When:
Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 9:00a -
Saturday, Mar 04, 2017 6:00p

Where:
Lesley University
1815 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140

Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Art, LGBT, Social Good, University

Event website:
http://www.lesley.edu/exhibit/coded/

VanDernoot Gallery, University Hall, Lesley University
1815 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140

We are delighted to partner with the Boston LGBTQIA Artist Alliance (BLAA) for their upcoming exhibition, which will be held at the University’s VanDernoot Gallery in Porter Square, Cambridge from January 31 – March 4, 2017. LGBTQIA-identifying artists residing in the state of Massachusetts were eligible to submit.

Boston LGBTQIA Artist Alliance's upcoming show entitled “Coded” will explore the unique role language has played in queer culture as it has developed and flourished since the 19th century. From the outset, coded language has allowed connections and communities to form among gender and sexual minorities in the midst of a hostile dominant culture. As queer culture expanded, shifting and splintering into different subgroups, slang became a way for GSM-identified people to find others who shared similar interests and ideals within the larger milieu of queer spaces. And today, as LGBTQIA identities become more accepted and integrated into mainstream society, language serves as a way to subvert sexist, transphobic, heterosexist, and racist tropes in American popular culture.

Boston LGBTQIA Artist Alliance is interested in how queer artists engage with language. Works in all media that engage with language indirectly, metaphorically, structurally, digitally, performative-ly, etc. were highly encouraged for submission.

Image Caption:
Dylan Hurwitz
Excel and butt
2016
oil on canvas
12x16"

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