FACE — Queerness In Self-PortraitureCo-curated by Rudy Lemcke and Lenore Chinn,
SOMAR Gallery, 934 Brannan
June 11through June 27 Gallery Hours 11 am to 4 pm Tuesday through Saturday
Opening reception June 11; 6 to 9 pm
Suggested donation $3 to $5

Preview of Exhibition

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jean weisinger

Qcc is proud to present FACE: an exhibition of 80 works by 50 San Francisco queer visual artists.We chose self-portraiture as the theme of Qcc’s inaugural exhibition for many reasons. We wanted this first exhibition to represent who we are, what we can be, and what we can accomplish. We wanted a place to start; to begin a serious discourse on queer culture. A beginning that was not an absolute ideological position but a place that would be continually open to itself and its recreation. A place that celebrated difference as its mode of being and justice as its practice. We wanted to present ourselves not as an abstraction (a theoretical category, a political identity group or an economic brand) but as an array of unique individuals who share this “queerness”. We gathered these artists together in hope of creating this place, this center. We decided to start with introductions. A look into each others eyes. We decided to call this first gesture FACE.The eighty pieces chosen for this exhibition represent what we believe is at the heart of our intentions. We see in these works a level of criticality that is admirable and a struggle for affirmation that is inspirational.We thank the artists who have so generously presented themselves as our debut:Cara Judea Alhadeff
Peter B.
Alyson Belcher
Douglas Britt
D. Brighid
Hugh Buck
Cathy Cade
Morgan Caufield
James Cline
Timothy Cummings
Greg Day
Steven T. Elliott
Farika
Terry Forman
Martin Freeman
Don Garlow
Enrique (Kico) Govantes
Jackie Gratz
Andrea D. Guerra
Conrad Hechter
Happy/L.A. Hyder
Valerie Jacobs
Douglas Johnsonson
Ramon Markus Kadi
Maxine Kincora
Gary Kong
Clover Leary/Noah Webb
Jim Leff
Robert Morgan
Rhett Neal
Hienn Nguyen
Freddie Niem
Erin O’Neill
Frank Pietronigro
Thomas Plageman
Fernando Reyes
Rink
Margo Mercedes Rivera
Jerry Rush
Thomas Rohnacher
Jane Segal
Kirk Stoller
Grant Sun
Michael Tiffany
Charles H. Trapolin
Arthur Tress
William Ulrich
Jean Weisinger
Hadas Weiss
Sandra Yagi