September 7 – October 14, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, September 7, 7-9pm
Closing Reception & Panel Discussion: Sunday, October 14, 5-7pm
Curated by Andy Johnson as part of DCAC’s Curatorial Initiative
Mentor curators: Zoë Charlton & Tim Doud
Exhibiting artists: Antonius Bui, Monique Muse Dodd, Tsedaye Makonnen, John Paradiso, and Jade Yumang.
Queer(ing) Pleasure illustrates the radical queer potential of pleasure, challenging the too-often limited, white, hetero-centric logic of the erotic. Ignited by Audre Lorde’s inquiry, forty years ago, into the erotic as power, the exhibition investigates the ways in which pleasure is an “unexpressed and unrecognized” feeling. Through performance, photography, embroidery, video, and sculpture, the artists trace new and existing networks between pleasure, erotics, and queerness.
Image: Jade Yumang, Torso Floret, cut out on gay pornographic magazine, 19”x13”, 2010