******* Re/Finery *******
∇ exquisite & inquisite ∇
∇ femmes & faggots ∇
∇ prints & papercuts ∇
∇ signs & symbols ∇
∇ lace & gleam ∇
April 30th through June 12th
∇ opening Tuesday April 30th, 7PM
∇ your presence in your dandiest, femmiest, and faggiest attire is encouraged.
∇ special edition prints available on the night of the opening!
The Lexington Club
3464 19th St
A few years ago, I was working on a series of typographic paintings centered on queer history and activism. The “Every Time We Fuck We Win” mirror was inspired by the Queer Nation manifesto from the early 90s. A friend participated in a bidding war to purchase the original, and, since then, I’ve had countless others inquire about when I was planning on making another/more.
So, by numerous requests:
HANDPAINTED hexagonal mirrors, 7” x 7”
Glittery gold enamel is safe to clean, though I’m not sure why you’d ever want to wash off those self-lovin’ lipstick marks.
Each one is slightly different, like you.
Get one here: etsy.me/USa3Da
"Being queer means leading a different sort of life. It’s not about the mainstream, profit-margins, patriotism, patriarchy, or being assimilated. It’s not about executive directors, privilege, and elitism. It’s about being on the margins, defining ourselves; it’s about gender-fuck and secrets, what’s beneath the belt and deep inside the heart; it’s about the night. Being queer is "grass roots" because we know that every one of us, every body, every cunt, every heart, every ass and dick is a world of pleasure waiting to be explored. Every one of us is a world of infinite possibility.
We are an army because we have to be. We are an army because we are so powerful. (We have so much to fight for; we are the most precious of endangered species.) And we are an army of lovers because it is we who know what love is. Desire and lust, too. We invented them. We come out of the closet, face the rejection of society, face firing squads, just to love each other! Every time we fuck, we win.”
Queer Nation, 1990.
Today is the #nomorecuts day of action via ArtStrike! Artists respond to the #fiscalcliff , looming budget talks, the scars of military spending, the gutting of Social Security programs, and the opportunism of the wealthy on the backs of the poor/working class, people of color, elderly, and immigrants.
The rabble rouses.
You Are Being Robbed, by Lex Non Scripta
I was invited to make a poster for the #nomorecuts #fiscalcliff campaign from Rebuild the Dream and ArtStrike in advance of the budget talks in Congress. The campaign has launched, and the day of action is Wednesday, December 19th!
From ArtStrike: “Our country isn’t broke - It’s being robbed. Stand up against cuts to vital programs and demand the wealthy pay their fair share.
You’ve probably heard about the political game called “The Fiscal Cliff.” But, it’s actually a Fiscal Bluff — a self inflicted crisis designed to create urgency to make us believe our nation is broke and that we must cut vital programs. This is false and we won’t stand for it.
Corrupt billionaires, tax-dodging corporations, and those who serve them have manufactured this crisis and are refusing to pay their fair share.
Join us in telling them:#NOMORECUTS …. ”
KNOWhomo’s Moderator (personal posts) You May Have Missed
Ruth Elizabeth’s Femme Flagging Post
Stuff We’re Curious About: ‘Femme’ Flagging with Nail Polish
(following from the fabulous Queer Fat Femme)
Identities like Femme are deeply personal and there’s no one way to be Femme. There are certainly overlapping characteristics and generalizations that exist–which is how we find each other and create community. Tenderly paw in paw we find ourselves a niche (or several) in queerdom. But it is essentialist to say “This is a trait common amongst Femmes,” because as soon as you think you’ve isolated one commonality about Femmes you’ll find a whole pile of Femmes who belie that trait. This is simultaneously awesome and complicated when you’re trying to spot a Femme in the wild.
There is a whole Tumblr dedicated to Femme Flagging, with a forum for fleshing out new additions to the hanky code. Lots of folks have been doing one finger on one hand for the flag, but others have been doing two (or three) “(-) fingers” as the flag.
CENTRAL is the project of artist and creative researcher Chloé Dietz. Chloé is based bi-coastally in her hometown of Brooklyn, New York and her current residence in Portland, Oregon, where she is completing her thesis on geographical practice at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.
CENTRAL is a geographical research initiative, contemporary art practice, and interview series from and about the landscape of the United States of America. Through its threefold practice of interviews, multimedia recordings, and interpretive commentary, CENTRAL continually collects and expands its public reservoir of research materials from and about place in the USA.
CENTRAL will begin its kickoff tour in January 2013 by establishing a mobile research station along the passenger railway system of the United States. From New York to Chicago, Detroit, Albuquerque, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay area to Portland Oregon, the project will generate a wealth of research materials from and about place in the USA.
CENTRAL has scheduled interviews with artists, educators, urban planners and farmers to widen its field of inquiry through conversation. How do issues of representation, urban revitalization, the production of neighborhood foodsheds, and the discourse of the geographic discipline all come together in the creation and re-creation of the landscape of the United States? Alongside its core interview project, CENTRAL will also generate photography, video, sound, and textual commentary, as well as a series of geographical writings, all published on its project website.