Category Archive: Art

  1. In Memoriam to be featured at Vent Festival 2011

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    In Memoriam, a mixed media quilt honoring and remembering the lives of sex workers murdered around the globe, will be featured at the 2011 Vent Festival in Brooklyn, New York. The piece was created in collaboration with artist Michelle Temple who is also based in Brooklyn, New York. In Memoriam was recently shown a the Pop-up Museum of Queer History at the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation in New York, New York and will be shown at a gallery in Indiana later this fall.

    Brooklyn’s own performance festival! Prepare to Rant, Vent, eat, drink, learn and think. September 24 & 25th at the Gowanus Studio Space. For more information, please visit:

    VENT 2011 Press Release

    VENT 2011: Performance Festival

    Saturday September 24th – Sunday September 25th

    Gowanus Studio Space, 166 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY

    $FREE (*except for the workshop, which has a nominal $3 entrance fee)

    See for exact schedule

    Press Contact: Maya Suess / 347.401.4101 /

    New Brooklyn Performance Art Festival at The Gowanus Studio Space

    The second annual VENT Festival features artists exploring personal and cultural histories through performative gesture, story telling and food.

    Participating artists:

    Damali Abrams

    Danielle Abrams

    Rob Andrews

    Nurit Bar-Shai

    Sarah Jenny Blevis & Michelle Temple

    Atom Cianfarani

    Aisha Cousins

    Damien D’luxe

    Jason Gasper

    Coral Short

    Rant Van


  2. August 6, 2011 – Opening Reception for the The Pop-Up Museum of Queer History

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    Michelle Temple and I have a piece in the show entitled In Memoriam. Please join us!

    The Pop-Up Museum of Queer History is here (and queer)!

    Please celebrate with us!

    Opening Reception
    6:30 – 9:30pm on Saturday, August 6th, 2011
    The Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation (26 Wooster Street, New York, NY)

    See more than twenty exhibits designed by more than forty artists, academics, and activists, on subjects ranging from wimmin’s separatist land, to Argentina’s same-sex marriage debate, to late 1800s responses to transgender identity. The show will be open Tuesdays – Saturday, 12-6pm. For more information on the exhibits and events, please visit

    And after the reception, please come to our “gay cave rave” after party, hosted by the fabulous downtown queer party, Judy!

    GAY CAVE RAVE: Judy at “the Hose”
    Saturday August 6th 10-4
    225 Avenue B – 2nd floor (btwn 13th/14th)
    Free B4 11, $5 after

    Pop-Up Soho is co-sponsored by the Center for Lesbian And Gay Studies at CUNY University, and has financial sponsorship through MIX NYC. It could not have been made possible without the time, money, and creativity of dozens of generous individuals. Please join us in celebrating all their hard work.

    Exhibit Makers: Heather Acs, Ivette Ale, Elvis Bakaitis, Stephen Barker, Al Benkin, Jason Bishop, Campbell X, Sarah Jenny Bleviss, Samantha Box and Alexis Handwerker/The Hear Me ROAR! Project, Anna Campbell, Danny Coeyman, Davina Cohen, Vaginal Davis, Rodney Evans, Daniel Farr, Ariel “Speedwagon” Federow, Brian Ferrari, Avram Finkelstein, Dan Fishback, Robert Giard,Crystal Gonzalez, Lauren Gutterman, Tobi Haberstroh, Jesse Harold, Morgan Hart, Kate Huh, I’m From Driftwood, Jonathan Ned Katz, Lauren Lehman, daniel lang/levitsky, Lesbian Herstory Archives, Kestryl Lowrey, Rachel Mattson, Tim McMath, Jeremy “Dingles” Mikush, Christopher Mitchell, Paul Moreno, Henry Narvaez, Emily North, Tavia Nyong’o, Old Lesbians Organizing for Change, Marissa Paternoster, Mariette Pathy-Allen, Daniel Pillis, Tara Polansky, Sunita Prasad, Kate Redburn, LJ Roberts, Eric-Michael Rodriguez, Daniel Sander, Carmine Santaniello, Nogga Schwartz, Sarah G. Sharp, Michelle Temple, Bernadette Torres, Boris Torres, Daniel Vilchis, Hugo Vilchis, Luis Vilchis, Lydia Warren, Sasha Wortzel