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June 13 – August 18, 2019
Opening reception: Thursday June 20, 7-10pm
DJ Aanya (FKA Coco Supreme)
Pride exhibitions fill all three floors of galleries at the Gladstone, starting on June 13. We’re proud to present the tenth annual That’s So Gay, signature Gladstone exhibition, with the 10×10 Photography Project, now in its ninth year.
While the two exhibitions are conceptually separate, they are united in featuring LGBTTI2QQ artists and the works intermingle with each other, across all three floors of the hotel.
That’s So Gay : Love is a Battlefield is a group show celebrating new works by LGBTTI2QQ artists curated by Syrus Marcus Ware: “The 2019 subtitle, Love is a Battlefield, refers to the many fights in our lives: struggles for self determination, love, safety and more. Love is a Battlefield conjures images of lovers shoulder to shoulder in the fight for freedom, but also suggests the tensions we have between each other, the struggles for understanding and solid communication that so many humans have difficulty with.”
Artists: April Aliermo, Karen Miranda Augustine, S. Bear Bergman, Alanna Gail, Jah Grey, Alexa Hatanaka, Mishann Lau, Chandra Melting Tallow, Tijiki Morris, Sarah Sharkey Pearce, Mariangela Piccione, Leanne Powers, Moses Tan, Camille Turner
The 10X10 Photography Project is an exhibition and publication that celebrates queer Canadians in the arts, curated by James Fowler. The exhibition features portraits of 100 LGBTQ Canadians in the arts by 10 queer Canadian photographers, and showcases the diversity, personality, and passion of our community on an international stage. The accompanying book of portraits, available for sale to the public, serves as an important documentation of the immense power and creativity of queerness.
“People in the LGBTQ community have been major contributors to the arts and culture communities, celebrated for their creativity and artistic expressions, and quietly supporting through administration, education and philanthropy. While LGBTQ people are commended for their achievements and involvement, sometimes who they are is swept “into the closet”. With this portrait series, the Arts and LGBTQ communities come together, celebrating their separate and diverse identities as well as their interconnectedness.”
-James Fowler, Curator
Vero Diaz, Katherine Fogler, Janet Kimber, McKenzie James, Liam Light, Veronique Soucy, Tyler Talbot, Angel Torres, Brian Wilson, Will Wilson