Clive Barker: IMAGINER

4.) Portfolio Reviews with Professional Artists with themes including (1) Erotica, (2) Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror, (3) Narrative Fiction & Non-Fiction!
5.) Live Action Figure Draw! Life Drawing Workshops with Miguel Angel Reyes (Mar Artist LosAngeles) and Bent-Con cosplayers!

Live Action Figure Draw! (LAFD!) Life Drawing Workshop

Live Action Figure Draw! (LAFD!) Life Drawing Workshop

…AND WE’VE GOT THE REST OF THE SCHEDULE FOR BENT-CON 2014 RIGHT HERE: http://schedule2014.bent-con.org/

BENT-CON 2014 SCHEDULE: http://schedule2014.bent-con.org/

BENT-CON 2014 SCHEDULE: http://schedule2014.bent-con.org/

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Exhibiting at East LA Rep & Casita Del Pueblo

Fresh from exhibiting at the Tom of Finland Foundation’s 2012 West Hollywood – Los Angeles Erotic Art Fair Weekend, I’m back with two more exhibitions coming up this coming weekend!

You’ve got two more chances to check out my work:

First, there’s Soapbox at East LA Rep on Friday & Saturday, October 5th & 6th, 2012. East LA Rep is located at 1350 San Pablo St., East LA, CA 90033 (near LA County/USC Medical Center)

Soapbox is an interdisciplinary art festival featuring the art of working professionals who moonlight as unsuspecting artists! There will be art, music, and goods for sale! Doors open at 7:30pm. Performances Begin at 8pm.
$2 Entry Fee or a Bottle of Two Buck Chuck

East LA Rep presents Soapbox | 1350 San Pablo St. | East LA, Ca | 90033

East LA Rep presents Soapbox | 1350 San Pablo St. | East LA, Ca | 90033

Second, there’s also Casita del Pueblo’s 7th Annual Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead exhibition artist reception on Saturday, October 6th, 2012 from 6pm to 10pm. The exhibition runs from Saturday, October 6th to Friday November 2nd, 2012. Casita del Pueblo is located at 13100 Philadelphia St., Whittier, CA 90601.

The exhibition will coincide with their upcoming 7th Annual Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Art and Music Festival held in the Historic Uptown Whittier district on Sunday, October 14th from 10am to 5pm.

Casita del Pueblo | 13100 Philadelphia St. | Whittier, CA 90601

Casita del Pueblo | 13100 Philadelphia St. | Whittier, CA 90601

I hope to see you all out at my next shows!

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