Lair Fera /Queer Artist Collective / Open Studios & Cocktail Social
Sep
29
to Sep 30

Lair Fera /Queer Artist Collective / Open Studios & Cocktail Social

Lair Fera / Queer Artist Collective / Open Studio

Featuring works by:

Caitlin Rose Sweet

Heather Renée Russ

Keith Aguiar

Stewart Stout

Open Studios Hours: Saturday and Sunday noon-6pm

Cocktail Social : Sunday 4pm-7pm

Caitlin Rose Sweet explores the intersections between craft, queerness, and pop culture to position queerness as a site for incessant transformation and possibilities. Her playful work resists assimilation and mastery through an intentional disinvestment in finished work and proper use of materials. Sweet has shown internationally from Portland Oregon to San Francisco Bay Area, New York City and Berlin. This includes such exhibitions as Mix 26 (NY 2013), Craftivism (NY 2013), Invisible Landscapes (PDX 2014), and Words as Objects(PDX 2014). Sweet received her MFA in Applied Craft and Design from PNCA/OCAC in 2014 and lives in Brooklyn.

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Heather Renée Russ is a multi-media visual artist, curator and arts organizer from San Francisco.  She received her MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts in New York City where she was the recipient of the Alice B. Odett Scholarship and the Thomas Reiss Award.  Prior to moving to New York she founded Cutter Photozine, a San Francisco based collaborative photography publication and Club Feral, a multi-gender queer art, performance, and dance space also in SF.   Her work has been shown at SF Camerawork, Cinders Gallery, Space Create Gallery, Garner Arts Center and in The Guggenheim Stillspotting NYC project. She currently serves on the board of directors for MIX NYC, a queer experimental film festival in New York.  Heather Renée is also part of the Lair Fera queer artist collective in Brooklyn where she currently resides.

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Keith Aguiar, often working under the pseudonym of Brother Bramm, is an artist focusing in Composite and Digital Photography.  His work has been profiled by the San Francisco Bay Guardian and DNA magazine. His work has been exhibited at SF Camerawork, Galleria De La Raza, and Grey Area Gallery in San Francisco, CA and most recently at Space Create Gallery in Newburgh, NY.  His work examines personal intersections between spirituality, queerness, childhood and memory.

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Stewart Stout is a Brooklyn based artist and current MFA candidate at Hunter College, working primarily in video and installation. His work meshes utopic notions of nature and sacred sites with industrial spaces and materials, building landscapes within the projected image and the installation it is situated in. Using the idyllic garden, historically a site of acquiescence to the dominant political ideology of capital, white supremacy and patriarchy, as a staging ground for queer bodies creates an imagined site of refuge and a pastoral vision of resistance.

 

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Anti-Patriarchal Queer Mythology
Jun
17
1:00 PM13:00

Anti-Patriarchal Queer Mythology

Indoor and outdoor show featuring works by Amanda Kirchhoff, Caitlin Rose Sweet and Nath Ann Carrera with live performance at 4pm. 

Curated by Lair Fera collaborators Stewart Stout, Heather Renée Russ, Keith Aguilar and Nath Ann Carrera. 

 Detail of   Hippolyte #3 , Amanda Kirkhuff, 2016, graphite on paper, 60”x48”  Amanda Jebrón Kirkhuff was born in Seattle, Washington in 1982. She attended Seattle Central Community College where she was trained in oil painting and figure drawing, and ultimately assisted in earning a scholarship to attend The San Francisco Art Institute. Kirkhuff graduated with a BFA from SFAI in 2006. For 12 years Kirkhuff lived in San Francisco and New York City, participating in underground queer nightlife and activism. She worked with many civil rights and social change organizations, and her working-class background, community, and values continue to inform her work. Kirkhuff currently lives and works in Seattle. Contact info can be found at  www.amandakirkhuff.com .

Detail of  Hippolyte #3, Amanda Kirkhuff, 2016, graphite on paper, 60”x48”

Amanda Jebrón Kirkhuff was born in Seattle, Washington in 1982. She attended Seattle Central Community College where she was trained in oil painting and figure drawing, and ultimately assisted in earning a scholarship to attend The San Francisco Art Institute. Kirkhuff graduated with a BFA from SFAI in 2006. For 12 years Kirkhuff lived in San Francisco and New York City, participating in underground queer nightlife and activism. She worked with many civil rights and social change organizations, and her working-class background, community, and values continue to inform her work. Kirkhuff currently lives and works in Seattle. Contact info can be found at www.amandakirkhuff.com.

 Caitlin Rose Sweet explores the intersections between craft, queerness, and pop culture to position queerness as a site for incessant transformation and possibilities. Her playful work resists assimilation and mastery through an intentional disinvestment in finished work and proper use of materials. Sweet has shown internationally from Portland Or, to San Francisco Bay Area, New York City and Berlin. This includes such exhibitions as Mix 26 (NY 2013), Craftivism (NY 2013), Invisible Landscapes (PDX 2014), and Words as Objects(PDX 2014). Sweet received her MFA in Applied Craft and Design from PNCA/OCAC in 2014 and lives in Brooklyn.

Caitlin Rose Sweet explores the intersections between craft, queerness, and pop culture to position queerness as a site for incessant transformation and possibilities. Her playful work resists assimilation and mastery through an intentional disinvestment in finished work and proper use of materials. Sweet has shown internationally from Portland Or, to San Francisco Bay Area, New York City and Berlin. This includes such exhibitions as Mix 26 (NY 2013), Craftivism (NY 2013), Invisible Landscapes (PDX 2014), and Words as Objects(PDX 2014). Sweet received her MFA in Applied Craft and Design from PNCA/OCAC in 2014 and lives in Brooklyn.

 Photo of Nath Ann Carrera by Jill Pangallo  Nath Ann Carrera is described as a “heavenly” (New York Times), “gender-defiant” (Time Out New York), “glitter saint” (Village Voice). Nath Ann Carrera has had solo shows at La MaMa (“Death To The Patriarchal Rape Heads”), Joe’s Pub, Wild Project, and the Afterglow Festival (“I Don’t Want To Throw Rice, I Want To Throw Rocks: The Early Southern Gothicism Of Dolly Parton”), sings as WITCH CAMP with Amber Martin, performs with Justin Vivian Bond, opened for Martha Wainwright at City Winery, and has sung at P.S. 122, The Kitchen, Abrons Arts Center, Le Poisson Rouge, SFMOMA, and MoMA PS1.

Photo of Nath Ann Carrera by Jill Pangallo

Nath Ann Carrera is described as a “heavenly” (New York Times), “gender-defiant” (Time Out New York), “glitter saint” (Village Voice). Nath Ann Carrera has had solo shows at La MaMa (“Death To The Patriarchal Rape Heads”), Joe’s Pub, Wild Project, and the Afterglow Festival (“I Don’t Want To Throw Rice, I Want To Throw Rocks: The Early Southern Gothicism Of Dolly Parton”), sings as WITCH CAMP with Amber Martin, performs with Justin Vivian Bond, opened for Martha Wainwright at City Winery, and has sung at P.S. 122, The Kitchen, Abrons Arts Center, Le Poisson Rouge, SFMOMA, and MoMA PS1.

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Lair Fera Opening Show
Sep
22
6:00 PM18:00

Lair Fera Opening Show

LAIR FERA Opening show

presenting works by Keith Aguilar, Monica Canilao, Donna Dolore, ektor garcia, Heather Renée Russ, Stewart Stout & Xara Thustra

The Lair will also be open to the public for Bushwick Open Studios Saturday and Sunday 11am-5pm. 

 ektor garcia is a queer artist from California. His multi-disciplinary installations feature welding, crochet and ceramics. His work has been exhibited in Mexico City, Europe and the USA.   ektor has had several gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the  New Museum of Contemporary Art  and at the  Australian Center for Contemporary Art .

ektor garcia is a queer artist from California. His multi-disciplinary installations feature welding, crochet and ceramics. His work has been exhibited in Mexico City, Europe and the USA.   ektor has had several gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the New Museum of Contemporary Art and at the Australian Center for Contemporary Art.

 Heather Renée Russ  is a Multi-Media Visual Artist from San Francisco.  She received her MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts in New York City where she was the recipient of the Alice B. Odett Scholarship and the Thomas Reiss Award.  She is a founder of Cutter Photozine, a San Francisco based collaborative photography publication. She is also a founder of Club Feral, a multi-gender queer art, performance, and dance space in San Francisco.   Her work has been shown at SF Camerawork Gallery, Cinders Gallery, Space Create Gallery, Garner Arts Center and in The Guggenheim Stillspotting NYC project.   Heather Renée Russ makes work from the blind spots and often explores complex identity and the struggle to find and create place.  She is a part of the Lair Fera Queer Art Collective in Brooklyn, New York where she currently resides.

Heather Renée Russ  is a Multi-Media Visual Artist from San Francisco.  She received her MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts in New York City where she was the recipient of the Alice B. Odett Scholarship and the Thomas Reiss Award.  She is a founder of Cutter Photozine, a San Francisco based collaborative photography publication. She is also a founder of Club Feral, a multi-gender queer art, performance, and dance space in San Francisco.   Her work has been shown at SF Camerawork Gallery, Cinders Gallery, Space Create Gallery, Garner Arts Center and in The Guggenheim Stillspotting NYC project.   Heather Renée Russ makes work from the blind spots and often explores complex identity and the struggle to find and create place.  She is a part of the Lair Fera Queer Art Collective in Brooklyn, New York where she currently resides.

 Keith Aguiar, often working under the pseudonym of Brother Bramm, is an artist focusing in Composite and Digital Photography.  His work has been profiled by the San Francisco Bay Guardian and DNA magazine. His work has been exhibited at SF Camerawork, Galleria De La Raza, and Grey Area Gallery in San Francisco, CA and most recently at Space Create Gallery in Newburgh, NY.  His work examines personal intersections between spirituality, queerness, childhood and memory.

Keith Aguiar, often working under the pseudonym of Brother Bramm, is an artist focusing in Composite and Digital Photography.  His work has been profiled by the San Francisco Bay Guardian and DNA magazine. His work has been exhibited at SF Camerawork, Galleria De La Raza, and Grey Area Gallery in San Francisco, CA and most recently at Space Create Gallery in Newburgh, NY.  His work examines personal intersections between spirituality, queerness, childhood and memory.

 Monica Canilao From boats to portraits, everything I make I use to reimagine the meaning of home, the power of collectivity and the imprint history has left on me.

Monica Canilao From boats to portraits, everything I make I use to reimagine the meaning of home, the power of collectivity and the imprint history has left on me.

 Stewart Stout is a Brooklyn based artist and current MFA candidate at Hunter College, working primarily in video and installation. His current series  Prairie Fire  meshes utopic notions of nature and sacred sites with industrial spaces and materials, building landscapes within the projected image and the installation it is situated in. Using the idyllic garden, historically a site of acquiescence to the dominant political ideology of capital, white supremacy and patriarchy, as a staging ground for queer bodies creates an imagined site of refuge and a pastoral vision of resistance.

Stewart Stout is a Brooklyn based artist and current MFA candidate at Hunter College, working primarily in video and installation. His current series Prairie Fire meshes utopic notions of nature and sacred sites with industrial spaces and materials, building landscapes within the projected image and the installation it is situated in. Using the idyllic garden, historically a site of acquiescence to the dominant political ideology of capital, white supremacy and patriarchy, as a staging ground for queer bodies creates an imagined site of refuge and a pastoral vision of resistance.

 Xara Thustra Both an activist and artist, and a key player in San Francisco’s “Mission School” (alongside Barry McGee, Margaret Kilgallen and Chris Johanson), Xara Thustra has been pushing the envelope socially and artistically for 15-plus years in San Francisco. Thustra’s ever-evolving creative media have included graffiti, screenprinted posters, calendars, murals, paintings, video, music, performance and protest. Socially, Thustra has been responsible for anti-war actions, gay activism, feeding the hungry, anti-capitalist actions, squats such as 949 Market and much more.

Xara Thustra Both an activist and artist, and a key player in San Francisco’s “Mission School” (alongside Barry McGee, Margaret Kilgallen and Chris Johanson), Xara Thustra has been pushing the envelope socially and artistically for 15-plus years in San Francisco. Thustra’s ever-evolving creative media have included graffiti, screenprinted posters, calendars, murals, paintings, video, music, performance and protest. Socially, Thustra has been responsible for anti-war actions, gay activism, feeding the hungry, anti-capitalist actions, squats such as 949 Market and much more.

 Donna Dolore is a pornographic actress and adult movie director, based in San Francisco, California. She was formerly the director of the websites  Public Disgrace ,  Bound Gang Bangs , and  Ultimate Surrender , all three produced by Kink.com. Virtually all of her performances and directorial projects have been within the genre of BDSM pornography. She has appeared as a subject in a number of documentaries, including  Graphic Sexual Horror  in 2009 and  Public Sex, Private Lives  in 2012. She became interested in photography and the politics of sex and gender equality as a teen, and studied both at New York University and its Tisch School of the Arts.

Donna Dolore is a pornographic actress and adult movie director, based in San Francisco, California. She was formerly the director of the websites Public DisgraceBound Gang Bangs, and Ultimate Surrender, all three produced by Kink.com. Virtually all of her performances and directorial projects have been within the genre of BDSM pornography. She has appeared as a subject in a number of documentaries, including Graphic Sexual Horror in 2009 and Public Sex, Private Lives in 2012. She became interested in photography and the politics of sex and gender equality as a teen, and studied both at New York University and its Tisch School of the Arts.

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