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RISE : NYC — Rising and Shining Stars of the Queer Visual Arts World

Rise: NYC Rising and Shining Stars of the Queer Visual Art World

October 18 - 20, 2019
Opening Reception: October 18, 2018, 6:00PM – 9:00 PM

Project XAM is a NYC based not-for-profit arts organization supporting emerging and established LGBTQ+ artists and performers. PX produces commission-free art shows, music, dance and performance art events. PX works closely with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

This is a FREE event but an RSVP is required. Address to be sent the week of the exhibition. Opening reception has a limited capacity. Please no one under the age of 18.

Friday, Oct 18 : Opening Reception 6 - 9pm
Saturday, Oct 19 : Gallery Open 2 - 6pm
Sunday, Oct 20 : Gallery Open 2- 6pm

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Fire Island Pines Arts Projects 17th Biennial Art Show


August 3rd
12:00PM – 1:00PM – Underwriter/Sponsor Preview
1:00PM – 3:30PM – General Admission

Free for FIPAP members
$10 for non-members

The 17th Biennial Art Show, a signature event in the Pines, will be held on Saturday, August 3 at Whyte Hall. Please join us to discover fine art pieces created by fellow Pines’ residents. All pieces are available for purchase.  A special preview for Underwriters and Sponsors will precede the general admission with light fare and refreshments.

FIPAP Whyte Hall, Fire Island Pines https://fipap.org/

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to Aug 3

CONNECTION IV - An Invitational Exhibition of Artists Selecting Artists


July 16 - August 3, 2019
Opening Reception: July 18, 2018, 5:30PM – 8:00 PM

“The Atlantic Gallery membership invites you to attend a collaborative show including member artists and their invited guests. The annual ‘Connections’ show, emphasizes the bonds between artist-friends who share thoughts about their work, communicate through their work, and admire and appreciate each other’s work.”

Additional information to come.

ATLANTIC GALLERY 548 West 28th Street, Suite 540, New York, NY 10001 | (212) 219 3183 | info@atlanticgallery.org

Tuesday-Saturday 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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to Jun 30

Queer As I

Self-portrait (detail), graphite on Rives BFK, 22 x 22 inches, 2019

Self-portrait (detail), graphite on Rives BFK, 22 x 22 inches, 2019

May 2 - July 30 2019
Opening reception: May 2  5 - 7 PM
Special World Pride celebratory reception: June 27  5 - 7 PM

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Featuring self-portraits by 50 queer artist to represent the 50 years since the Stonewall Riots:  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 Maccaulay, John MacConnell, KC Crow Maddox, 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.

HERE Art Center 145 Sixth Avenue  New York Enter on Dominick Street one block south of Spring | HERE.org

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to Apr 21

In the In Between: Contemporary Queer Portraiture

Sean  (detail), graphite on Rives BFK, 22 x 22 inches, 2018.

Sean (detail), graphite on Rives BFK, 22 x 22 inches, 2018.

March 29 - April 21 2019
Opening reception: March 30  6 - 9 PM
Panel discussion followed by closing reception: April 13  6 - 7 & 7:30 - 10 PM

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“Queerness exists in the gray areas, much like the nature of human sexuality itself. Challenging, reordering, and defying boundaries is inherent to the nature of being queer. Living on the cusp, in the “in between,” provides us a unique perspective. There are aspects of the human experience that we all experience the same. We all have a desire for intimacy, connection, to appreciate the beautiful (whatever that means to us). The aim of our exhibition is to increase queer visibility. To reshape boundaries in the direction of inclusion and acceptance.”

— Joey Sbarro

Featuring work by John Brooks, Adam Chuck, Mati Gelman, John MacConnell, Melody Melamed, and Joey Sbarro. 

Smush Gallery  340 Summit Avenue  Jersey City | SmushGallery.com  |  @SmushGallery

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to Mar 31

Male Gaze: Life, Legend, Legacy

Shai  (detail), pen & watercolor on paper, 12 x 9 inches, 2014.

Shai (detail), pen & watercolor on paper, 12 x 9 inches, 2014.

February 17 – March 31, 2019 
Opening February 16, 12 - 6PM

“Male Gaze: Life, Legend, Legacy mines the collection amassed for over 50 years by our founders Charles and Fritz, and tells the story of their tireless advocacy for gay artists. Male Gaze brings together work inspired by classical mythology that uncovers homosexual desire throughout history, pop-culture-defining work by renowned fashion illustrators and designers imbued with unique traces of erotic art, artworks saved from destruction, art dealing with issues of HIV/AIDS, and contemporary work by artists from the Charles Leslie Drawing Studio; recreating the experience of their loft exhibition that gave way to the creation of the Leslie-Lohman Museum.”

— Leslie-Lohman Museum

Leslie-Lohman Museum   26 Wooster Street  New York Between Grand & Canal Streets | LeslieLohman.org

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to Sep 24

New Work from Strasbourg

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In the studio at Galerie Christophe Tailleur.

In the studio at Galerie Christophe Tailleur.

September 23rd & 24th 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, September 23rd, 6PM

The show will be exhibiting pieces created during John's two week stay in Strasbourg, France. The work includes paintings from his series Rapid Development, paintings for a new not-yet-titled series of “frame paintings,” and drawings and watercolors of the models John worked with, while in Strasbourg. Inquires about purchasing the work can be directed to galerie@chistophetailleur.fr.

To see more images from John’s two week residency at Galerie Christophe Tailleur, please visit his Instagram.

Galerie Christophe Tailleur   11 Rue des Juifs  67000  Strasbourg   +33 6 80 43 25 31

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to Jul 30

CONNECTION: An Invitational Exhibition of Artists Selecting Artists


July 12 - 30, 2016
Opening Receptions: July 14, 5 - 8PM & July 16, 2 - 5PM

Please join me opening night for CONNECTIONS: An Invitational Exhibition of Artists Selecting Artists. Work will be displayed by 106 artists. I have two pieces in the exhibition from my series Instant Gratification.

Atlantic Gallery 548 West 28th Street, Suite 540 New York City, NY 10001

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 12PM - 6PM, Thursdays 6PM - 8PM

Contact: Sonni Burroughs, Manager (212) 219-3183


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Instant Gratification


May 28 - June 3, 2015
Opening Reception: May 28th, 6-9PM
Gallery is open by appointment only.

A series of life-sized drawings exploring the concepts of social media, reality, and hero worship.

I've become very active in Instagram and have, over the last year, grown a large following and made quite a few friends through the app. Through this process I've made many observations on how users (myself included) act and interact with the app and each other. 

Instagram's way of micro-blogging really makes someone feel connected with the people they're following. As "insta" suggests the posts make you feel like you're in the moment with the person you're following. The interaction makes you feel like you know the person and are experiencing the moments with them. Through their image and text, you learn their expressions, tones, and emotions toward their lives. 

Of course, Instagram (like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) is not reality. It is only what the author of the page wants you to see. Despite that knowledge, it's hard to ignore the feeling like you know these people, many with fantasy-like lives. I've met quite a few of my followers. While none of them are lying about their lives, it becomes very obvious their online identity is only a small portion of their life.

The title INSTANT GRATIFICATION obviously comes partially from Instagram. The drawings, all of nude/semi-nude backs, represent the illusion of being exposed. In reality, the subjects faces and identity are still hidden. We don't really know who these individuals are. We are just drawn to and get satisfaction from the reality they have shown us one post, one instant, at a time. 

The Highline Loft 526 W. 26th Street New York, NY 10001

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