Thursday, April 17, 2014

Queer Communities in Print - Tuesday April 22 at our gallery!!!

The Queer Communities in Print Portfolio pays tribute to the ability of LGBTQ people to dialogue, agitate and build community across identities, experiences and distance. Organized for the 2014 Southern Graphic Council International Print Conference, The Queer Communities in Print Portfolio makes a pointed effort to acknowledge queer identified artists working in the medium of print, connect them across geographic locations and create an archive of contemporary LGBTQ artists, building a community that transcends geographic limitations. The portfolio consists of prints created in a variety of mediums by 29 LGBTQ identified artists.

Corinne Teed and Jaime Knight, both graduate students in the University of Iowa MFA Printmaking program with histories as educators, activists and organizers, share an interest in the exploration of queer identities. Through the use of print, and print logic in 2-d as well as sculptural and time-based media the two artists address issues of subjectivity, relationality and queer intimacies. Inspired by the relative isolation felt being queer in the 6th largest city in Iowa and the location of SGCI 2014, Knight and Teed organized 29 queer identified artists for the Queer Communities in print Portfolio.

The opening will be the 22nd from 5-8pm. There will be light snacks and wine!

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