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Introduction by RUMI The Exhibition, Catching Up With The Cockettes, was originally presented at the Jon Sims Center in San Francisco as part of the National Queer Arts Festival 2002. For this online exhibition, hosted by the Queer Cultural Center, dozens of new pictures have been added. Together with the help and generosity of the […]

War Introduction | SOMArts Gallery View | Thumbnail/Index Page WAR National Queer Arts Festival 2005 Visual Arts Exhibition SomArts Gallery, San Francisco What does it mean to be at War? To be at war with another / or with oneself. Racial / Gender / Cultural / Environmental War. War of Values / of Words. War against […]

HOPE AND HEALING IN TIMES OF WAR SomArts Gallery June 2006 “I have learned two lessons in my life: first, there are no sufficient literary, psychological, or historical answers to human tragedy, only moral ones. Second, just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one.” […]

  City of the Future (after Tarkovsky’s Solaris) SomArts Gallery San Francisco, California June, 2007        Lemcke Index | City of the Future Essay | Preview of video | Artist’s Homepage Link

MAKING ROOM FOR WONDER Curator: Tirza True Latimer Assoc. Curator: Robert C. Melton SomArts San Francisco June 1 – 30, 2008 Wonder opens horizons of possibility beyond the constraints of “nature” and “law.” It makes room for desire, for doubt, for dreams, for experimentation, for resistance, for things not known and considered unimaginable. Under the […]

Glitter Bomb June 4 – 27, 2015 SOMArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan St., San Francisco 6:30-9pm Exhibition: Tuesday–Friday noon–7:00pm Saturday noon–5:30pm. Artist Walkthru – June 20, 12noon Visual Arts GLITTER BOMB Each year, QCC organizes a large-scale month-long exhibition of cutting-edge queer art at SomArts Cultural Center Gallery in San Francisco that serves as the […]

QIY – Queer it Yourself: Tools for Survival June 4 – 24th, 2011 SOMArts Gallery and Cultural Center San Francisco, California QIY curatorial committee: Terri Berlier, Josh Faught, Jordy Jones, Rudy Lemcke (Chair), Matt McKinley, Pamela Peniston, and Tina Takemoto. Exhibition Coordinator: Nicki Green Exhibition Design: Matt McKinley Inspired by the late 1960s utopian builders’ […]

Chronotopia: The Past, Present and Future of Queer Histories June 5 – 26th, 2010 SOMArts Gallery and Cultural Center San Francisco, California Chronotopia Curatorial Statement This exhibition captures the multiple dimensions of queer time and place; locates queer lives in relation to complex communities; and remembers historical moments that are framed and re-framed by the […]

Threads June 7 – 26, 2009 SOMArts Gallery and Cultural Center San Francisco, California Opening Reception: June 7, 2009 3pm Threads Curatorial Statement Queerness weaves the threads of our physical, social and moral existence together into a multi-dimensional fabric of community and our selves. As queer artists we continue to create complex identities and imagine […]