RARE & RAW: The 2013 Queer Caucus Exhibition for the College Art Association


The 2013 Queer Caucus Exhibition for the College Art Association
February 15 – March 31, 2013
co-curated by Steph Rogerson and Kelly McCray

Opening reception: 6-8pm Friday, February 15, 2013

Rare & Raw will represent the Queer Caucus for Art’s annual exhibition held in conjunction with the College Art Association (CAA) conference. G.

Rare & Raw contains a combination of contemporary installations, archival photographs, drawings, ephemera and video, which explore themes of queer history, visibility and notions of representation. Driving questions in the creation of this exhibition include: how has queer history shaped current discourse on queer representation and how have notions of the archive informed contemporary queer art. The exhibition conceptually sequences works based on themes such as power, sexuality, history and the queer gaze. Artists include: Tom of Finland, G.B. Jones, William E. Jones, Will Munro, Kent Monkman, Nina Levitt, Zoe Leonard and Tara Mateik.

Rogerson and McCray are pairing the works of more senior artists with their younger counterparts in order to cast light upon the different ways in which intergenerational artists engage with the same issues. As the curators articulate, “Our goal…is to invigorate dialogue about contemporary art practices through the examination of history, in order to illuminate notions of queer representation.” Rare & Raw will coincide with the exhibition Making History, Making Art: The Work of Jonathan Ned Katz, a retrospective of visual art by groundbreaking queer historian Jonathan Ned Katz, curated by Jonathan David Katz. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday – Sunday, Noon – 6pm.

Related events:
Curator-led Tour of Rare & Raw with Leslie-Lohman Museum Director, Hunter O’Hanian
2:30 p.m. Saturday, February 16th

Panel Discussion with Nina Levitt, Tara Mateik, Ken Moffatt, Jonathan David Katz and Jonathan Ned Katz
Moderated by curators Steph Rogerson & Kelly McCray
4p.m. Saturday, February 16th
Hosted by the Queer Caucus of Art at
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art

Color Adjustment: Revisiting Identity Politics of the 1990s
The Annual QCA sponsored Panel
9:30 a.m.-12p.m. Saturday at CAA (for CAA conference attendees)

The exhibition was generously supported by The Canada Council for the Arts with assistance from the Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art (MOCCA), Tom of Finland Foundation, Eileen Harris Norton Foundation, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, the Will Munro Estate, David Kordansky Gallery, Lexander Gallery, Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain and Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art.

Since its founding in 1978, the Queer Caucus has worked to eradicate the legal, political, and social oppression of LGBTQ people, and to provide an affirming, supportive base for students of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. QCA strives to provide social opportunities and support for members, to develop an academic environment that supports queer scholarship, and to organize events relating to political, social, and legal issues affecting the queer community.




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