Autumn/Winter 2019 – 2020
Bernhard Willhelm unveiled his latest collection at Paris Fashion Week. “It’s a symbolic view on consumerism and the relationship between consumers, authors of consumer innovations, and the present and future states of humanity and the world,” says the designer. “Compared with the rest of Paris Fashion Week,” Vogue says, “Willhelm’s showroom might as well be on another planet.”
5/17/19 – 9/22/19
Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC
The 2019 Whitney Biennial features 75 artists working in painting, sculpture, installation, film and video, photography, performance, and sound. Introduced by the Museum’s founder Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in 1932, the Biennial is the longest-running exhibition in the country to chart the latest developments in American art. Curated by Jane Panetta and Rujeko Hockley.
10/27/18 – 4/30/19
Palm Springs Art Museum, CA
The title of the exhibition, I continue to shape, references an observation of participating artist “Unsettled” will be exhibited at the Palm Springs Art Museum until April 2019. More than 75 artists living or working in the Greater West will present their work exploring traditions, history, and Indigenous culture before the region was declared “unsettled.” Galanin’s work mediates the relationships tying the past, present, and future together with a strong emphasis on Indigenous art, heritage, and cultural legacy and contemporary influence.
2/12/19 – 3/31/19
Alan Cumming and Ronald Peet star in Daddy, the latest play from Jeremy O. Harris (Slave Play). “Basquiats and Birkins, gospel and pop, and fantasy and reality collide around a Bel Air swimming pool in this deeply surreal exploration of intimacy and identity. Danya Taymor (PASS OVER) directs this wildly theatrical and dangerous world-premiere play by the recipient of The Vineyard's 2018 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award.” Variety calls Cumming’s performance “flawlessly creepy.”
Wicked Queer Festival 2019, Boston
03/28/18 – 04/7/19
Only Trumpets is a lyrical response to the heteronormative ideals that have been adopted by LGBTQ media and the lack of representation or sexualization of femme cis men. Only Trumpets is produced by Headmaster No. 6 contributor, Luka Fisher and directed by Scott-Behrends and will screen as part of the festival’s Men’s Shorts program on April 3, 7:00 PM at the Brattle Theatre.
2/17/19 – 4/7/19
Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NYC
A group exhibition organized around the concept of “distance”— physical, chronological, intellectual, emotional, geographic, etc. All Skowhegan alumni share the experience of distance from their unique summer on the Skowhegan campus. The curators were further inspired by Solmaz Sharif’s poem, Look, which explores consequences that result from perceptions of difference and distance.
Curated by Locke and Betsy Alvin
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.
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.
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.
11/03/2018 – TBA
Zweisieben Gallery, Karlsruhe, Germany
Thomas Weidenhaupt’s photography will be presented by ZWEISIEBEN, an artist-run space, with his series “To Look So Loud May Be Considered Tacky.” Weidenhaupt specializes in portraits on 35mm and instant film.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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).
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.
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.
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!
Alexander Chee’s “How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays” has placed on Publisher’s Weekly Top 10 Best Books of 2018 list. Chee’s collection of sixteen essays delves into his experience as a growing writer, tarot reader, and myriad of odd-jobs while pursuing his craft. Congrats Alex!
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.
Read Naima’s Essay Here
Lowe explains a very difficult, and unexpectedly public, year, as well as the reasons for her departure from a tenured position at a Pacific Northwest college.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Image: "It's Guys Like You, Mickey, 2018"
graphite on paper
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.
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.
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.
07/27/18 – 08/13/18
Studio UZI, Brooklyn
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
07/27/18 – 08/25/18
Angell Gallery, Toronto
Angell Gallery presents Today’s Paper, a survey of new artworks on paper by some of Canada’s best emerging and mid-career artists, selected by associate director Bill Clarke.
2018, 11" x 14", graphite, glitter and archival glue on paper