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Alumni Report

Art exhibits, publications, screenings, and more from Headmaster’s finest alumni.

Sep
2
to Jan 16

Bernhard Willhelm

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Capital

Fall/Winter 2018/2019
View collection on the Tom of Finland Store

Willhelm debuts his autumn and winter knitwear collection “Capital” at the Tom of Finland store. This collection features unique 100% virgin wool and cotton attire manufactured in Belgium and Japan, starring famous faces of the classical art world. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Tom of Finland Foundation.


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Sep
20
to Mar 17

Liz Collins

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Rays

9/20/18 – 3/17/19
The Museum of Arts and Design, NYC

Rays revisits Collins’ black paper exploration into the boundaries of fabric, line, and color. These series of drawings depict a spectrum of textiles challenging our notion of perspective and light. Rays was originally developed during Collins’ residency in the Museum of Arts and Design’s Artist Studios program, and later produced into wallpaper panels in 2017.


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Oct
1
to Nov 3

Steve Locke

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The School of Love

10/01/18 — 11/03/18
Hillman-Jackson Gallery, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington, MA

Locke’s installation addresses love and violence in the current age alongside questions of race, religion, and pop culture. This collection of sculptures and paintings delves into the artist’s own experiences and the complexity of youth’s relationships, yearning, and desire for attention.

Artist's Gallery Talk & Reception
October 1 at 5:30 pm


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Oct
24
to Jan 21

Steve Locke

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Three Deliberate Grays for Freddie (A Memorial for Freddie Gray)

06/27/18 – 01/21/19
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

For the Façade of the Gardner Museum, former Artist-in-Residence Steve Locke created Three Deliberate Grays for Freddie (A Memorial for Freddie Gray), which addresses issues of race and violence in America today. Locke painted an abstract portrait of Gray, a 25-year-old Black American man, whose untimely death after being in Baltimore Police custody in 2015 aggravated longstanding racial tensions in the city and sparked street protests, police clashes, and violence.

Locke generated three distinct monochromes by averaging the pixels of three individual photos of Gray that were frequently used in the media. One is a family photo, one is from his arrest, and one is an image of Gray in the hospital on life support. The resulting colors form a timeline of the life, suffering, and death of Freddie Gray.


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Nov
1
to Mar 1

Pacifico Silano

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After Silence

CANCELED
Bal Harbor Village, Florida

Documenting gay culture through reference to print media and pornography, Pacifico Silano’s work addresses the AIDS/HIV crisis and sexual desire via a suggestive queer lens. Silano was to exhibit “After Silence” at Bal Harbour Village, Florida this month. However, after relentless curatorial censorship and the removal of all references to “queer” culture and identity in the exhibit’s press release, he has chosen to separate his art from the exhibit. After having his work deemed too inappropriate for being “suggestive,” and following several initial edits to the artwork itself and artist statement, Silano chose to pull his work from the show, stating: “My work is about the history of images and how over time their meanings shift and change. Bal Harbour wanted to completely censor and remove the context of my work for a more family-friendly exhibition.” In an email to Hyperallergic, Silano also commented: “Sadly, Miami-Dade County has the highest rate of new HIV diagnoses in the United States. This show could have been an opportunity to meaningfully engage with this issue.”

Read the entire article on Hyperallergic


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Nov
8
to Dec 17

Chris Bogia / Jade Yumang

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Material Futurity

11/08/18 – 12/16/18
Law Warschaw Gallery, Macalester College, Saint Paul, MN

Material Futurity delves into the queer mutability and intersections of media and conversation among artists through video, performance, sculpture, painting, and more. Bogia’s and Yumang’s work will be exhibited alongside Diedrick Brackens, Jeffrey Gibson, Sahar Khoury, Grace Rosario Perkins, and Anna Luisa Petrisko.


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Dec
7
to Feb 10

Emmy Bright

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I >  < You >  < We

12/7/18 – 2/10/19
Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Virginia

Bright, Jessica Heikes, and Leigh Suggs present a collaborative exhibit presenting their friendship’s shaping of their art. By sending each other exercises, discussing the differences in each other’s work and chosen media, relationships among artists become the catalyst for both new ideas and the mingling of influences. The exhibit includes pieces from each artist that stand individually and in tandem.


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Dec
17
to Feb 9

Pacifico Silano

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After Silence

12/17/18 – 02/08/19
Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, Lancaster, PA

Pacifico Silano’s lens-based photography will be exhibited at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, with receptions on January 4th and February 1st. “After Silence” explores themes of masculinity, queer identity, and magazine culture, inviting both the longing gaze and a close study of printed media.


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Oct
13
to Nov 17

Jim Verburg

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Still

10/13/18 – 11/17/18
Zalucky Contemporary, Toronto

Jim Verburg’s “Still” at Zalucky Contemporary showcases pieces from his series “A Certain Silence”, among others. Verburg will be visiting the gallery November 17th from 4pm to 6pm. Verburg’s oil-based paint pieces utilize a wide variety of textures and experiments with materials including mylar, plexi, powdered graphite, charcoal, and tarlatan.


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Oct
11
to Nov 2

Jamil Hellu & Jade Yumang

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Queer Voices

10/11/18 – 11/2/18
San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA

Hellu and Yumang are participating in a celebration of intersectional LGBTQ+ identities at the LH Horton Jr Gallery at San Joaquin Delta College. The exhibit will present ceramics, photography, video, and more, while investigating the subject of gender identity, sexuality, and foundational moments in queer history.


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Sep
27
to Sep 30

Derrick Woods-Morrow

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EXPO Chicago

09/27/18 – 09/30/18
Navy Pier, Chicago

Derrick Woods-Morrow will be presented by Artadia in the Special Exhibitions section of the 2018 EXPO Chicago. Derrick is one of two recent recipients of the 2018 Chicago Artadia Awards. “Creatively modifying relations of power, Woods-Morrow’s recent work combines elements of sexuality and interracial affinity, as well as poetic engagements with questions about how the things and beings of the world change as they move—and are moved.” The Awardees were selected by Jordan Carter (Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art, The Art Institute of Chicago), Darby English (Carl Darling Buck Professor of Art History, Modern and Contemporary Art, Cultural Studies, UChicago and Adjunct Curator, the Museum of Modern Art), Courtenay Finn (Curator, Aspen Art Museum), and Jamie Isenstein (Artist). 


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Sep
21
to Oct 5

Nicholas Galanin

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Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It

09/21/18 – 10/5/18
MAINSITE Contemporary Art, Norman, OK

Galanin’s work on the appropriation of Indigenous aesthetics and invisibility continues with his participation in Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It. The exhibit is a collaboration with artists and community builders, who have written instructions meant to followed by observers. The exhibit is curated by Sherri Irvin.


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Sep
16
to Sep 20

Jason Tranchida

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Royal Mills Riverpoint: Design transformation of a decaying mill into a historic site

09/17/18
Royal Mills Riverpoint

At the brink of demolition, Royal Mills Riverpoint was bought for $1. Millions more, and massive teams would be engaged to renovate this 1850’s stone textile mill in West Warwick, RI into 250 residential units in 3 adjoining buildings. Headmaster editor/publisher Jason Tranchida will be speaking about his work on the site’s “Heritage Museum” which tells the history of the mill – once home to none other than Fruit of the Loom!


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Sep
13
to Oct 20

Wolfgang Tillmans

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How likely is it that only I am right in this matter?

9/13/18 – 10/20/18
David Zwirner, NYC

Tillmans’ latest exhibit demonstrates his use of the photocopier on still photography, along with use of collage and manipulation of the drying ink on paper. The exhibit also includes previous work by Tillmans showcasing abstractions exposed to a mix of different photo chemicals. These collections portray the artist’s sharp eye for juxtapositions and integration of the body’s form in his photography.


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Sep
7
to Oct 14

Jade Yumang

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Queer(ing) Pleasure

09/7/18 – 10/14/18
District of Columbia Art Center, Washington, DC

Inspired by Audre Lorde’s inquiry into the power of the erotic, Queer(ing) Pleasure presents photography, embroidery, video, and more to confront an “unexpressed and unrecognized” feeling. Yumang’s work will be featured in a group exhibit at the District of Columbia Arts Center.


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Sep
5
to Dec 8

Nicholas Galanin

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I continue to shape

09/05/18 – 12/08/18
University of Toronto Art Centre

The title of the exhibition, I continue to shape, references an observation of participating artist Nicholas Galanin’s, that contemporary Indigenous cultures, like all other cultures, exist on a continuum of change based on engagements with others and in dialogue with land. The “I” of I continue to shape is both the artist’s subjectivity bearing upon the world, as much as it is the “I” of the viewer, coming to terms with how else to understand their role in upholding or dismantling the structures we have inherited, and how they are capable of shaping personal and cultural relationships.

The exhibition includes works by Maria Thereza Alves, Cathy Busby, Justine A. Chambers with Deanna Bowen + Ame Henderson + Jessica Karuhanga, Nicholas Galanin, Maria Hupfield, Lisa Myers, Mickalene Thomas, Joseph Tisiga and Charlene Vickers.


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Sep
1
to Sep 28

Aaron Peterman & Walker Mettling

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AS220 Print Lottery

09/28/18
AS220, Providence, RI

Description: Join the AS220 Community Printshop and the Paul Krot Community Darkroom in auctioning 100 prints for $100. Headmaster artists Aaron Peterman and Walker Mettling will have prints available during the lottery. All funds raised from the lottery will be donated to keeping these two community spaces open and accessible to local Providence artists.


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Sep
1
to Oct 30

Chris Ironside

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Living for the Fame

10/04/18 – 10/27/18
Angell Gallery, Toronto

In an age of hook-up apps and endless social media timelines, Chris Ironside’s new solo-exhibit Living for the Fame re-examines the anonymous bodies we scroll past and swipe through on a regular basis. By filtering and warping these images of public encounters on digital platforms, Ironside produces a gaze lingering on the subject’s uncanny desire to be seen. Born from the lyrics of Courtney Love’s Doll Parts: “I fake it so real, I am beyond fake,” Ironside fixates on the artifice of the picture-perfect persona’s journey for love and admiration.

Opening 10/04/18
7–9pm

Image: "It's Guys Like You, Mickey, 2018"
graphite on paper


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Aug
7
to Oct 27

Jaanus Samma

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Outhouse by the Church

09/28/18 – 12/14/18
Nomas Foundation, Rome

Samma presents an environmental installation of an old wooden outhouse, once located in Eastern Estonia. Both a historical and anthropological undertaking, Outhouse by the Church contextualizes how our notions of class, gender, and sex have simultaneously changed and remained stagnant.


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Aug
1
to Oct 22

Matthew Lawrence

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Collecting Art – Gallery Guide

10/20/18
RISDProvidence

Headmaster co-editor Matthew Lawrence is teaching the one-day course Collecting Art: Gallery Guide through the RISD Continuing Education program. This class aims to demystify the process of buying art by introducing different ways of thinking about and looking at art, as well as building confidence and knowledge, within a variety of art viewing contexts. Students will learn how to approach art buying on any budget, and will visit a number of galleries and artist studios on the west side of Providence.


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Jul
28
to Sep 9

Emmy Bright

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Other Nature

07/28/18 – 09/09/18
Simone DeSousa Gallery, Detroit

Other Nature is a collaboration between Headmaster No. 8 contributor, Emmy Bright and Megan Heeres in which the natural world is both subject and metaphor. Using paper, screen-printing, and collage, the work plays between binaries: natural/unnatural, native/invasive, pretty/ugly, joyful/tearful, and other new language and forms that we don’t have words for yet. Each artist is invested in complicating these binaries – finding beauty in garbage, celebrating female masculinity, mashing up weeds to make fine papers. Their method of working together is process oriented, responding intuitively to the materials, images, and forms in front of them. Through this practice, they find intent and joy in the objects that they create.


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Jul
27
to Aug 13

Slava Mogutin

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The Violators

07/27/18 – 08/13/18
Studio UZI, Brooklyn
By appointment

The Violators is a group exhibition featuring 15 Queer artists whose works have been targeted by censorship on social media. Including: Alex La Cruz, Anne Lamb, Ari Fraser, Bruce LaBruce, Damien Blottiere, Gio Black Peter, Joseph Wolfgang Ohlert, Natasha Gornik, Oliver Sarley, Paco Y Manolo, Ruben Esparza, Slava Mogutin, Stuart Sandford, and Timothy Hill

Opening reception July 27 from 7pm-11pm. RSVP: StudioUZInyc@gmail.com

Live reading by Slava Mogutin + performance by El Mira


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Jul
14
to Jul 15

Luka Fisher

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Only Trumpets
Precious Stones

07/14/18 – 07/15/18
Outfest, Los Angeles

Headmaster No. 6 contributor Luka Fisher has produced two films that will be screening as part of Outfest. Only Trumpets is “an adult Disney film for the Grindr generation” directed by Tristan Scott. Precious Stones is a short documentary by Matthew Kaundart examining Daniel Crook’s painting practice. This short opens for Narcissister Organ Player, which opened at Sundance earlier this year.


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Jul
9
to Sep 30

Wolfgang Tillmans

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Fragile

07/09/18 – 09/30/18
Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa

Wolfgang Tillmans’ touring exhibition, Fragile, is now at the Johannesburg Art Gallery after making stops in Kinshasa and Nairobi. This exhibition, which will be touring many more cities on the continent over the next few years, is presented by the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen/ Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa) in collaboration with Tillmans and the Goethe-Institut.


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Jun
29
to Sep 16

Skylar Fein

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Remember the Upstairs Lounge

06/29/18 – 09/16/18
New Orleans Museum of Art

Changing Course: Reflections on New Orleans Histories marks the 2018 New Orleans Tricentennial by bringing together a group of seven contemporary art projects that focus on forgotten or marginalized histories of the city. Skylar Fein’s immersive installation Remember the Upstairs Lounge commemorates the 1973 arson at the Upstairs Lounge, a popular gay bar in the French Quarter. Fein, whose work has long explored New Orleans’ many diverse subcultures and informal communities, recreates this space to offer a haunting memorial to the event and those impacted by the tragedy.

Read the review of Skylar's project in the NY Times.


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Jun
24
to Aug 24

Jaanus Samma

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Writings on the wall.
Kodavere outhouse

06/24/18 – 08/24/18
Juhan Liiv Museum, Peipsiääre Parish, Estonia

At the threshing barn of the museum, Samma has exhibited an outhouse found in the courtyard of the Kodavere Church. The messages and names on the walls of the outhouse tell stories about village history and people from the beginning of the 20th century. The toilet has therefore unexpectedly become a source of research and scrabbles on the wall have become a source of history. Choosing one of the most beloved Estonian poet's Juhan Liiv's and his brother's Jakob's home as an exhibition site is no accident. They both went to Kodavere Parish School and Juhan has written short stories in a local dialect.


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Jun
16
to Sep 16

Liz Collins

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Cast of Characters

06/16/18 – 09/16/18
BGSQD, NYC

The Bureau of General Services—Queer Division and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center proudly present Cast of Characters, a dramatic transformation of the Bureau by artist and Headmaster No. 4 contributor, Liz Collins featuring a salon-style exhibition of portraits by over 95 LGBTQ artists. Cast of Characters is the Bureau’s most ambitious exhibition to date.


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