Queer(ing) Pleasure
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




















A light white, a disgrace

September 7 – December 9, 2018

Roxana Alger Geffen

Curated by Eames Armstrong

Opening Reception: Friday, September 21, 7-9 pm

Salon Discussion: Sunday, November 4, 5-7pm

Closing Reception: Sunday, December 9, 5-7pm

A light white, a disgrace presents assemblages of found or familiar fabrics, tender buttons, and useful housewifely junk. Generations of scraps, both tactile and immaterial, are bundled into new artifacts, tied with privilege and bound to time- totems to the powerful fictions and histories we tell about ourselves.

Image: Roxana Alger Geffen, Buckle & Glove, 2018

dcac’s nano gallery is located within the main gallery and is dedicated to presenting miniature and smaller works in an exhibition setting.