Touch-A, Touch-A, Touch Me: Sensory Overload At “Haptic Tactics”
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Touch-A, Touch-A, Touch Me: Sensory Overload At “Haptic Tactics”

Scratch. Scrape. Scratch. Scrape. A chill flies down my neck, ricocheting down my spine. It’s not just the sound of A.K. Burns and Katherine Hubbard’s collaborative video Untitled (shaving performance 2010) that sends multiple senses into overdrive. It’s also the visuals–disembodied hands wielding a straight razor, slicing precariously close to a woman’s bare skin and … Continue reading

Stitching A Love Letter To The Queer Community: A Conversation With Rebecca Levi On ‘Tumble And Bloom’
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Stitching A Love Letter To The Queer Community: A Conversation With Rebecca Levi On ‘Tumble And Bloom’

After descending steep stairs and wandering a dark, dungeon-like hallway, it’s hard to imagine the bounty of botanical-covered beards and bears that awaits in Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art’s Prince Street Project Space. Artist Rebecca Levi, who some of you dearest Filthy Dreams readers may recognize from our past coverage of Leslie-Lohman’s show … Continue reading

I Am A Photograph: Reviving The Liberatory Legacy Of The 1970s At Leslie-Lohman Museum
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I Am A Photograph: Reviving The Liberatory Legacy Of The 1970s At Leslie-Lohman Museum

Is it possible to look back to that gold lamé-draped, handlebar moustache-wearing, disco-dancing, cruising post-Stonewall era of the 1970s without the lens of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, which would irrevocably alter the course of LGBTQ life? Can you look at artwork, photographs and other documentation from that decade without searching for the images and names of those who would disappear in the decades to come? Or of the others who would become continual caregivers to friends and lovers? Or the clubs, bathhouses, piers and others spaces that would be shuttered for fear of transmission? Continue reading

Sleaze, Mister, Sleaze: The Power of Erotic Gay Male Illustrations In ‘Stroke: From Under the Mattress To The Museum Walls’
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Sleaze, Mister, Sleaze: The Power of Erotic Gay Male Illustrations In ‘Stroke: From Under the Mattress To The Museum Walls’

If you’re like me and have been rummaging around the Internets for archives of bygone LGBTQ magazines, you may recognize that half of the perfectly sleazy title to this article is ripped straight from the pages of a 1989 issue of Outweek Magazine. From the 1950s on, magazines such as the activist Outweek, and many others, have provided queer … Continue reading

Crochet, Embroidery and Macramé, Oh My!: Finding The Queer In Craft At ‘Queer Threads’
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Crochet, Embroidery and Macramé, Oh My!: Finding The Queer In Craft At ‘Queer Threads’

Even though Lulu may never have wanted to kill with 1970s kitsch, Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community, a current exhibition of queer artists who all employ the medium of craft, from embroidery to needlepoint to crochet and Lulu’s beloved macramé, is slaying at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. Continue reading