“Making in Between: Queer Clay”

6th May 2023, 12:00 am

Date(s) - 6th May 2023 - 30th Dec 2023
All Day

American Museum of Ceramic Art







Friday-Sunday: 11a-4p


When looking for community, we often rely on visual markers to find those similar to us. In the 1940s, Queer individuals would identify like-minded people by asking if you were a “friend of Dorothy.” In the 1980s, the handkerchief code helped Gay men distinguish what to expect from
sexual encounters. Art continues to act as another extension for Queer artists to represent themselves.

Mounting an exhibition focusing solely on work by Queer artists, AMOCA brings often-sidelined narratives to the forefront of ceramics. Exhibiting artists are Sascha Brastoff (1917-1993), Howard Kottler (1930-1989), Mark Burns (b. 1950), Grayson Perry (b. 1960), Ramekon O’Arwisters (b.1960), Larry Buller (b. 1961), Julia Kunin (b.1961), Vick Quezada (b. 1979), Nicki Green (b. 1986), Alex Anderson (b. 1990), Karla Ekatherine Canseco (b. 1995), and Tamara Santibanez (b. 1987). Presented together for the first time, these works exemplify the compelling contributions of LGBTQ+ artists to the western art canon.

Complementing the in-person exhibition experience, numerous public and educational programs will be mounted, including lectures, artist conversations, college-level tours, and tours for Title 1 schools serving grades K-12. An accompanying illustrated exhibition catalog will be produced.

Published: 6th May 2023

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