Sunday, June 23, 2019

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ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
"GABRIEL" by Gabriel Garcia Román ( 2011);  Photogravure w/ Chine-Colle; 11in x 14in
Gabriel Garcia Román's "Queer Icons" are marching in New York City's Pride Parade today. Román is a Mexican-American multimedia artist based in NYC, and this year the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art commissioned him to re-produce his powerful Icons portraits of LGBT people of color as a processional art installation to be carried by marchers during today's parade in Manhattan. We're in Washington, DC today (see pics below), but whishing we were in NYC too. That's why "Queer Icons" creator Gabriel Garcia Román is our artist of the week.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

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ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
Martine Gutierrez's "Demons, Xochiquetzal ‘Flower Quetzal Feather,’ p95," (2018); C-print mounted on Sintra, hand-painted artist frame, 39 x 27 inches, Edition of 8
Do men get glamorous pedicures? What goddess told you that? Martine Gutierrez, a trans-Latinx photographer, is the queen of glamorous creations that subvert conventional boundaries. Inspired by a Guatemalan goddess, her self-portrait, "Demons, Xochiquetzal 'Flower Quetzal Feather,' pg 85" is in an upcoming show "Be Seen: Portrait Photography Since Stonewall" at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. We push boundaries by painting our toenails for Pride Month, but glamour makes Martine Gutierrez our artist of the week.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

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ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
John Bankston's "At the Crossroads" (2006-2007) Oil on linen 54 x 48 in. (137.1 x 122 cm)
John Bankston is a self-declared storyteller and visual novelist. Born in Benton Harbor, MI, 1963, the artist now lives and works in San Francisco where he is represented by Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco. Bankston uses the coloring book’s division of line and color to establish a basic rubric of oppositional meaning that extends to our culture’s major social divisions––adult and child, white and black, male and female, heterosexual and queer. In honor of Gay Pride Month, "Art of the Crossroads" artist John Bankston is our artist of the week.