“Queer As I” Exhibition

Here Gallery

poster for “Queer As I” Exhibition
[Image: from Queer as I: Jack Pierson]

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Curated by Dan Halm

HEREArts presents Queer as I at HERE Art Center.

The exhibition is comprised of 50 self-portraits from different artists, one portrait for each year since the Stonewall riots. The exhibition will highlight the power and diversity of the LGBTQIA+ community and shine a light on their visibility.

“On the eve of the Stonewall riot’s 50th anniversary, queer visibility has never been more important,” says curator Dan Halm, “From the time the first brick thrown on that fateful night in Greenwich Village, the fight for equality continues. Being unabashedly out and proud is still a radical idea to some people. But it is those unapologetically queer individuals brave enough to be themselves, who have made society more accepting of the queer community at large.”

The artists in this exhibition offer a glimpse into their lives, their loves, and the power of just living their authentic selves. The work features an array of photographs, paintings, sculptures and mixed media portraits. “What I love about this grouping of 50 artists is how diverse they are; whether that be where they are in their career, their age, their experience or geographical location,” says Halm, “It’s a beautiful mix of artists who inspire me and speak of the queer experience authentically.”

The artists included: Jonathan Kent Adams, Marc Adelman, Mickey Aloisio, John Arsenault, Alexander Asbell, Jonathon Beaver, Matthew Bede Murphy, Chris Berntsen, Justin Vivian Bond, Vivian Chiu, Greg Climer, Andrew Criss, TM Davy, LaQuann Dawson, Shari Diamond, John Dugdale, Leah DeVun, James Falciano, Nadine Faraj, Joe Hepworth, Hannah Hiaasen, Logan Jackson, Mia Krys, Scooter LaForge, Zachari Logan, Emily Lombardo, Peter Macaulay, John MacConnell, KC Crow Maddux, Sean Basil McGiver, Patrick McNabb, Daniel Morowitz, Cobi Moules, Ruben Natal-San Miguel, Catherine Opie, Stiofan O’Ceallaigh, Cupid Ojala, Matthew Papa, Hermes Payrhuber, Michael-Birch Pierce, Jack Pierson, Antonio Pulgarin, Ryan Pfluger, Brandon Roberts, Chad States, Richard Stauffacher, Jeffrey Teuton, Meg Turner, Rachael Warner, and Charlotte Woolf.

Dan Halm is a New York based artist, curator, and writer. He has curated numerous exhibitions both domestically and internationally. His most recent exhibitions include “Cocoon” (co-curated with Rick Herron) at the HERE Art Center (New York) and “UNEARTHED” (co-curated with Geo Gonzalez) at Rockelmann& (Berlin) which was named a critics pick by Artforum. He was named one of two resident curators for the 2019-2020 season of HEREArts.

Since 1993, the award-winning HERE, Kristin Marting, Founding Artistic Director, has been one of New York’s premier arts organizations and a leader in the field of producing and presenting new, hybrid art from a variety of artistic disciplines— media, visual art, installation, theater, dance, music and opera, puppetry, spoken word and performance art. HERE’s work is challenging and alternative and offers audiences the opportunity to feel that they are part of something new and fresh.

In response to the growing number of artists interested in creating work that fully integrates visual and performing art forms, HERE provides visual artists with residencies through HARP, creating more opportunity for interdisciplinary exchange while supporting a wide range of artistic disciplines and encouraging artists to work beyond a single art form. Additionally, HEREart provides emerging and early career visual artists and curators access to a dynamic space within HERE’s active, multi-arts center, with a focus on exhibitions that creatively work within its unique spaces. The program provides some artists with their first show in Manhattan, while for others the challenge of HERE’s specific public setting offers the opportunity to engage with a new audience in a bold new environment. Through HEREart, and notably its 8-10 annual exhibits, HERE is invested in supporting artworks of all media (painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, collage, video). HEREart exhibits are open to the public free of charge Tuesday – Friday from 2 – 7 pm and on weekends by appointment.


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