TransistorsCurated by Ariel Gentelan
Feb – March 2019
Above image: Theo, 2018 by A. Klass (Part of "Trans in Public" Series)
Opening reception: Thursday, February 21, 5-7pm
Transistors, in a practical sense, are semiconductor devices capable of amplification and rectification. They are ubiquitous in daily life and enhance our abilities to communicate, listen, & quite literally, hear each other. As a trans arts-laborer, I am seeking to find ways for other queer artists and arts-laborers to not only find each other through creating accessible networks for unification and solidarity in a rigorous art world, but to also create a space to openly interrogate frustrating issues facing queer artists and laborers, through dialogues with artists, educators and activists working in Chicago today.
This is primarily NOT an exhibition. It is a living node of connection in hopes of offering needed resources & experiences for a marginalized group of voices within the arts world. On view will be A. Klass’s “trans in public” photography series, alongside a reading & resource library. During the run of the project, we will manifest micro studio visits, a writing & research residency, “the chart” with photographer A. Klass, and a series of public programs & dialogues driven by queer artists & thinkers within Chicago that will be recorded, transcribed and archived via a publication.
Jared Brown • Cameron Clayborn • Oscar Chavez • Angela Davis Fegan • Adam Greteman • Emily S. Kennedy • Jada Amina Harvey • Betsy Johnson • Anisa McGowan • Luan Joy Sherman
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The Gallery is also assisting in connecting the project with student LGBTQIA+ groups around the city. If you’re interested in holding your meeting or utilizing the gallery as a space for a program, please reach out!
Transistors Program Outline
Artist in Residence: A. Klass
March 7 - 10
Luan Joy Sherman
Adam J. Greteman
Eli Ryn Brown
Allie N’ Steve
Ilya of Decolonizing Fitness
Thomas Page McBee
Darryl DeAngelo Terrell