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REMIX Opening

ReMix: ReFraming Appropriation
Curated by Jonathan D. Katz
A Reunion of QCC Visual Artists
June 1 – 26th, 2012
SOMArts Gallery and Cultural Center
San Francisco, California

 

ReMix: ReFraming Appropriation mines 15 years of National Queer Arts Festival exhibitions towards understanding the centrality of the act of appropriation for queer art of the recent past.  Using appropriation as its lens, it sifts through all the art exhibited over the last 15 years, selecting those works for redisplay that map the parameters of queer appropriation as it has evolved through to today. Curated by Jonathan D. Katz, former Board Member and one of the first curators of the National Queer Arts Festival, ReMix: ReFraming Appropriation in essence appropriates years of appropriations in order to both articulate and enact how queer politics so often turns on making familiar images and ideas ventriloquize new politics, new identities, and new utopias.

ReMix: ReFraming Appropriation Opening 15 year Anniversary Exhibition

ReMix: ReFraming Appropriation Opening
15 year Anniversary Exhibition

List of 1,000 artists that Qcc has exhibited over the past 15 years of visual arts programming.

List of 1,000 artists that Qcc has exhibited over the past 15 years of visual arts programming.

ReMix Organizers Peniston, Jones, Kester, Jones, Lemcke, Simmons

ReMix Organizers
Peniston, Jones, Kester, Jones, Lemcke, Simmons

Friends at ReMix Opening

Friends at ReMix Opening

ReMix Opening

ReMix Opening

Jacobs, Carland, Hubbard (floor piece)

Jacobs, Carland, Hubbard (floor piece)

ReMix Opening, Frank Pietronigro (floor piece)

ReMix Opening, Frank Pietronigro (floor piece)

Cockettes, Blakk, Arms Akimbo, Rocabado

Cockettes, Blakk, Arms Akimbo, Rocabado

Daniel Goldstein, Thomas Plageman

Daniel Goldstein, Thomas Plageman

Jackie Francis with Bernice Bing drawings

Jackie Francis with Bernice Bing drawings

Valerie Jacobs

Valerie Jacobs

Joan Jett Blakk and Akimbo posters

Joan Jett Blakk and Akimbo posters

Ramekon O'Arwister

Ramekon O’Arwister

David Gremard Romero

David Gremard Romero

Lauren Anderson, Angie Wilson

Lauren Anderson, Angie Wilson

Rudy Lemcke

Rudy Lemcke

Lauren Anderson Folding Chairs, Softie 2006

Lauren Anderson
Folding Chairs, Softie
2006

Paul Baker Prindle Mathew Sheperd. Laramie, WY. (2009) “Mathew’s major injuries upon arrival consisted of hypothermia and a fracture from behind his head to just in front of the right ear. This has caused bleeding in the brain, as well as pressure on the brain.” Polychrome archival print from colour negative 40 x 50”

Paul Baker Prindle
Mathew Sheperd. Laramie, WY. (2009)Polychrome archival print from colour negative
40 x 50”

Bernice Bing Series on Roger Van der Weyden, Portrait of a Lady Year: 1978 Medium: Graphite series, work on paper Dimensions: 26 ¼ x 20 ¼” in metal frame

Bernice Bing
Series on Roger Van der Weyden, Portrait of a Lady
Year: 1978
Medium: Graphite series, work on paper
Dimensions: 26 ¼ x 20 ¼” in metal frame

Joan Jett Blakk for President (late 80s) Dimensions: 28 x 21” Medium: Poster Joan Jett Blakk (Performance Artist), Marc Geller (Photographer), Courtesy GLBT Historical Society

Joan Jett Blakk for President (late 80s)
Dimensions: 28 x 21”
Medium: Poster
Joan Jett Blakk (Performance Artist), Marc Geller (Photographer),
Courtesy GLBT Historical Society

"Safe/Unsafe" Street Poster Series, 1990 (reproductions from original paste-up art in the archives of the GLBT Historical Society) Title: SAFE Dimensions: 24 x 36” Medium: Blackline print Title: SAFE Dimensions: 24 x 36” Medium: Blackline print Title: UNSAFE (Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger) Dimensions: 36 x 24” Medium: Blackline print Title: UNSAFE (Senator Jesse Helms) Dimensions: 36 x 24” Medium: Blackline print Description: AIDS activist posters from the early 90s

“Safe/Unsafe” Street Poster Series, 1990
SAFE
Dimensions: 24 x 36”
Medium: Blackline print
Title: SAFE
Dimensions: 24 x 36”
Medium: Blackline print
Title: UNSAFE (Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger)
Dimensions: 36 x 24”
Medium: Blackline print
Title: UNSAFE (Senator Jesse Helms)
Dimensions: 36 x 24”
Medium: Blackline print
Description: AIDS activist posters from the early 90s

1. "Bozo Stops the Ascension of Happy Face." box 3.5" x 3.5" x 3/4" Has 6 objects inside the box 2. "Taking a Shit" 3.5" x 4 5/8" 3. "Self Portrait as Ms Uranus" 8.5" x 5.5" 4. "Devil with a Green Purse" 5" x 6 5/6" 5. "Bozo Stash Box" 2.5 " diameter x 1" thick 6. "Fruit Face" 3.75" x 4" 7. "Woman Worships Her Dead Husband's Cock" 5" x 7" 8. "The Ascension of Fried Egg" 3" x 2" 9,10,11. Ornaments with hand colored photos

1. “Bozo Stops the Ascension of Happy Face.”
2. “Taking a Shit”
3. “Self Portrait as Ms Uranus”
4. “Devil with a Green Purse” 5″ x 6 5/6″
5. “Bozo Stash Box”
6. “Fruit Face”
7. “Woman Worships Her Dead Husband’s Cock” 5″ x 7″
8. “The Ascension of Fried Egg” 3″
9,10,11. Ornaments with hand colored photos

Tammy Rae Carland Jo Daly Ransom Letter, 1-7 (2010) Paper, collage 12 x 9.5” each Description: Ransom notes, written from cut out letters and pasted on to a file folder.

Tammy Rae Carland
Jo Daly Ransom Letter, 1-7 (2010)
Paper, collage
12 x 9.5” each
Description: Ransom notes, written from cut out letters and pasted on to a file folder.

Trina Chow (bottom photo) John Rothermel, Sandy, Aaron, Rumi, Toby, Kreemah Ritz and Johnny Recreation of the Painting "Allegory of Venus" by Agnolo Bonzino, painted circa 1546 Photo 8 x 10" 1970

Trina Chow (bottom photo)
John Rothermel, Sandy, Aaron, Rumi, Toby, Kreemah Ritz and Johnny
Recreation of the Painting “Allegory of Venus” by Agnolo Bonzino, painted circa 1546
Photo
8 x 10″
1970

Liz Collins Sock Monkey Suit (2008) Knitted and stitched merino wool, angora, silk, cashmere Human scale

Liz Collins
Sock Monkey Suit (2008)
Knitted and stitched merino wool, angora, silk, cashmere
Human scale

Tee Corrine The Three Grace Photo 8 x 10"

Tee Corrine
The Three Grace
Photo
8 x 10″

Bug Davidson Screen Tests (2005-Present) 16 mm Description: Film loop of several screen tests done after Warhol.

Bug Davidson
Screen Tests (2005-Present)
16 mm
Description: Film loop of several screen tests done after Warhol.

Greg Day Miss Africa (late 70s) 8 x10" Photo

Greg Day
Miss Africa (late 70s)
8 x10″
Photo

AlisonTerry Evans Spouses for Life Portraits Color Photos 8 x 10” 2004

AlisonTerry Evans
Spouses for Life Portraits
Color Photos
8 x 10”
2004

David Gremard Romero Auto-Da-Fe Costume 2008 Description: Brightly embroidered Mexican Wrestler’s outfit.

David Gremard Romero
Auto-Da-Fe Costume
2008
Description: Brightly embroidered Mexican Wrestler’s outfit.

Daniel Goldstein Icarian IX Decline Title: Icarian IX Decline Dimensions: 63" x 28" x 6" Medium: leather, sweat, wood, copper, felt, plexiglas Courtesy Visual Aid and the Artist

Daniel Goldstein
Icarian IX Decline
Title: Icarian IX Decline
Dimensions: 63″ x 28″ x 6″
Medium: leather, sweat, wood, copper, felt, plexiglas
Courtesy Visual Aid and the Artist

Paige Gratland The Sontang (2005) acrylic hair 4 x 6"

Paige Gratland
The Sontang (2005)
acrylic hair
4 x 6″

Debbie Grossman Jean Norris and wife Virginia Norris, homesteaders and town founders Archival inkjet print 14 x 10.5” 2010 Edition 2 of 15

Debbie Grossman
Jean Norris and wife Virginia Norris, homesteaders and town founders
Archival inkjet print
14 x 10.5”
2010
Edition 2 of 15

Fayette Hauser middle photo Tahara, Kreemah Ritz and Baby Groovey in Madame Butterfly at Sonoma State Cotton Photo 17 x 11" 1970

Fayette Hauser middle photo
Tahara, Kreemah Ritz and Baby Groovey in Madame Butterfly at Sonoma State
Cotton
Photo
17 x 11″
1970

Katherine Hubbard Untitled (2008) Cotton ribbed undershirt and sand sculpture 3 x 54 x12 inches

Katherine Hubbard
Untitled (2008)
Cotton ribbed undershirt and sand sculpture
3 x 54 x12 inches

Valerie Jacobs Untitled (Tin Drum, Cherry Pie & Installation) 2005 Oil on canvas, flies, figures, paper & shelf overall 47” x 64”

Valerie Jacobs
Untitled (Tin Drum, Cherry Pie & Installation) 2005
Oil on canvas, flies, figures, paper & shelf
overall 47” x 64”

Del LaGrace Volcano The Three Graces Photo 20 x 24" reprinted for ReMix, 2012

Del LaGrace Volcano
The Three Graces
Photo
20 x 24″
reprinted for ReMix, 2012

Rudy Lemcke City of the Future (after Tarkovsky’s Solaris) Dual Channel video installation 2007/2012 Dimensions variable

Rudy Lemcke
City of the Future (after Tarkovsky’s Solaris)
Dual Channel video installation
2007/2012
Dimensions variable

Gary Freeman and Frank Melleno 5 Archival Prints (1978/2010) Archival print 20 x 20”

Gary Freeman and Frank Melleno
5 Archival Prints (1978/2010)
Archival print
20 x 20”

Ramekon OArwister Shaman’s Tunic (2007) Mixed media 5 x 3 feet Description: Tunic made from confederate flag and mixed media.

Ramekon OArwister
Shaman’s Tunic (2007)
Mixed media
5 x 3 feet
Description: Tunic made from confederate flag and mixed media.

Michael Pfleghaar No Foul (2008) Terra cotta, underglaze 14 x 15 x 5”

Michael Pfleghaar
No Foul (2008)
Terra cotta, underglaze
14 x 15 x 5”

Frank Pietronigro Documents Installation, Text written in salt Variable dimensions 2012 Description: Derogatory words stenciled in salt on gallery floor.

Frank Pietronigro
Documents
Installation, Text written in salt
Variable dimensions
2012
Description: Derogatory words stenciled in salt on gallery floor.

Thomas Plagemann Self Portrait Water color 11 x 17”

Thomas Plagemann
Self Portrait
Water color
11 x 17”

Javier Rocabado Santo Nino de Nadie 2005 Acrylic on Canvas, Gold Leaf, U.S. Dollar Bills, Used Fuzeon Vials

Javier Rocabado
Santo Nino de Nadie
2005
Acrylic on Canvas, Gold Leaf,
U.S. Dollar Bills, Used Fuzeon Vials

Scott Runyon (top photo) Jonny in Luminous Procuress Photo 8 x 10” 1970

Scott Runyon (top photo)
Jonny in Luminous Procuress
Photo
8 x 10”
1970

Angie Wilson Traditional Queer Double Wedding Ring Quilt (2009) Fabric 4 x 4'

Angie Wilson
Traditional Queer Double Wedding Ring Quilt (2009)
Fabric
4 x 4′

 

ReMix Artists:
Lauren AndersonPaul Baker Prindle

Bernice Bing

Joan Jett Blakk

Boy With Arms Akimbo /
Girl With Arms Akimbo

Jerome Caja

Tammy Rae Carland

Trina Chow

Liz Collins

Tee Corrine

Bug DavidsonGreg Day

Alison Terry Evans

David Gremard Romero

Daniel Goldstein

Paige Gratland

Debbie Grossman

Fayette Hauser

Katherine Hubbard

Valerie Jacobs

Del LaGrace VolcanoRudy Lemcke

Frank Melleno / Gary Freeman

Ramekon O’Arwister

Blair Paltridge

Michael Pfleghaar

Frank Pietronigro

Thomas Plagemann

Javier Rocabado

Scott Runyon

Angie Wilson

 

About the Curator:

Jonathan David Katz is an American activist, art historian, educator and writer, he is currently the director of the doctoral program in Visual culture studies at State University of New York at Buffalo.

[1] He is also the former executive coordinator of the Larry Kramer Initiative for Lesbian and Gay Studies at Yale University.He is a former chair of the Department of Lesbian and Gay studies at the City College of San Francisco, and was the first tenured faculty in gay and lesbian studies in the United States.Katz was an associate professor in the Art History Department at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he also taught queer studies.He received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1996.

His forthcoming book, The Homosexualization of American Art: Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and the Collective Closet, will be published by the University of Chicago Press.An internationally recognized expert in queer postwar American art, Katz has recently published “Jasper Johns’ Alley Oop: On Comic Strips and Camouflage” in Schwule Bildwelten im 20. Jahrhundert, edited by Thomas Roeske, and “The Silent Camp: Queer Resistance and the Rise of Pop Art,” in Plop! Goes the World, edited by Serge Guilbaut. Katz is currently co-curator with David C. Ward and Jenn Sichel of the exhibition “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture” at the National Portrait Gallery, the first major museum exploration of the impact of same-sex desire in the creation of modern American portraiture. David Wojnarowicz’s video “A Fire in My Belly” was removed from the exhibition on November 30, causing controversy. Katz was not consulted before the work’s removal.

Exhibition Co-ordinator: Amanda Simmons
Exhibition Design – Matt McKinley

REMIX is supported by the SOMArts Cultural Center’s Affordable Space Program, which provides subsidized, large-scale affordable space and technical assistance to nonprofits. SOMArts receives support from the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Community Arts and Education Program with funding from Grants for the Arts/The Hotel Tax Fund.

The mission of SOMArts is to promote and nurture art on the community level and foster an appreciation of and respect for all cultures. To find out about SOMArts classes, events and exhibitions, please visit www.somarts.org.”

REMIX was funded by The Zellerbach Family Fund and the San Francisco Arts Commission.

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