War – 2005

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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 Bodies / against Sexuality / against Civil Liberties / against Human Rights / against Self-Expression.
War with one’s identity / within one’s family / within one’s community.
War with another country / within one’s own country.
The weapons of fear.  The weapons of mass destruction.
The weapons of shame.  The weapons of self-loathing.
The violence of hate. The violence of righteousness. The violence of intolerance.
The violence of ignorance. The violence of transformation.
The destruction of cultures.  The destruction of community.  The destruction of self.
The atrocities of war.  The cancer of apathy.
-Rudy Lemcke

Participating Artists
Martin Allman United Kingdom
Veruska Bellestri Italy
Bill Bowers United States
Cathy Cade United States
Lee Campbell United Kingdom
Mario Chejab Columbia
Tyler Cohen United States
Eliot K. Daughtry United States
Michael Derry United States
Jenn DeWald United States
Ben Fife &  Brent Armendinger United States
Jamie Griffiths United Kingdom/Canada
Kenneth Hemmerick Canada
Eva Henneberry United States
Sherri Hepler United States
Valerie Jacobs United States
Shannon Jamieson Canada
David Leroi United States
Libera Mazzoleni Italy
Mitcho United States
Thomas Plagemann  United States
Ricardo Regules Mexico
Lacey Jane Roberts United States
David Rodrigues United Kingdom
Tejal Shah India
José Silva-Rosinhas Portugal
Lieve Snellings Belgium
Sandra Ortiz Taylor United States
Andrew Thomas Germany
Skye Thorstenson United States
Christian W. Right United States
Lanayé Yriqui La Yaqui United States
Roberta Zerbi Zoppi Italy

Kim Anno
Tina Butcher
Armando Rascón
Rev. Tim Taylor

Gallery Director
Ann Aptaker

Artistic Director, Qcc
Pamela Peniston

WAR was funded by a generous grant
from the Zellerbach Family Fund

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