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  • Years Yet Yesterday at the University of Lorraine, France, June 17, 2017

    I’ll be speaking about my Years Yet Yesterday drawing series at the Voice(s) and Silence in the Arts Conference in Nancy, France on Saturday, June 17, 2017 (11:45am, Campus of Letters, Science, and Humanities). The conference focuses upon the intersection of voice and silence across a variety of artforms; my talk will center around the research and studio methodologies I used to translate Larry Kramer’s speech, The Tragedy of Today’s Gays, into a 24-panel drawing series, which also served as a decade-long tribute to Kramer’s words. The talk is in anticipation of Queering Translation, Translating the Queer (Routledge, 2018), a queer-translation textbook in which I contributed a case-study chapter about the series.

  • Group Show: TELL ME A STORY at FOUNDRY ART CENTRE, June 16–July 28, 2017

    I'm thrilled to have work featured in Foundry Art Centre's upcoming summer exhibition, Tell Me A Story. The exhibition features 48 artists exploring the implied and deliberate frameworks of narrative-based storytelling. The show runs June 16 through July 28, 2017, with an opening reception on Friday June 16 from 5:30pm until 8:00pm. If you're in the Missouri area over the summer, please swing by the show.

    My four featured pieces, listed below, are from my on-going, daily You Look Like The Right Type overheard-conversation archive. All four prints are for sale through Foundry at the show.

    It’s not a feel-good conversation. (You Look Like The Right Type: overheard on October 22, 2015),
    digital reproduction of India ink drawing on Epson archival paper, incorporating direct-quote dialogue overheard and drawn on October 22, 2015.

    That’s all I can ask for. (You Look Like The Right Type: overheard on February 24, 2016),
    digital reproduction of India ink drawing on Epson archival paper, incorporating direct-quote dialogue overheard and drawn on February 24, 2016.

    We don’t have to be in the same comic strip. (You Look Like The Right Type: overheard on November 10, 2009), digital reproduction of India ink drawing on Epson archival paper, incorporating direct-quote dialogue overheard and drawn on November 10, 2009.

    I wasn’t gonna say a thing. (You Look Like The Right Type: overheard on January 26, 2013), digital reproduction of India ink drawing on Epson archival paper, incorporating direct-quote dialogue overheard and drawn on January 26, 2013.

  • Fresh Ed Panel Discussion: AIGA/NY, June 9, 2017

    I participated on the Fresh Ed panel this past Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Theresa Lang Community and Student Center at Parsons School of Design in New York City. The panel incuded conversation from regional design practitioners and educators discussing the need for an academic-based degree within the professional design industry. The conversation—both among the panel and the audience—was lively and I feel we could have continued speaking beyond our panel timeframe.

    Pictured below, from left: Aaris Sherin (moderator), myself, Laura Penin, Tyler Hartrich.

  • Years Yet Yesterday at The University of Nottingham, UK, April 28th

    I’ll be speaking about my Years Yet Yesterday drawing series at the 24th Annual Lavender Languages and Linguistics Conference in Nottingham on Friday, April 28, 2017. My talk will center around the research and studio methodologies I used to translate Larry Kramer’s speech, The Tragedy of Today’s Gays, into a 24-panel drawing series, which also served as a decade-long tribute to Kramer’s words. The talk is in anticipation of Queering Translation, Translating the Queer (Routledge, 2018), a queer-translation textbook in which I contributed a case-study chapter about the series.

    I—Infecting Infected Intertwined, India ink pen on Stonehenge 90lb paper, 22 x 15 inches, words extracted from Larry Kramer's speech, The Tragedy of Today's Gays, from an abecedary series of 24 drawings.

  • Group Show: EXPANDED VISIONS at LESLIE-LOHMAN MUSEUM OF GAY AND LESBIAN ART, March 10–May 21, 2017

    I'm unbelievably honored to have work featured within the upcoming exhibition, Expanded Visions: Fifty Years of Collecting, at the newly renovated Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York City. Expanded Visions (opening March 10, 2017) is a historic-collection show with approximately 250 works—spanning half a century and curated from more than 30,000 works in the Museum’s collection—which speak directly to the LGBTQ experience. The museum, founded by Charles Leslie and Fritz Lohman more than 30 years ago, is the first of its kind dedicated solely to LGBTQ art. This show marks the debut of the new north gallery, which doubles the museum’s exhibition space.

    My featured work, Fagget Fucker (sic) Gay Alphabet, turns hate speech from the wall of a Midwestern truck stop men's bathroom into a queer-positive lettering system for allies of the LGBTQ community to ‘answer back’ against written homophobia.

    The Leslie–Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
    26 Wooster Street, Manhattan

    The Museum reopens March 10th with a public reception from 6pm to 8pm.
    Expanded Visions runs March 10th through May 21, 2017.


  • Group Show: LUCK OF THE DRAW at FOUNDRY ART CENTRE, March 10–April 21, 2017

    Foundry Art Centre is one of my favorite Midwestern arts organizations, so I'm very excited and honored to announce that I'll have work in their upcoming spring exhibition, Luck of the Draw, in which 35 artists will explore the theories of luck and pure happenstance through works of art.

    The show runs March 10 through April 21, 2017, with an opening reception on Friday March 10 from 5:30pm until 8:00pm. If you're in the Missouri area, please swing by (and take pictures for me!).

    My two pieces are from my on-going, daily You Look Like The Right Type overheard-conversation series. One is a letterpress broadside, overheard on an airplane and printed with huge, vintage wood type on a Vandercook press at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. The second is a print of an ink drawing on Bristol, overheard in Chicago. Both prints are for sale through Foundry at the show.

  • Panel discussion with Ligo Project on Wednesday, March 1st, 7pm, Brooklyn

    I'll be a panelist for Ligo Project's upcoming discussion, Science (as) Culture: Redefining Sex & Gender. Ligo Project, a not-for-profit organization based in New York City, links artists and scientists together in creative, non-traditional ways to develop and implement new creativity frameworks at the intersection of art and science. Hope to see you there!

    Wednesday, March 1, 2017
    The Commons Café
    388 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn
    7pm–9pm