Crossbones on My Life is an interdisciplinary offering from Mission-born Fillmore-raised queer artist Mason J. Drawing from their experiences amidst California’s ongoing housing crisis, Bay Area arts renaissances, punk, mod, hyphy subcultures. This one-trans show will travel from 1492 to 2021 with rituals and reflections touching upon the Corona and AIDS pandemics, San Francisco history, Two-Spirit identity, Black joy, Latin community, Disability Justice, love, and liberation.
Mason J. is a Black & Indigenous SF-born artist, historiographer, media strategist, and community organizer with varied interests ranging from Klaus Nomi and Phyllis Hyman to Keeping up with The Kardashians and inventing UNO rules. Their focused passions include land use, youth empowerment, LGBTQ senior services, disability justice, intersex rights, gender/sexuality. In addition to previously working with the SFPL James C. Hormel Center and Transgender Cultural District, Mason currently acts as Program Manager, and coconspirator of RADAR Productions Show Us Your Spines BIPoC queer archives residency. They the author of “Crossbones on My Life” (Nomadic Press, 2021) and co-editor of Still Here SF (Foglifter, 2019)
June 15, 2021
6:30PM – 7:30PM PST