Visual Art

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Come celebrate the spirit of our time with spirits and snacks and a market you won’t believe at the opening of the visual arts exhibit and the festival! In the midst of the opening, Qcc will host a Zeitgeist market with items from some of the visual artists invited to show, and a showcase of some of the many allies …

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6.7IShowYourself

  With the advent of digital photography, images have become ubiquitous. So how does a photographer distinguish himself? How do you make a portrait sing? And where is the line between photography and art? June 7 Show Yourself Exhibition Opening Blake Tucker Exhibition thru July 20 SF Community Center, 6pm FREE Starting in 2009, I asked ten models to bring …

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Frank Melleno’s Polaroid photography captured an extraordinary glimpse into pre-AIDS gay sexual culture. Melleno was part-owner and night manager of The Fairoaks Hotel, a unique San Francisco bathhouse operating from 1977 to 1979.  His candid images are remarkable, documenting the social and sexual behavior with celebration and no apology. The Fairoaks was owned and operated by a gay commune, lending …

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6.8strangeBedfellowsBnrVY

Strange Bedfellows is a visual art exhibition exploring collaborative practice in historical and contemporary queer art. Featuring the work of over twenty contemporary queer artists working in a variety of media, the show presents diverse strategies for collaboration and considers multiple authorship as a radical concept.  To date, the project includes video, photography, performance, sculpture, sound, textiles, painting, design, and …

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Ramekon O’Arwisters’ exhibition, Sugar In Our Blood, is an autobiographical exploration of sexual stereotypes in the LGBTIQA and African-American communities. Folk-art traditions and techniques are physical stand-ins for race, sexuality, and spirituality in his work. Sugar In Our Blood is a collection of mixed-media installations including a collaborative, community-based art project that uses the folk-art tradition of rag-rug making to reference …

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Inspired by Ginsberg’s collection of candid photographs with eccentric handwritten captions about his cohort of beat writers, lovers, and artists, Qcc and CJM invited 6 bay area artists and scholars to create a live performance event in the gallery. During this unique exhibition tour, performers will present their artistic and literary encounters with the legendary Allen Ginsberg.  Artists and scholars …

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Queering Mythologies is of profound relevance to the current climate of violence against queers worldwide. This project proposes that we re-imagine our histories and therefore our futures so as to combat the material and spiritual effects of the marginalization of queer youth, sex workers, gender non-conformists, and transgender men and women. Queering Mythologies hopes to motivate all those who experience …

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