Interviewed for No More Potlucks, Sept/Oct 2017 Issue

Interviewed for No More Potlucks, Sept/Oct 2017 Issue

What is a visual record of an emotional metaphor? How do we pay homage to the classical tropes in art while simultaneously wanting to smash them apart? What if we widened our lens, attempted to represent the unrepresentable? How can the political never not be personal? These are some of the questions brought up when engaging with Lorenzo Triburgo’s latest project, Policing Gender. This work is so fascinating in part because of the hugely ambitious themes it attempts to investigate: freedom, imprisonment, absence, relationships, humanity, identities, systemic oppression, the Western canon’s engagement with Queers and other subversive folks, among others. 

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Policing Gender in Disruptive Perspectives at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago

Oct 12 — Dec 22, 2017

Artists: Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst, Alexandre Haefeli, Laurence Rasti, Jess T. Dugan, Leonard Suryajaya, Lorenzo Triburgo, Barbara Davatz

  Policing Gender installed at MoCP

Policing Gender installed at MoCP

 Disruptive Perspectives, MoCP openging night with  Allison Grant, Alexandre Haefeli, Leonard Suryajaya, Lorenzo Triburgo, Jess T. Dugan, Laurence Rasti, and Nadine Wietlisbach

Disruptive Perspectives, MoCP openging night with Allison Grant, Alexandre Haefeli, Leonard Suryajaya, Lorenzo Triburgo, Jess T. Dugan, Laurence Rasti, and Nadine Wietlisbach

Disruptive Perspectives is an exhibition that explores gender, sexuality, and identity. The artists included use photography to articulate an expansive range of identities that cannot be sufficiently characterized using simplistic binaries. Rather than rendering identity as fixed, the works on view consider gender and sexuality as negotiations that are shaped by the human psyche, the passage of time, and the complex relationship between self and other.

This exhibition is co-curated by Allison Grant, former assistant curator of exhibitions and education at the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago and Nadine Wietlisbach, director at Photoforum Pasquart in Biel, Switzerland. The exhibition will be presented simultaneously at both curators’ home institutions. 

 

Transportraits Catalogue at the SVA MFA Photo and Related Media - Book Signing and Fair

I signed and sold the new Transportraits catalogue at the SVA MFA Photo and Related Media Book Signing and Fair! I also caught up with some old friends -- shout out to Rachel Papo and Kate Cunningham -- and met some new talented artists as well! 

I left with a beautiful collection of books from Shimon Attie, Paola Mieli, Michelle Leftheris, and Randy West -- all artists and humans who I greatly admire.

Pictured below - the fair, me and Rachel, and of course the man, the myth, the legend Charles Traub.

Traveling Exhibition "Where We Find Ourselves" curated by Jordan Rockford, independent curator and Senior Lecturer at the University of the Arts

Curator's Statement- Where We Find Ourselves is an exhibition that explores the at-times unexpected ways in which queerness intersects with the quotidian and how queer individuals look to see ourselves reflected in the mirror of mainstream culture, often through inference and interpretation. The exhibition includes works in photography, painting, video, digital collage and mixed media, and presents a variety of cultural lenses through which one can see the manner in which queer identity is both formed and affirmed in everyday life and the common ground we all share in finding ourselves.

This exhibition includes work from Adrain Chesser & Steven Miller, Kelli Connell, Zackary Drucker & Amos Mac, Chitra Ganesh, Jamil Hellu, Ryan Wilson Kelly, Brice Peterson, Tuesday Smillie, Chad States, Lorenzo Triburgo and Jonathan Van Dyke.

 

    Me and Jordan in front of An Arctic Winter Day (Jose)

 

Me and Jordan in front of An Arctic Winter Day (Jose)