I am a bit speechless right now. It has been such a wonderful few months. Perhaps the busiest I've ever been in my career, but I'm loving it. The arrival of HIDE/SEEK: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture to the Tacoma Art Museum brought attention to queer photography in Seattle. This, in turn, has sparked an interest in my work and I feel blessed to have been given so many opportunities to share my work. Please allow me to share some of the great things that are currently happening and coming up.
For starters, I am proud to announce that I am the new Marketing Director at the Photo Center NW. This new post comes with it's own set of challenges but I am very excited nonetheless and feel very lucky to be part of this organization.
Author and Subject: Contemporary Queer Photography @ Photo Center NW / Seattle
April 6 - May 27, 2012
This exhibition focuses on ten contemporary queer photographers who explore ideas of identity, gender, courage, relationships, sexuality and the human form. I have four pieces in this show and I'm very happy with how this show came together, introducing video a wide range of interpretations.
April 5 - June 2, 2012
In a cooperative effort to support the Tacoma Art Museumʼs current exhibition HIDE/SEEK
, four Seattle gallery owners have curated an exhibit from their own personal collections, gallery inventories, and the private collections of their clients. Gail Gibson (G. Gibson Gallery), James Harris (James Harris Gallery), Greg Kucera (Greg Kucera Gallery) and Stephen Lyons (Platform Gallery) bring together this complimentary exhibit of artwork by gay artists.
IDxID: New Identities @ Idea Odyssey / Seattle
Opening: May 3, 2012
This exhibition explores how our new IDs communicate our own and our communities’ personal, social, and cultural stories. Some IDs are public: birth certificates, state-issued ID cards, visas, green cards, along with their absence. Our IDs can also be personal, given to us by loved ones, childhood nicknames, pet names. Still others are more private – shared only with ourselves or in intimate circles. IDs overlap. They can also be wholly distinct and conflict with one another.
Hide//Seek//Difference//Desire//Northwest Exhibition @ The Space / Tacoma
May 12 – June 12, 2012
This exhibition is organized in response to HIDE/SEEK
by Erin Bailey, who has also organized the Queering The Museum
symposium at the Henry Art Gallery
. I am thrilled about this symposium taking place in Seattle and our community starting to get real about addressing the issues surrounding LGBTQ presence in the museum and the archives. The exhibition will take place at The Space
Push @ G. Gibson Gallery
May 31 - July 7
Push is a group exhibition highlighting photographers who are affiliated with local schools, educational institutions and academia.
Stay tuned for some more exciting stuff coming up!