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 Caption: Click the above exhibition image to book your free timed ticket in advance for LOVE WINS, a group show of 20 diverse artists working in a wide range of materials centered around celebrating Valentine's Day during a pandemic.


HOMOCATS Studio presents "LOVE WINS," a group show for Valentine's Day weekend

Homocats Studio at The Pencil Factory
61 Greenpoint Avenue, #503
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Exhibition Dates/Times: Friday, February 12th: noon-6pm, Saturday, February 13th: noon-6pm, and Sunday, February 14th: noon-6pm

Artists: Debbie Attias, Alexandria Deters, Ben Frederickson, Zach Greer, John Hanning, Karen Healey, Robert Hickerson, James Jaxxa, J. Morrison, Lloyd Mulvey, Julia Norton and Goldie Poblador, Kyle Quinn / Raw Meat, Andrew Cornell Robinson, Nelson Santos, Julie Schneider, Savannah Spirit, Christopher Stout, Grant Worth, Dave Zackin

Curator: Organized by J. Morrison

Exhibition Statement: The HOMOCATS Studio is excited to present a "LOVE WINS", a group show of 20 diverse artists working in a wide range of materials centered around celebrating Valentine's Day during a pandemic.

*Masks required at all times. To ensure proper social distancing, a maximum of four guests will be allowed at once.

Please book a free timed ticket in advance via this link: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5054998

Image Caption: Exhibition announcement image

Lichtundfire is pleased to announce “Wonderment of Otherness”, a fall 2021 exhibition of mixed media paintings concerning Queer abstraction by New York City artist Christopher Stout. This will be his fourth solo exhibition with the gallery.

Christopher Stout is a Queer abstract reductivist artist whose work formulates conversations surrounding the notions of radical joy and a vision of Queerness as found in our imaginations. Stout’s works are monochromatic, minimal, and hover between painting and sculpture. His work seeks to provide a portal to envision Queer abstraction as allied with the activist, emancipatory, and groundbreaking responsibilities of the artist/creator to challenge the faceted structural oppressiveness inherent in our hierarchical society.

Stout has shown extensively with Lichtundfire, including multiple group exhibition projects and the solo exhibitions "Come Out 2 Show Them" in April 2017, "Sonic Opera" in May of 2018, and "Standing on the Shoulders of Queer Martyrs and Saints" in October of 2019.

More information to follow.

Lichtundfire was established in 2015, with a visual program emphasizing on nonrepresentational, conceptual, and abstract art; especially minimal, color field, geometrical, straight edge, abstract expressionist painting, lyrical abstraction, and process work. Lichtundfire's gallery director Priska Juschka is originally from Germany, and is known for being part of—and instrumental in—the first NADA (New Art Dealer's Alliance) generation from its inception in the early 2000's. 

By its exhibitions, Lichtundfire's program is dedicated to developing and nurturing an active, engaged, progressive, and emancipated art community that addresses cultural and social realities as expressed through visual arts.

Lichtundfire
175 Rivington Street, (Ground Floor)
New York, New York 10002

Gallery website:
www.lichtundfire.com

Image Caption: Click the above Art511 Magazine image to read the article, "Queer Abstraction in 2019, Alexandria Deters in conversation with artist Christopher Stout."


An excerpt
from the Art511 Magazine article:

Alexandria Deters: You have shared how queer abstraction was formed in the 1960s and flourished in the 1970s. Where do you see queer abstraction today? Is it flourishing, and if so how?

Christopher Stout: Queer abstraction is something that queer artists are rediscovering and is yet relatively unknown by the Contemporary art world at large. This is also obviously changing. How it is used and what it could represent it ultimately up to us. I suspect that as queer artists are able to embrace abstraction as a medium to uncover new debates and new thinking, the movement will rapidly grow. I also hope that queer abstraction will also foster and spawn other new categories of queer art that move the needle forward on telling a fuller spectrum of our stories.

Read the entire interview here: http://art511mag.com/2019/11/20/queer-abstraction-in-2019/

Image Caption: Click the above studio image to watch the artist talk film on YouTube.


This artist film talk was developed as part of the group exhibition, "Gay Guerrilla" in June of 2020, curated by M. Charlene Stevens, Founder of Arcade Project Curatorial; and answers the following 3 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?


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mage Caption: Click the above exhibition image to access the “WINTER BENEFIT” exhibition page on Arcade Project Curatorial

Exhibition works viewable on Artsy: www.artsy.net/show/arcade-project-curatorial-winter-benefit


WINTER BENEFIT
, a group exhibiton to endow Arcade Project Curatorial's 2021 artistic programming

Exhibition Dates: December 18—January 31, 2021

Curator: Arcade Project Curatorial Founder M. Charlene Stevens

Exhibition Statement: Arcade Project launched during Armory Week 2016. It began as a concept for a print zine to showcase the talent that surrounded me. Everyone was hustling and working on multiple projects that I believed deserved exposure. Arcade project was created as a platform for visual artists, writers, philosophers, poets, critics, performers and more. The print zine concept was put on hold when the decision was made to build an online presence first.

Over the past four years we have published exhibition reviews, artist interviews, covered art fairs, as well as film criticism and some philosophy with a touch of humor. We built and sponsored the Spicy Curtains lounge at Satellite Art Show - Miami and curated Elizabeth Axtman’s Dark Meat at Satellite Art Show - Austin and Eva Mueller’s TwistedTwins-XXY at Satellite Art Fair - Brooklyn.

This year, we launched Arcade Project Curatorial, a nomadic gallery showing provocative and challenging work. Since the launch, we have exhibited SPRING FORWARD and Gay Guerrilla online as well as Kevin Darmanie’s Rainbow Country, an in-person pop-up at Paradice Palase in Bushwick. As 2020 draws to a close, we are looking forward to the new, and hopefully healthier, year ahead. Up to this point, Arcade Project has been a self-funded labor of love with the occasional help of donors. To help raise enough funds to pay for editing, web development, and a diverse team of freelance writers, Arcade Project is launching our Winter Benefit. 40% of the proceeds from this show will go towards funding Arcade Project for the upcoming year.

Image Caption: Click the above exhibition image to see an installation view of "QUANTUM PARADOX" on Instagram with Christopher Stout's new work, "Towards a Gay Communism, Work 3 (an homage to the landmark writings of Mario Mieli).


QUANTUM SPHERE
, a group exhibiton commemorating Lichtundfire's 5-year anniversary

Exhibition Dates: December 03—January 30, 2021

Artists: Gretl Bauer, Carol Boram-Hays, Leslie Ford, Augustus Goertz, Jim Holl, Mark Kurdziel, Christopher Stout, and Sallie Strand

Curator: Lichtundfire Gallery Director Priska Juschka

Exhibition Statement: Lichtundfire announces, “Quantum Paradox,” a survey exhibition with abstract work in various media; bringing together eight artists with work ranging from the minimal and delicate to the bold and colorful in painting, sculpture and works on paper.


Image Caption: Click the above exhibition image to see an installation view of "QUANTUM PARADOX" on Instagram with Christopher Stout's new work, "Towards a Gay Communism, Works 1 and 2 (an homage to the landmark writings of Mario Mieli).


QUANTUM PARADOX
, a late summer group exhibiton at Lichtundfire

Exhibition Dates: August 13—September 04, 2020

Artists: Henry Biber, Leslie Ford, Augustus Goertz, Eveline Luppi, Robert Solomon, Christopher Stout and Gerald Wolfe

Curator: Lichtundfire Gallery Director Priska Juschka

Exhibition Statement: Lichtundfire announces, “QUANTUM PARADOX,” the first of three sequential group exhibitions, showing work created by Lichtundfire artists, created during the solitude of New York City during COVID-19.


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mage Caption: Click the above exhibition image to access the “GAY GUERRILLA” exhibition page on Arcade Project Curatorial

Exhibition works viewable on Artsy: www.artsy.net/show/arcade-project-curatorial-gay-guerrilla


GAY GUERRILLA, a survey exhibition containing recent works in Queer abstraction

Exhibition Dates: June 25—August 02, 2020

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

Curator: Arcade Project Curatorial Founder M. Charlene Stevens

Library of Artist Talks: www.youtube.com/channel/UCefwDc-IVY6sRdYi_4YPfqA

Exhibition Statement: Queer abstraction has enjoyed an explosion of discovery over the last several years, with art academic circles embracing new artists in this genre as an outgrowth of the activist and gender-themed Queer abstraction of the late 1960’s and 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.

It is essential 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.