I will be showing ATTACHMENT, a new site specific installation at Then and Now: an exhibition celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Center Show at the LGBT Center on 13th Street this summer. The work is a collaboration with Nathaniel Lieb, an artist I met at I met at Brooklyn College.
2009 year marks the 40th Anniversary of the Stonewall riots, the event that many consider the beginning of the gay rights movement in America. I was honored to be asked to participate in this show, as I have always felt myself a strong ally of the LGBT community. This show also marks the 20th year anniversary of the The Center Show:
In June 1989, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center hosted The Center Show, a legendary effort in which famous and emerging artists created site-specific works on the walls of the building in commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Stonewall riots. Several major figures in the art world such as Keith Haring, Leon Golub, Kenny Scharf, David LaChapelle, and Nancy Spero contributed to this groundbreaking event.
One of the artists from the original show, Mimi Smith, an inspiring woman who I met through _gaia, asked if I would like to participate. This summer, site specific works from the new artists will be on display at the Center alongside the original works from the 1989 show.
June 1-Sept 4, 2009
@ The Center
208 West 13th Street (btwn 7th & 8ths Aves.)
New York, NY
There is a gala benefit opening to preview the show on Thursday, May 28th at 6:30pm – $20