roaring january


After the mellowest of winter breaks, January has come roaring in with teeth bared. So much to do already! So many upcoming excitements!

The big news is that Into the Neon, a group show I’m collectively producing, curating and showing images in, was just granted a HUGE, prime space in the Chelsea gallery district by Chashama, a group that connects artists with vacant properties.  This will be the first time I’m printing the images I’ve been shooting for the past year, and I’m super excited to see them out in the world.  Editing is a challenge, but I’m working with a great darkroom printer to make classic silver gelatin prints… the whole process is really exciting.

More details will be coming very soon, but save the date!  The opening is on January 27 from 6-8 pm, 540 W. 28th St.

I’m also preparing a zine on the history of 2010 for the Pop-Up Museum of Queer History, next Friday night at the Starr Street lofts.  It’s the opening event for a week-long series of workshops and events called Quorum: amazing queer community in action!  And the line-up of artists contributing to the pop-up museum is truly stellar.  Here is the info:

Pop-Up Museum of Queer History
207 Starr St. #2 (Bushwick) Brooklyn
(L to Jefferson)
Friday, January 14
Museum opens at 5pm
Speakers and performances from 8pm on.

Pop-up Museum of Queer History: Why should we wait for institutions like the Smithsonian to grace us with inclusion? Let’s join together for an installation of our history, told for the queer community, by the queer community. Exhibits range from a sound installation on queer blues from early part of the 20th century to a video about the corporate corruption of Pride celebrations. Fancy dress is encouraged, as we will be serving Museum Opening Realness.

Finally, a dear dear project close to my heart is starting its annual planning stages.  The Jews for Racial and Economic Justice Purimshpiel will begin production SOON!  This is a performance which completely embodies ‘art for social justice’, a glittery spectacle that retells the ancient Purim story through the lens of current social justice issues in New York City.  It’s an amazing community production – in fact, working on the Purimshpiel is how I came to know many of my current favorite collaborators and friends!

But…. we need to raise money to make it happen! Because every speck of glitter comes with a cost.  Watch this hilarious video to learn more about the production, and please send in your pennies!!!


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