THE VISIBILITY SHOW

J.C. Bybee - Varsity - Cyanotype on paper Introducing annual art exhibition titled Visibility which takes place at Idaho State University (USA). The exhibition will be on display in the compARTment Gallery from November 2nd through the 19th, 2020. The compARTment Gallery is located on the top floor of the Fine Arts Building #11 RM408 and … Continue reading THE VISIBILITY SHOW

IAN ET JACQUES ON GODS AND MONSTERS

Ian et Jacques, born Ian Bertolucci (Pietrasanta, Italy, 1995) and Giacomo Salerno (Foggia, 1994) are a duo of contemporary artists both graduated in painting and visual arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara. In 2018, the year in which our collaboration began, we acted the performance “Eternity’s Act” for the installation-event by Maurizio … Continue reading IAN ET JACQUES ON GODS AND MONSTERS

TRISTAN MARIE BIALLAS ON GENDER DIVERSITY

Introducing Germany based artist Tristan Marie Biallas. Biallas kindly presents excerpts from several performative pieces which explore gender. Biallas has chosen to write accompanying descriptions in the A gif. Above on black background written in bright green capital letters: I am doing it all wrong.Beneath Tristan Marie tries to take a seat on a cube … Continue reading TRISTAN MARIE BIALLAS ON GENDER DIVERSITY

SANTIAGO ESTELLANO ON QUEERING COLLAGE

Santiago Estellano was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. He studied computer art in the US in 1999 and graduated as a graphic designer in 2001 in Uruguay. Since 2008, Santiago has been living in Buenos Aires, attended to photography and graphic design workshops at the University of Bs. As., CCR and took engraving classes with Clara Ezcurra. … Continue reading SANTIAGO ESTELLANO ON QUEERING COLLAGE

The Challenges of Navigating the Gay Community as a Disabled Man (Timothy Dean Lee In Conversation with Balaclava.Q).

In January of this year I began an email conversation with Hawaii based artist Timothy Dean Lee. We made short exchanges over the coming months whereby Lee generously introduced me to his work.  Intimate and always deeply honest Lee presents selected works that span is Sumi Ink Drawing and Living In A Fishbowl series along … Continue reading The Challenges of Navigating the Gay Community as a Disabled Man (Timothy Dean Lee In Conversation with Balaclava.Q).

MATT GALE ON THE VULNERABILITIES OF QUEER BODIES

. Matt Gale is a British born artist who grew up in Southern California and trained as a biologist before studying for a MA in Fine Art. His practice focuses on queering commonly held perceptions of what is ‘natural’. . . Recent work explores wearable sculpture and the vulnerability of queer bodies, examining symbols that … Continue reading MATT GALE ON THE VULNERABILITIES OF QUEER BODIES

The Queer Visual Narratives of Mario Patiño

. Periphery of the Body: The visual narratives of Mexico based Mario Patiño. . How to speak of the periphery? Peripheral is all that gets out of control, that corrupts a system, that lives on the edge, that adheres to the margins, that puts in doubt, that causes questioning, that rebels, that revolutionizes, that rises, … Continue reading The Queer Visual Narratives of Mario Patiño

FERNANDO CARPANEDA ON PAINTING THE DISENFRANCHISED & SCULPTURE AS QUEER RELIQUARY

. . . Currently living and working in New York, Brazil born Fernando Carpaneda was one of the first Brazilian artists to exhibit homoerotic works in Brazil, in the 1980s.  Beggars, pop stars, sex workers, punks and outcasts of all kinds are the object of his attention and aesthetic. He portrays them in clay sculptures … Continue reading FERNANDO CARPANEDA ON PAINTING THE DISENFRANCHISED & SCULPTURE AS QUEER RELIQUARY

MITCH CULLIN & ‘THE WATERMELON MEN’ SERIES

Born and raised in the American Southwest, Mitch Cullin is an artist based in Los Angeles. His books have been published internationally, including the novels A Slight Trick of the Mind (also known as Mr. Holmes) and Tideland, both of which were brought to the screen by directors Bill Condon and Terry Gilliam, respectively. With … Continue reading MITCH CULLIN & ‘THE WATERMELON MEN’ SERIES

Password Yeltes: Drawings and Paintings that Explore the Queer Condition

. Introducing Paris (France) based artist called Password Yeltes.  Yeltes says that "My work as an artist is about finding your identity as a queer person and assume yourself truly.  It represents all my thoughts about my reflection with the queer atmosphere and all the situations that come with it."  Yeltes's works cover the mediums … Continue reading Password Yeltes: Drawings and Paintings that Explore the Queer Condition