June 7 – 26, 2009
SOMArts Gallery and Cultural Center
San Francisco, California
Opening Reception: June 7, 2009
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 new modes of address through a myriad of queer tactics, textures and sensibilities.
What are the threads that bind, mend and sometimes unravel this spectacular fabric of queer art? How does this queerness operate? How does it present itself? How do we fashion, perform, subvert or display queerness in our art and lives?
We hope to explore these themes in art in all mediums that incorporate (in the broadest sense of these ideas): sewing, knitting, weaving, braiding, binding, knotting, textiles, quilting, patchwork, costuming, fashion and fashion events, drag, second skins, performance art, woven texts, blogs, digital networks and communities.
Curators: Tirza True Latimer, Rudy Lemcke, Matt McKinley, Pamela Peniston, Allison Smith, and Tina Takemoto
Exhibition Co-ordinators: Courtney Dailey & Tamara Loewenstein
More detailed descriptions and artists statements can be found on Queer Cultural Center’s Archive pages: THREADS SHOW
Der Ananian, Greg
Ball, Jasper Gregory
Bazant, Micah & Ramstad, Emmett
Faulk, David & Johnstone, Michael
|Gerard Romero, David
Hogan Finlay, Onya
Kahn, Jesse M.
Lopez, Steven Vasques
Lorch, Kate/Fletcher, Welly
Roberts, Lacey Jane
Robinson, Michael Sylvan
Telford Keogh, Catherine
Ulrich, William Cricket
REMIX was funded by The Zellerbach Family Fund and the San Francisco Arts Commission.