2.24.2017

Charles Gatewood














































































































 Untitled (boy tripping on the Circle Line ferry to Fire Island) 1973




"Quiero hacer fotografías que maten". 
 Charles Gatewood


"Desde hace más de 50 años, Charles Gatewood (1942-2016) ha investigado y documentado los bajos fondos de los Estados Unidos. Sus primeros trabajos presentan un artista que está profundamente arraigado en la actividad callejera, ya sea Bourbon Street o Wall Street. Con Leica en mano, Gatewood se anticipa al caos y la cacofonía omnipresentes del momento y entrega al espectador un estudio antropológico embarrado y elegante de la vida moderna."

"Como joven periodista, los reportajes de Gatewood sobre la pobreza del interior de la ciudad, las protestas sociales y la contaminación, fueron ampliamente publicados, como también lo fueron sus retratos de músicos, activistas, escritores, artistas y famosos. Su documentación de la modificación del cuerpo, el fetichismo, y las comunidades sexuales radicales es inigualable. En su carrera ha expuesto sus fotografías en todos los EE.UU. y Europa y ha acumulado premios; fue receptor tres veces de la beca del New York State Arts Council y también fue galardonado con la Medalla Leica de Excelencia al Mejor Fotoperiodismo Humanista."







2.23.2017

Cobi Moules


























































"Cobi Moules is a transgender artist based in New York City. His work has been on display at a number of museums around the country. Cobi received his BFA from San Jose State University in 2004, and his MFA from the School of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. His portfolio includes a variety of solo exhibitions, as well as group exhibitions. He has been an artist in resident at six different organizations and received a number of fellowships along his journey, including the Springborn Fellowship from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 2008, the Vermont Studio Center Fellowship in 2011, the Joan Mitchell MFA Grant in 2010, and the Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation Grant in 2012. In addition, he has received three awards for his work. He has also been invited to give artist lectures and talks at seven universities and other institutions across the United States."





2.21.2017

Caroline Wells Chandler































































"This will be a very gay show. This is how New York-based transgender artist Caroline Wells Chandler first described Queering the Lines, which is currently on view at Art League Houston (ALH). And the show does not disappoint. The exhibition features paintings of celestial bodies in ceramic drag, as well as hand crocheted drawings and sculptures of bears, antennas, equine familiars, and the axis mundi to explore notions of queerness in all its rainbow spectrum glory!"



There’s “Frostina” (2016), who bears scars from a double mastectomy FTM top surgery and holds his ankles in a jump split; his genitals, which may be a penis or a vagina — it’s unclear and, more importantly, unimportant — radiate a rainbow, while a pink cape hangs from his shoulders, anointing him a queer superhero.


Crocheting a Queer Vision of Art History

Queering the Lines:  Interview Caroline Wells Chandler