I’m delighted to have four of my portraits at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. I’ll be there for the artist’s walk-through at the opening with other artists and the curator Pam Penniston to talk about them.
The exhibition is at the gallery of the Commonwealth Club in downtown San Francisco and runs through September 21st. The Commonwealth Club and its Arts Member-Led Forum hosts many notable artists in the gallery of its headquarters in downtown San Francisco.
Photos include this photo of writer and father of marvelous twins Marlo Gayle from Familiar Men: A Book of Nudes. He wrote a superb essay on masculinity for the book and has published a number of erotica stories.
The Queer Cultural Center looks at the art that comes from LGBT artists as a foundation on which to build our community – our common wealth and direction. It is often ahead of the political or social movements in sensing what things are significant – and sometimes it’s just fun. This exhibit looks at diversity in our queer community, from the artists themselves to their chosen disciplines; we are showcasing woven and embroidered fabric, photography, painting, drawing and even a small installation.
This photo is of Hiroko Hagiwara, a dean and professor at Osaka Prefecture University. She is a feminist scholar and activist who was one of my primary collaborators on my Women of Japan project.
The other two photographs are of Samuel R Delany and Tee Corinne.
The photograph of my friend Tee was taken shortly before her death in 2006. Tee was a groundbreaking Lesbian erotic artist whose works included The Cunt Coloring Book, her solarized erotic photographs of lesbians, and her remarkable final project Scars, Stoma, Ostomy Bag, Portacath: Picturing Cancer In Our Lives.
Samuel R Delany’s photograph is from Familiar Men: A Book of Nudes. From his earliest books as a science fiction writer, his work included issues of sexuality, ethnicity, race and gender, including polyamorous love. He brought queerness into the future.
Tickets (click here) are free. (I’d told that even if just the waiting list is left you should be able to register there and be able to come to the event without problem.).
I was in the The National Queer Arts Festival exhibition in May at the SomARTS gallery, which was also curated by the Queer Cultural Center. It was was thoughtful and exciting work and the curatorial walk-through was great. I’m anticipating that it will be equally fine for this exhibit.
Artists include Rudy Lemcke, Lenore Chinn, Bren Ahearn, Indira Allegra, Preston Gannaway, and curator Pamela Peniston in an examination of their work and a discussion of LBGT art.
The opening is Tuesday, July 29th at the Commonwealth Club Gallery (595 Market Street San Francisco). The reception is from 5 to 6PM and the walk-through starts about 6PM. The exhibition runs til the 18th of September.
I’m excited about being there.