Further art discussions and notifications for the artwork of Sam Thorp
I'll be displaying several works of art and giving out free stickers, thanks to the Queer Cultural Center.
Each year, QCC organizes a large-scale month-long exhibition of cutting-edge queer art at SomArts Cultural Center Gallery in San Francisco that serves as the National Queer Arts Festival’s kick-off event. This annual exhibition is the largest and oldest forum for queer visual art in the U.S. For the past 17 years, the exhibition has featured 30 to 60 emerging and mid-career Queer artists’ work. These works are documented on QCC website, which provides a visual history of queer art making in the U.S. and provides curators and activists with a valuable resource for contemporary queer visual culture.
The exhibition will explore the idea of physical, social, political, affective and historical connections. For those who have been denied acceptance into existing social models and access to traditional political means, or for those who voluntarily reject these structures, queers have created alternative social connections as sites of political transformation or contestation.
Historically, LGBTQ people have made connections with each other across racial, geographic, gender, ability, age, class and cultural borders. These connections have built a strong LGBT community, generated new concepts of queer families, developed innovative health and social service models and made long lasting alliances with other disenfranchised communities and social change movements – interweaving social justice issues into our daily lives.
For the past 40 years LGBT people have constantly forged new ways to connect within and outside of our perceived communities: body-building magazines, lesbian pulp fiction, want ads in straight publications and other 1960s practices gave way to gay newspapers, bars, sex clubs, churches and political organizations in the 1970s. In the 1990s the increasing use of digital technology proliferated the ways LGBT people could communicate and connect. With this rise of technology, we are called upon to respond to a new and increasingly rapid proliferation of political and visual culture and an array of urgent social issues that this technology makes increasingly visible.
Labels: art, california, exhibition, lgbtq, queer, queer culture, san Francisco
See me and my art in the
Downtown LA Art Walk Thurssday May 14. I will be there with The Most
Wanted Fine Art Crew doing their Pittsburgh Art Car Tour. We will be
in front of the Regent Theater in Downtown LA. (448 S. Main St. )
from roughly 5:30 -10pm.
Look for the car!
More info at: downtownartwalk.org
Then up to San Francisco for the bay
area Maker Faire. Maker Fiare is like the biggest baddest show &
tell on earth. Family & Earth friendly festival that showcases
innovation and experimentation in many technical fields: science,
engineering, art, performance & craft. I'll be there Friday may
15 1- 5 pm & Sat & Sunday 10 am to 6pm.
The car will shot
up with paint balls the size of melons.
More info at: makerfaire.com
you want to meet up to say hi, buy art, get a smoothie, request a
sketch, shake hands... message me.
Labels: art, art car, bay area, Los Angeles, maker faire, most wanted, pgh art unblurred, san Francisco