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Walking into Charles Leslie’s SoHo loft is like entering the calm eye of a cock storm, a whirling phallic dervish spanning continents and centuries. (May be NSFW.)
GAY examines the cultural shift that has taken place in identity within the last decade by looking at the production of gay male artists of color from 2003-2013. Through painting, drawing, sculpture, video, performance and text, the artists in the exhibition interrogate, de-construct, embrace and celebrate the gay label. This show contains adult content.
Artists include: David Antonio Cruz, Jose Joaquin Figueroa, Cacy Forgenie, Lawrence Graham-Brown, Imani Henry, Steve Locke, Rafael Melendez, Lucas Michael, Troy Michie, Netza Moreno, Twiggy Pucci Garçon, Carlo Quispe, Carlos Sandoval De Leon, Jacolby Satterwhite, Hector Silva, Rob Vassilarakis, Charlie Vázquez, Antonio Vicenty and Dorian Wood.
About the Curator: Ivan Monforte was born in 1973 in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. He is the recipient of a UCLA Arts Council Award, a fellowship to attend the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, a Lambent Fellowship in the Arts from the Tides Foundation and an Art Matters Foundation grant for research in Samoa. He curated the exhibition I Never Meant to Hurt You at Buzzer Thirty in 2006. Monforte currently resides and works in Harlem where he maintains a studio practice and provides HIV prevention education to gay, bisexual and transgender homeless and runaway adolescents.
Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos
Hostos Community College
450 Grand Concourse
(at 149th Street)
Bronx, NY 10451
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