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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
06/28/18 – 07/27/18
By appointment only for the month of August.
Stellar Projects, NYC
After Silence, is a new series of photographs by Headmaster No. 7 contributor Pacifico Silano, exploring the physical and emotional voids felt as a result of the AIDS crisis. Organized by Nathan Storey Freeman.
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.
06/7/18 – 9/22/18
Galerie Kernweine, Stuttgart, Germany
Mogutin’s exhibit portrays the subculture of Russia’s male youth. His photographic depictions of non-conformist dress and attitudes towards galvanizing political and economic circumstances portrays a world beyond the limitations of national formality.
06/16/18 – 09/16/18
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.