Love all things queer, crafty and BUST related? Then clear your calendars on February 1, or at least pencil it in as the day BUST's very own co-founder and editor-in-chief, Debbie Stoller will lead a tour for John Chaich's exhibition, Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community, currently on view at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in Manhattan.
Queer Threads explores the notions of aspiration, socialization, and representation within the LGBTQ community, using thread-based craft materials, techniques, and processes as artistic mediums. It's interesting, inspiring, and amazingly cool.
The exhibit takes over the Museum's gallery with floor-to-ceiling pieces and queer iconography, including paintings, yarn drawings, embroidery portraits, knit sculptures, quilted tapestries, crocheted installations, and videos, which makes for an anything-but-typical experience.
"The new visions and voices in Queer Threads, uniquely expressed through craft traditions, expand on Leslie-Lohman's commitment to examining the diversity of the LGBTQ experience through art" says Executive Director, Hunter O'Hanian. "Using craft to celebrate and critique identity and community," John Chaich notes, " is very queer in all senses of the word: unusual, political, and personal."
The exhibit, which is totally free, runs from January 17-March 16, 2014. Make sure to RSVP to attend Debbie's tour!
For more info on the event check it out on the BUST event calendar.
Thanks To Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
Images Via Hyperallergic