Creative Labor, SOMArts Cultural Center and Qcc present
QIY (Queer-It-Yourself) Expo and Faire
Tour of Exhibition and Walk Through with the Curators and Artists
Tour: June 11, Sat. 11 – 1am
Exhibition Runs: June 5 – 24
SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA
Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri 12 – 7pm; Sat 12 – 5pm
Join the Curators and Artist of Queer-It-Yourself Expo and Faire for a guided tour of the exhibition.
Creative Labor: Queer Visual Artists Working Group
Creative Labor: Queer Visual Artists Working Group, is an organization of Feminist, Queer, Trans and People of Color artists and thinkers. We are committed to social and cultural equity and organize to promote social justice. We advance our goals through the creation and dissemination of Queer Visual Arts and Visual Culture.
Creative Labor: Queer-It-Yourself (QIY) Expo and Faire looks at material and immaterial labor that manifests itself in the work of Queer Bay Area Art and Artisan Culture. The exhibition focuses on the use traditional craft techniques in non-traditional ways, new media work that uses code and image processing to weave narrative and experimental structures across platforms, and the idea of the Craft, Maker, and Pop-Up Market places as alternative models for economic and aesthetic transactions.
The QIY (Queer-It-Yourself) Expo exhibition is envisioned as a laboratory and experimental network for creating a sustainable queer culture and demonstrating the power of self and community organizing, re-creation, speculation, and transformation. Queer-It-Yourself culture invites artists to forge their own tools, visions and systems of exchange for confronting the everyday challenges of contemporary queer existence and to invent and re-imagine alternative modes of aesthetic and economic sustainability.
- Allegra, Indira
- Abruzzese, Carlo
- Ahern, Bren
- Crichton, EG
- Crusan, Jamee
- Cummings, Torreya
- Cardim, Lorenzo
- Kuhne, Kadet
- Leder, Evie
- Mia Nakano
- O’Arwisters, Ramekon
- Roper, Kolbe
- Roseborough, Tim
- Sanders, Jeremy Chase
- Scott, Micah Elizabeth
- Wilson, Angie
- Walker, Debra