I’m very much looking forward to this show curated by the talented Cora Lambert. If you are in the NYC area please come and spread the word.
Johnny T, 36 x 36” © Grace Moon
Opening Reception: Friday, February 19, 7-9pm
February 19 - May 22, 2010
26 Wooster St (between Grand & Canal)
New York, NY
When Girls Were Boys and Boys Were Girls is an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Grace Moon and Jen P. Harris. Focusing on portraiture, the artists use the lens to explore themes of romance, gender and androgyny in queer pop culture. Curated by Cora Lambert.
Referencing cinematic stills, Harris creates closely cropped ink drawings of couples embracing. By slightly altering her characters, she releases herself of heterosexual stereotypes, obscuring their faces and leaving the viewer with a vaguely familiar scene.
With a background in traditional oil painting, Moon shows Western imagery in the way of lineage tradition. Her colorful paintings of gay subjects can be seen in the context of queer identity in a way that is reminiscent of Mapplethorpe and Opie.
This exhibition is presented in the windows of the Leslie/Lohman Gallery and is on view 24/7 from the sidewalk and street only. Best viewing time is after sundown.