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"The Culture of Queer: A Tribute to J.B. Harter"
2005-07-23 until 2005-09-18
CAC Art Center (New Orleans)
New Orleans, LA,
USA United States of America
The late J.B. Harter, who was a curator for a time at the Louisiana State Museum, was also a prolific painter of portraits and male nudes. This exhibition will examine queer identity as expressed in Harter‚s work, and in works by 9 contemporary queer artists in Louisiana. The Louisiana artists are Ralph Bourque, Brad Dupuy, Jenny Kahn, Audra Kohout, Michael Meads, Keith Perelli, Roberto Rincon, Maxx Sizeler and Tom Strider.
In addition, selections from the permanent collection of the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, that also collected Harter‚s work, will include seldom seen „queer art‰ works by Andy Warhol, Robert Mapplethorpe, Jack Pierson, Arthur Tress, Bruce of Los Angeles, Tom of Finland, and New Orleans‚ own George Dureau.
Overall, the exhibition will examine how the term „queer,‰ once considered derogatory, has been adopted by academia and, more recently by popular culture, to refer to contemporary gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender communities.
An illustrated catalog will be produced. After the showing at the CAC, the exhibition will travel to New York City to open the new galleries of the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation.
Newspaper Marriage Announcement Photographs 1-6
acrylic on canvas
48 x 40 inches
Courtesy of Cole Pratt Gallery, New Orleans