A Queer Womxn’s Portrait Series by Gwen Shockey and Riya Lerner
On view: June 10-October 10, 2020
Panel Discussion: September 30
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“Taking Space” was initially conceived of as an exhibition at The Center, which has been postponed. These five selections are from a larger series of mixed-media portraits by Gwen Shockey and Riya Lerner featuring lesbian and queer women who have dedicated their lives to creating and holding space for women in New York City from the 1950s to today. The individuals included in the series represent a diverse network of community builders engaged with social and political organizing, mental health advocacy, nightlife, music, journalism, visual art, literature, poetry, performance, research, safer sex and kink practices. Each portrait includes a photograph taken in a significant location for the sitter, along with segments from their oral history interview and selected ephemera from their life and work. To see the full project please visit addressesproject.com.
Funding for The LGBT Community Center’s Queer Womxn’s Series made possible by the generous contributions of Amy Ellis and Trudy Sanders Reece.