MARCEL ALCALÁ Putas Unidas | Opening

22nd February 2020, 6:00 pm

Date(s) - 22nd Feb 2020
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

TOM House



MARCEL ALCALÁ Pink Boy Hard, 2020, Gouache on paper


A broken heart brought me back to LA, my long awaited home.
In search for truth and comfort in self, I was brought to Tom’s.
A melting point diverse in experience.
Our elders still teach and this place is proof.
Never have I had space to focus on my work, trying new things, a new perspective, a new medium.
My existence erotic to heteronormativity.

In Putas Unidas, my time here in residence, I focused on new mediums, portraiture, and writing about Queer sisterhood. Oils, gouache, and ink, a focus in painting. Editing my screenplay and outlining a future play.

Lost in travels, this experience re-introduced me to the West.
My time here, a transition, grounding a new me.
Writing my first cover interview for Flaunt, modeling for LA Eyeworks, and marinating in the punk works of Tom of Finland.

It has been such a privelage to be a part of Queer histories in this space.
Meeting new artists, spending time with Durk, Sharp, Marc, and everyone at the Foundation.

With so much pleasure I invite you to come join us at my residency presentation of new works, and to see what I see.

Beauty in Queer community.

Meet Marcel Alcalá, artist-in-residence

Marcel Alcalá (b. 1990 in Santa Ana, CA) is a queer chicanx artist currently living and working at TOM House. Their work has been featured at the Hammer Museum, MCA Chicago, Swiss Institute, Ekebergparken, Rogoland Kunstsenter, Blum and Poe, Queer Biennial, Tom of Finland Foundation, Consulate General of Mexico, Los Angeles LGBTQ Center. I come… View Article

Published: 22nd February 2020

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