Image caption: A studio image with details of the sculptures, "Pagoda of Queer Splendor, Work One" and "Pagoda of Queer Splendor, Work Two," 2019.
Image: Detail from the work, The Wonderment of Otherness (Work #9) by artist Christopher Stout

 

GAY GUERRILLA, a summer group exhibition concerning Queer abstraction, June 25—August 02, 2020

Artsy Exhibition Link: https://www.artsy.net/search?term=christopher%20stout

Artists: Damien Davis, Julie Torres, Poppy DeltaDawn, Will Hutnick, T.J. Dedeaux-Norris, and Christopher Stout

EXHIBITION STATEMENT

Arcade Project Curatorial is pleased to introduce “Gay Guerrilla,” a survey exhibition containing new works in Queer abstraction.

Queer art has enjoyed an explosion of discovery as the Contemporary art world has rejoined recent Queer abstraction with the activist and gender-themed work born in the early 1970’s.

The visual essay of “Gay Guerrilla” builds on this premise, and also investigates the myriad of new divergent conversations which have stemmed from lesbian, transgender, queer, and queer artists of color embracing the fluid portal of abstraction.

To bring to life this construct, Arcade Project Curatorial is presenting a rolling digital “artist film library,” with short video talks by the artists answering the following questions:

  1. Share about your art practice, and how Queer abstraction is expressed in and by your work.
  2. Share the story of one of the pieces you are exhibiting and any other helpful info about the work.
  3. What additional social or art conversations are being expressed through the work?

It is important to note that the title of our exhibition stems from the 1979 score by Julius Eastman, the hallowed Black, gay minimalist composer who brazenly confronted both racial and sexual orientation issues within his work.

For more information, please contact exhibition curator M. Charlene Stevens at info@arcadeprojectzine.com
or via telephone (626) 340-7350.

GALLERY INFORMATION

Founded by M. Charlene Stevens in 2016, Arcade Project began as a digital publication focused on contemporary fine art and its cultural context. For four years, the organization has functioned primarily as an online platform for discovery – featuring exhibition reviews, artist interviews, art fair highlights, film criticism, and the occasional editorial piece. Now with its expansion into a nomadic curatorial platform, Arcade Project continues its mission to foster the careers of emerging and established creatives, launching thought-provoking exhibitions meant to excite and inspire.


I am pleased to share this artist film talk, released as part of the group exhibition, "Gay Guerrilla" curated by M. Charlene Stevens, Founder of Arcade Project Curatorial. I believe many of the points raised in this video are also helpful in more easily understanding about my work.