The Stamp Gallery is proud to present Queer Objectivity
A NEW EXHIBITION CURATED BY KRIS GREY AT THE STAMP GALLERY
October 21 – December 6,2013
Artists & Curator Talk, Wednesday, October 23rd, 6PM
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 24th, 2013 5-8PM
COLLEGE PARK–Md. Queer Objectivity is a curated exhibition that brings together sixteen emerging and established artists diverse in their identities, experiences, materials and approaches. Some of the artwork exhibited addresses the body in relation to objects. Others may present the body as an object itself. Still further, some work presents objects as conduit for the body to another realm. There will be a range of artwork displayed including photography, sculpture, performance, and new media. Throughout the run of the show, Stamp Gallery will present extended programming, lectures, artist visits, and performances exploring the intersections of race, class, ability, sex, sexuality and gender through the lens of visual culture.
“Recent scholarship in material studies and phenomenology has challenged the traditional notion that human bodies are stable entities divorced from other objects in the material world. The elevation of queer theory to academic prominence and the emergence of new types of feminism have further complicated the separation between personal and political – bodies and objects. Materially, the human body is comprised of separate, interacting, individual elements and forces that are often reduced to being seen as one. So too, the intricacies of bodies and their relationship to other objects, animated or not, get flattened into a binaristic body/other dichotomy.” – From the Curatorial Statement of Kris Grey
Artists featured in this ambitious exhibition include: AK Burns, Heather Cassils, Nicolaus Chaffin, Mary Coble, Lauren Denitzio, Brendan Fernandes, Kris Grey, Gordon Hall, Katie Hubbard, JJ McCracken, Cupid Ojala, LJ Roberts, Coral Short, Caitlin Rose Sweet, Tobaron Waxman, and Jade Yumang.
Image above: The Observants by Gordon Hall. Stereo equipment, paint, wood, fabric, sound, performance, 19 min.
Performers: AJ Durand, Edie Fake, Rami George, Gordon Hall. 2011 and image credit: Oli Rodriguez
The Stamp Gallery is located on the first floor of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union-Center for Campus Life, at the University of Maryland, College Park. The gallery is free and open to the public Mondays-Thursdays 10:00AM-8:00PM; Fridays 10:00AM-6:00PM; and Saturdays 11:00AM-5:00PM. For more information about the exhibition and the program log on to http://www.thestamp.umd.edu/gallery or contact the gallery at 301-314-8492 email@example.com