http://gallery263.com Gallery 263
263 Pearl Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Join Gallery 263 and BLAA on Friday, November 30 for the Free Form exhibition reception!
Reception: Friday, November 30, 7-9PM
Exhibition Dates: November 28 – December 15, 2018
About the Exhibition:
For artists who are members of the LGBTQIA+ community, there is often an expectation that our work will be politically driven and tied directly to our experiences of marginalization. We are shouldered with the responsibility of representing, defending, and/or analyzing our identities, and explaining our relationship to the dominant culture. But what do we make for ourselves, when we’re satisfying our own artistic impulses, exploring our medium, or pursuing non- queer specific avenues of creation? What do we have to say when we’re not trying to engage with the heteronormative and cisnormative world? This show seeks to unburden queer & trans artists from the pressures of representation while still celebrating and amplifying our marginalized voices.
Xray Aims, Francis Alix, Joe Balestraci, Alexander Bauer, Eli Brown, Brianna Calello, Shawna Duval, R. Galvan, Tanner Gauvin, Sirarpi Heghhinian-Walzer, Heather Kapplow, A. Marcel, Michelle Maroon, CJ Mazzalupo, Steven Muller, Amanda Ng Yann Chwen and Dani Criss, Jonathan Obin, Vick Quezada, Ryan Ricci, Sopheak Sam, Zoe Schein, Hogan Seidel, Robert Siegelman, Renee Silva, Lex Young, Mark Younkle
Gallery 263 and BLAA previously hosted the successful show trans/draw, curated by Lenny Schnier in 2016. Free Form was juried by Gallery 263 Board President, Ben S Wallace.
BLAA (http://www.blaa.us) is a LGBTQIA group committed to providing support, resources, and community to Boston-based artists. BLAA’s goal is to provide a platform for LGBTQIA+ artists to showcase their work; promote public awareness of BLAA’s existence and mission; offer opportunities for artists to network with each other, other arts resources, and with new audiences; and foster dialogue surrounding queerness and art. We aim to build community and act as a hub, offering support and resources for queer artists within the greater Boston community. To join BLAA's mailing list, please reach out to [email protected]
Image: Michelle Maroon, Poser, 2018. Acrylic on canvas.