A Fresh Meat in the Gallery Exhibition
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|Dates:||June 6 – July 15, 2009|
|Venue:||San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center – 3rd floor
1800 Market Street @ Octavia, San Francisco [map]
|Gallery Hours:||Mon-Fri Noon-10pm; Sat 9am-10pm; Sun closed|
|Opening reception:||Saturday June 6, 6-9pm
3rd floor, SF LGBT Community Center – 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
Fresh Meat in the Gallery is a groundbreaking, rule-breaking annual exhibition of transgender and gender variant artists. It is the first and only exhibition of its kind in the nation.
This year’s exhibition, Defying Gravities, asks artists: In these unstable times how do you and your community rise up and thrive? What do you create that grounds or defies? How do you ground yourself in the midst of instability? What connections do you rely on or seek out? How do you find relief through humor or outrageousness? What do you dream of for yourself or your community? Queer history is full of acts of defiance. How do you find inspiration today in these histories?
Featuring work by: Francesca Alaimo, Sid Branch, Bobby Cheung, Tristan Alex Crane, Nova Darkstar, Asher Hartman, Eva Hayward, Dorian Katz & Marlene Hoeber, Jackadandy, Zohar Weiman Kelman, Bo Luengsuraswat, Karen Massing, Aaron McElroy, John Miller, Emmett Ramstad, Rory Hejtmanek, Jen Rosenstein, Lex Non Scripta, Tuesday Smillie, Strangelfreak, Rae Strozzo, Gwendolyn Molly Madeline Sund, Adelaide Windsome and GB Woolf. 2009 Fresh Meat in the Gallery curating collective: Exhibitions Coordinator Jillian Soto, Bobby Cheung, Sean Dorsey, eddie gesso, Stacy Nathaniel Jackson, Billie Mandel, Emmett Ramstad and Shawna Virago.
Fresh Meat in the Gallery VI: Defying Gravities is presented in conjunction with the 2009 Fresh Meat Festival, an annual festival of transgender and queer performance (see listing above). Defying Gravities is presented by Fresh Meat Productions, the Queer Cultural Center and the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center, and is a featured part of the National Queer Arts Festival and an official event of San Francisco Pride. Fresh Meat in the Gallery VI: Defying Gravities’ publicity features artwork by Strangelfreak.