Fresh Meat in the Gallery IV: BORDERS

Fourth Annual Transgender Art Exhibition

by Cobi Moules
Dates: June 2 – July 6, 2007
Location: ODC Theater
(3153 17th Street @ Shotwell, SF) [map]
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 2pm-5pm
(the Gallery is also open during the nights the Theater has performances)
Admission: FREE
Opening Reception: June 14, post-performance (Fresh Meat 2007)

Fresh Meat in the Gallery is an annual exhibition of visual art by transgender and gender variant artists. We seek to empower artists, expand the repertoire of original work authentically exploring transgender experience, bring visibility to trans communities, connect transgender artists with diverse audiences, create dialogue and build community.

This year’s exhibition, BORDERS, asks transgender artists to explore the impact of borders on their lives, bodies and communities.

  1. Borders between nations – Immigration: Who is kept out? Who is kept in?
  2. Borders within your community – Who is celebrated? Who is unwelcome?
  3. Borders between communities / Borders that define communities
  4. Borders within ourselves / Borders that define ourselves
  5. Borders as barriers – to community, to freedom of movement, to healing
  6. Borders as liberation
  7. Borders as privilege – how do you benefit from borders?

Featuring work by: Anne Louise, Bobby Cheung, Caldwell Linkerbelle, Cobi Moules, Jackadandy/Chris Carraher, Ari Lev Fornari and Deb Schneider, Eddie Gesso, Emmett Ramstad, Jes Muse, Jillian Soto, Sassafras Lowrey, Tobaron Waxman, Regina Maiden, and Dalles Goosen.

Part of the National Queer Arts Festival, Fresh Meat in the Gallery accompanies Fresh Meat 2007, the 6th annual festival of transgender and queer performance (June 14-16 at ODC Theater in San Francisco). Last year, approximately 1,500 people attended Fresh Meat in the Gallery.


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