Friday, February 8, 2019, 6:00 p.m.Friday, February 22, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
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Gallery 148

Opening Reception: Friday, February 8, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Potato Printing Valentine's Day Card Workshop:
Thursday, February 14, 6:30 p.m.

Fresh Fruitz is a presentation of juicy new works by members of Quellective. We are creating a queer space that embodies how we see, create, and inhabit our own bodies.

We are talking about queerness not as “other,” but as an opposite necessity. We mean queer as a rejection of—and a solution to—the norm; queer as a force opposing heteronormativity and white supremacy; queer as deconstruction and reconstruction; queer as explicitly more loud, messy, angry, hot, soft, and sensual; queer as performative by nature; queer as undeniable familiarity; queer as in chosen family. We mean queer as in self-aware, as in empathetic, as in communicating with a new and coded (body) language, as in unkillable.

This gallery will be made by and for queer people, a space that does not cater to the comfort of the heteronormative viewer. Fresh Fruitz means a sweet and tangy body of work ripe for the picking.

Participating Artists:

  • Cecily Bohmann
  • Eli DeVries
  • Malakai Greiner
  • Magdi Hazaa
  • Hannah Hendrix
  • Ash Knight
  • Alonzo Pantoja-Patino
  • Mad Radtke
  • Nico Sardina
  • Beau Tate
  • Tuli Troiani