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
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.