Public Record: Portraits of Affection and Intimacy

Online exhibition curated by Richard Renaldi with the Los Angeles Center for Photography

LGBTQIA+ life and experience are constantly contested, negated and marginalized within public discourse. As Gilbert Baker, who created the pride flag as a symbol of hope in 1978, once said, “When all else fails, art is the ultimate weapon.” With this in mind, this virtual exhibition will explore intimate, private portraits of closeness, affection and camaraderie as sites of strength and vulnerability, making space for a more complex, nuanced human experience and interaction.

August 11 – October 11 2022

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MINIMAL. SIGNS AND FORMS OF THE ESSENTIAL

Show with LoosenArt Gallery in Rome, Italy

September 2022

The Self-Portrait Show

Show with the Evelyn Peeler Peacock Gallery at The ARTS Council in Corning, NY.

The selfie has taken on a ubiquitous and larger than life presence in today’s digital landscape, however, the self-portrait has long been a part of an artist’s introspective desire to explore and share themselves fully with the world. The Self-Portrait Show is continuation of this tradition.

The Self-Portrait Show is aligned with The Rockwell Museum’s fall 2022 spotlight exhibition, Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray. Muray obsessively photographed Kahlo who is famous for using the self-portrait to explore aspects of her experience and identity. In the spirit of these two artists, we call on artists to turn their brushes and lenses inward. Artists are encouraged to explore a variety of responses across any medium.

The selfie has taken on a ubiquitous and larger than life presence in today’s digital landscape, however, the self-portrait has long been a part of an artist’s introspective desire to explore and share themselves fully with the world. The Self-Portrait Show is continuation of this tradition.

The Self-Portrait Show is aligned with The Rockwell Museum’s fall 2022 spotlight exhibition, Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray. Muray obsessively photographed Kahlo who is famous for using the self-portrait to explore aspects of her experience and identity. In the spirit of these two artists, we call on artists to turn their brushes and lenses inward. Artists are encouraged to explore a variety of responses across any medium.

Exhibit on View: September 2 – October 14 Reception: September 2, 4-6pm

Spirit of the Kindred Women’s Medicine Gathering

Workshop Title: Healing Through Our Stories

Description: Connecting threads of storytelling, mythology, nature, and personal and collective healing, we will explore the transformative power of weaving our own narratives. Stories, myths, and legends aren’t just tales created long ago, but ones newly created as well. Looking at myths and stories today offers ways to find deeper insight into our own lives and ways of interacting with the world around us. In a world that tries to erase the presences of LGBTQIA+ folks, it is even more vital that we continue to tell our stories, whether they are the everyday realities of our lives, or mythic tales of realities deeper than ordinary truths.

September 8-11 near Ithaca NY

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National Coming Out Day – “Your Story Your Way”

Stories, myths, and legends aren’t just tales created long ago, but ones newly created as well. Looking at myths and stories today offers ways to find deeper insight into our own lives and ways of interacting with the world around us. In a world that tries to erase the presences of LGBTQIA+ folks, it is even more vital that we continue to tell our stories, whether they are the everyday realities of our lives, or mythic tales of realities deeper than ordinary truths. Binary ways of seeing the world will not simply disappear — they must be replaced by ways of seeing and honoring fluidity and change as natural and necessary. This workshop is an act of restoryation, engaging with new stories, myths, and legends, ones that walk the many paths beyond supposed binaries: male and female, night and day, land and sea, earth and sky, life and death, self and other, self and earth.

Ithaca College LGBTQ+ Center
12-1:30pm (open to IC students and staff)