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Friday, November 18, 2022 through Saturday, January 7, 2023

The Law for Falling Bodies: A Queer Print Media Exhibition will feature the work of six, nationally recognized queer artists whose work overlays multi-disciplinary print processes and queer realities. 

The Law for Falling Bodies references Galileo’s law defining how gravity effects earthbound entities and celestial orbits. For us as queer people, The Law for Falling Bodies is an analogy for the pull toward true self, desire, family, community, and for creating the spaces, realities, and universes of our own. This exhibition is meant to extrapolate on these ideas and more. It features a diverse group of artists who idiosyncratically employ print media to address queer realities. 

Featuring: Ash Armenta, Shawn Bitters, Ruben Bryan Castillo, Matthew Willie Garcia, Kat Richards, Erin Zona

Curated by Shawn Bitters and Matthew Willie Garcia

 

PROGRAMMING

 Exhibition Opening Reception

Friday, November 18 from 6:00-9:00 PM | Charlotte Street Gallery

Please join us for the opening reception for The Law for Falling Bodies: A Queer Print Media Exhibition

Pre-Opening Artist Talk

Friday, November 18 from 5:00-6:00 PM | Charlotte Street Gallery

Artists will talk to audiences about their work in an intimate Pre-Opening Artist Talk.

Art, Archives, and Queer History

Friday, December 16 from 6:00-7:30 PM | Charlotte Street Kemper Library

What do historical records and testimonies provide us today, and how can they help us envision a better future?

In conjunction with the exhibition The Law for Falling Bodies, this educational program will focus on archives as a public resource, featuring exhibition artist Ruben Castillo and curator of special collections & archives at the Miller Nichols Library Stuart Hinds. Both will discuss queer history, public archives, and how these ideas intersect with contemporary art. Ruben will present examples of archives in artists’ practices and how they feature in his work. Stuart will discuss the founding of the Gay & Lesbian Archives of Mid America (GLAMA), the scope of the collection, and how to interact with the archives for research.

Closing Reception

Saturday, January 7 from 4:00-5:00 PM | Charlotte Street Gallery

Join us for the closing reception of The Law for Falling Bodies featuring a performance with Kat Richards’ The Cloak is Ours.

Commissioned for the exhibition was a text written by queer feminist scholar Lex Morgan Lancaster.

Lex Morgan Lancaster is a scholar, professor, and curator who focuses on queer, feminist, trans, and anti-racist contributions to the field of contemporary art. Their book, Dragging Away: Queer Abstraction in Contemporary Art (Duke University Press, 2022), forges a queer formalist and materialist approach to contemporary abstraction. Lancaster is currently Assistant Professor of Art History and Gallery Director at the University of South Carolina-Upstate.

 

 

 

The Law for Falling Bodies - November 2022

Exhibition Details

When

Friday, November 18, 2022 through Saturday, January 7, 2023

Where

Charlotte Street Gallery (3333 Wyoming)

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