Thanks to the support of numerous people, the catalog for Suggestions of a Life Being Lived, the queer photography exhibition curated by Danny Orendorff and yours truly at SFCamerawork in September 2010 is NOW AVAILABLE! This project was a long time in the making. Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen! The catalog features a conversation between Danny and myself entitled, “A Queer Exploration of Three Public Themes.” The cover image was drawn by Jason Fitz Michael and Matt Momchilov and the catalog features full color images from all the artists featured in the show. Order a copy today through SFCamerawork! Or Amazon! And check out the write up of the book on the California College of the Arts News page!
Suggestions of Life Being Lived, guest curated by Danny Orendorff and Adrienne Skye Roberts, presents queerness as a set of political alliances and possibilities, informed by the projects of 16 artists working in photography, film, video, activism and education. Untethered to institutions of sexual or gender normativity and in pursuit of greater freedoms, the work in this exhibition represents queer activism, intentional and imagined communities, self-determinism, and DIY alternative world-making.
Suggestions of Life Being Lived begins from a place of ‘outness’ and considers how a sense of liberated queerness is pursued and mediated within public spaces and behaviors. Less concerned with catergorical sexual identities or coming-out narratives, this exhibition presents work that looks outward towards collective and resistant expressions of queer community existing outside of dominant gay and lesbian culture.
Featuring works by Steven Miller, Tara Mateik, Killer Banshee Studios, Gay Shame, Kirstyn Russell, Jeannie Simms, Lenn Keller, Mercury Vapor Studios, Falling in love with Chris and Greg, Jason Fritz Michael, Darrin Martin & Torsten Zenas Burns, Eric Stanley & Chris Vargas, Aay Preston Myint and Allyson Mitchell.
Opening reception: Thursday, September 9th 5 – 8 p.m.
September 9 – October 23, 2010
657 Mission Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Photo credit: NC 17 from Steven Miller’s Reclamations series