Sixth Annual Gay Pride Art Exhibition at Clifford Chance – NY

TOM OF FINLAND (Finnish, 1920 – 1991) Untitled (Premiminary drawing), 1981, Graphite on paper, 16.50” x 12.00”, ToFF #1099, © 1981 Tom of Finland Foundation

Gender, sexual identity, desire, community and visibility. These are some of the intriguing themes that will be explored through portraiture at a limited art exhibition curated to celebrate Gay Pride Month. The collection, The Mutable Portrait, consists of more than 100 paintings, photographs, prints and works on paper by a diverse group of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender artists who use portraiture to express such themes.

The collection is housed at the New York office of international law firm Clifford Chance, which launched The Mutable Portrait at its Sixth Annual LGBT Pride Exhibition and is sponsored by Arcus Americas, a chapter of Clifford Chance’s global LGBT and allies community.

The multiplicity of perspectives, techniques and ideas embraced by The Mutable Portrait reflects the complexity and fluidity of human identity. Whether espousing visibility, evoking desire, critiquing cultural ideals of gender and sexuality, or celebrating either iconic LGBT figures or an intimate community of friends, in various ways the artists and subjects included in the exhibition assert themselves proudly.

The artists represented in The Mutable Portrait represent a cross-section of the art world: some are well-established, some emerging, some obscure. While many of the works are portraits in the narrowest sense (depictions of figurative subjects), what others more broadly portray are times, places or reflexive gestures that challenge the viewer.

“We are proud and excited to have such an impressive group of artists represented in this collection and to be celebrating our Annual Pride Art Exhibition for a sixth consecutive year.” said partner Jason Young, chair of Clifford Chance’s Americas Diversity Committee. 

16 June – 14 September

The Mutable Portrait curated by Jacob Robichaux

Clifford Chance, New York

To make an appointment to view the exhibition, please contact:
Diana.Koshel@CliffordChance.com

Tom of Finland drawing courtesy Feature Inc, New York

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“Summer Camp” Group Exhibition – O6/07 – NYC

Schroeder Romero is thrilled to announce the exhibition Summer Camp
 featuring James Bidgood, Brice Brown, Tom of Finland,

Scott Hunt, Heather Johnson, Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt,
Cary Leibowitz/Candyass, Jean Lowe, Robert Mapplethorpe,

Uzi Parnes, Carl Plansky, John Waters, and Ken Weaver
representing over forty years of work about and
within ‘camp’ culture and aesthetic-an aesthetic,

according to Susan Sontag’s Notes on Camp (1964),
focused on artifice, frivolity, naïve middle-class pretentiousness, and ‘shocking’ excess

 

June 7 – August 10, 2012

TOM OF FINLAND, (Finnish, 1920 – 1991),
Untitled (Detail of preliminary drawing), 1978,
Graphite on paper, 11.63” x 8.25”,
© 1978 Tom of Finland Foundation

Join SR Camp Counselor RuBelladonna 
at the reception, Thursday, June 7, 6-8pm

531 West 26 Street    New York, NY    10001    (212) 630-0722

GALLERY INFORMATION

 

 

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“Comics Stripped” – FINAL DAYS! – NYC

 

TOM OF FINLAND, “Telephone Booth”, 1976, Courtesy Tom of Finland Foundation

DAN DECARLO, “Party Girl”, Courtesy of Craig Yoe

R. CRUMB, “Cartoonist”

RAND HOLMES, “Gay Comix Issue #1”, c. 1980s, Courtesy of Howard Cruse

From the coquettish to the most explicit “dirty drawings,”
the exhibit presents the ultimate homage to sexual fantasy
uninhibited by the constraints of reality.

Museum of Sex

Fifth Avenue  @ 27th Street

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