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PORTALS: Clarity Haynes and Alannah Farrell in conversation (in person only)

May 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Please join us for a celebration of Clarity Haynes: Portalsartist Clarity Haynes’ new monograph. At this event, Clarity Haynes will present a short slideshow as a background for her work, and then there will be a conversation between Haynes and artist Alannah Farrell, who has modeled for Haynes’ torso project. The event will start promptly at 3 pm and continue until 4:30 pm. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

To reserve a copy of Clarity Haynes: Portals (New Discretions Publishing, February 20, 2024, hardcover, $45), please write to us at contact@bgsqd.com with “please reserve a copy of Clarity Haynes: Portals for May 26th” in the subject line.

Thank you for supporting the Bureau by purchasing books from us!


This event will take place in person at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division, on the second floor (room 210) of The LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC, 10011.

Registration is not required. Seating is first come, first served.


Suggested donation to benefit the Bureau: $10.

All are welcome to attend, with or without a donation.

We will pass a bag for donations at the start of the event, but we can also take credit card donations at the register or on Venmo @BGSQD


Clarity Haynes is a queer feminist painter based in New York City. Her work centers on the torso as a site for portraiture, queer feminist altars as a site for still life, and crowning and birth. Recent solo exhibitions include Portals at New Discretions, New York (2024), Collective Transmission at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut (2021), and Altar-ed Bodies at Denny Dimin Gallery, New York, co-presented with New Discretions (2020). Her monograph, Portals was recently published by New Discretions and D.A.P. Haynes is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner award and a NYFA award, and her work has been discussed in the New York Times, the New Yorker, Artforum, Hyperallergic, and Artnews, among others.


Alannah Farrell is a queer gender-non-conforming painter who lives and works in New York City. They spent their late teens and early adulthood working and playing in queer NYC nightlife of the 2000s alongside even stranger side hustles while completing their BFA at The Cooper Union, New York, in 2011.

Throughout their life, they have consistently documented themselves, their friends, lovers, and community— and all the messy bittersweetness of being an imperfect, changing, growing human who loves humans for all those same reasons.

They have exhibited their work in solo and group exhibitions at galleries including Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA; Green Family Art Foundation, Dallas, TX; Lyles & King, New York, NY; Alexander Gray Associates, Germantown, NY; Harper’s, New York, NY; Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; The Painting Center, New York, NY; Theirry Goldberg Gallery, New York, NY; and UTA Artist Space, Los Angeles, CA among others. Their work has appeared in Art in America, Artforum, New York Magazine, Hyperallergic, Interview Magazine, THEM, and more.


Registration Required:
Youth Only:
Arts and Culture
May 26
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


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Bureau of General Services Queer Division (BGSQD)
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