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A Group Show

Opening Reception:

Friday Oct. 4, 7-10pm

LAIR FERA – Queer Artist Collective

93 Montrose Ave, Brooklyn

SUBMERGED features new work from LAIR FERA collective members Brother Bramm, Caitlin Rose Sweet, Heather Renée Russ and Stewart Stout. There will be an opening reception on Friday Oct. 4 from 7-10pm.

Brother Bramm is originally from Massachusetts, and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. They are a multimedia artist mainly focusing on composite photography. Their work has been profiled by the San Francisco Bay Guardian and DNA magazine. Their work has been exhibited at SF Cameraworks, Galleria De La Raza, and Grey Area Gallery in San Francisco, CA. This is his premiere show in New York. Their work examines personal intersections between spirituality, queerness, and the subconscious.

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.

Heather Renée Russ is an interdisciplinary artist and arts organizer living in Brooklyn, New York who works in photography, video and installation to make work that is about queer femme representation and holding space for queer artists. She works with queer signifiers, organic materials and relational portraiture to create installations about scarcity, displacement and celebration. She received her MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from School of Visual Arts in New York City where she was the recipient of the Alice Beck-Odette Scholarship and the Thomas Reiss Memorial Award. Heather Reneé’s photography, video and installation work has been exhibited in a wide variety of venues including New York galleries such as Cinders, Space Create, Garner Arts Center as well as in The Guggenheim Stillspotting NYC project and SF Camerawork Gallery in San Francisco. She recently completed a residency on Governors Island in New York City and has forthcoming residencies at Vermont Studio Center and Studios at MASS MoCA.

Stewart Stout is a New York based activist and artist.  Influenced by queer and socialist political thought, he has been working primarily through the lens of sculpture, video and writing to think about the gaps between the utopian and the possible, between individuals and collectives, and between natural and social systems.  He is currently a member of Lair FERA Queer Artist Collective and the Bermuda Triangle, and received his MFA from Hunter College in 2019.