Tom Bianchi » Nayland Blake » Anthony Goicolea » Barbara Hammer » Karine Laval » Marilyn Minter » Catherine Opie » Zachary Tye Richardson » Lissa Rivera » Martin Schoeller » Mickalene Thomas » John Waters » & others
Exhibition: 6 Jun – 20 Jul 2019
54 Franklin Street
NY 10013 New York
Postmasters Gallery is pleased to announce PRIDE, a large-scale exhibition marking the #Stonewall50 anniversary through art and artists from the LGBTQ+ community. Curated together by Ruben Natal-San Miguel and Magda Sawon, PRIDE will occupy both gallery spaces and feature 30 artists
Cross-generational, varied, and diverse, arriving in tumultous times when gay life is still under threat - PRIDE includes explorations of historic marginalization and contemporary threats of repression. It has love, play, and tenderness, queer resilience and resistance to hate, lovers and muses, friends and flings, comrades and communities.
Bridging generations, PRIDE presents Barbara Hammer’s masterpiece Nitrite Kisses (1992), an exploration of LGBT peoples’ marginalization since World War I, alongside Zachary Tye Richardson’s opening night’s performance Queer Offering, which focuses on a visceral memory of the homophobic taunt, “he got a lil’sugar in his tank”.
LGBTQ icons are featured in works such as Molly Crabapple’s collaborative painting with Chelsea Manning, Marilyn Minter’s photograph of Ruth Bell, and Martin Schoeller’s photograph of Adam Rippon.
Humor and sorrow. Parties and funerals. Past and future. PRIDE celebrates and bears witness to individual experience and to shared stories and spaces.
Ruben Natal-San Miguel: “We’re going to see so many gay lives–mine any many others–reflected on the walls in so many ways."