Polaroid Collages

A new series of Polaroid Collage works that exist as both object and photograph, further exploring my exploration of photography/sculpture. I'll be showing them later in the year in Mexico City and a selection are now available in my store. More info to come.

 Polaroid Collage (i), 2018, unique Polaroid, signed and dated on verso

Polaroid Collage (i), 2018, unique Polaroid, signed and dated on verso

 Polaroid Collage (ii), 2018, unique Polaroid, signed and dated on verso

Polaroid Collage (ii), 2018, unique Polaroid, signed and dated on verso

 Polaroid Collage (iii), 2018, unique Polaroid, signed and dated on verso

Polaroid Collage (iii), 2018, unique Polaroid, signed and dated on verso

 Polaroid Collage (iii), 2018, archival pigment print, edition of 6, installation view

Polaroid Collage (iii), 2018, archival pigment print, edition of 6, installation view

The Violators - group exhibition in New York - July 27th through August 10th

The Violators, a group exhibition curated by artist Gio Black Peter at Studio UZI, Brooklyn, New York, July 27th through August 10th 2018. Opening reception July 27th, 8pm. Featuring the work of Alex La Cruz, Anne Lamb, Ari Fraser, Benjamin Ackerman, Bruce LaBruce, Damien Blottiere, Gio Black Peter, Joseph Wolfgang Ohlert, Natasha Gornik, Oliver Sarley, Paco Y Manolo, Ruben Esparza, Slava Mogutin, Stuart Sandford, Timothy Hull.

Queer Biennial 2018 features and press

5 LGBTQ+ Artists You Need To Know by FRANCIS Wintour

The Kids are Fine

As a kid, I did not necessarily look for “queer artists” or “queer art”. However, I was fascinated by Nan Goldin’s dreamy pictures, Robert Mapplethorpe’s orchids and Pierre Molinier hypnotizing dark world. As you can’t separate an artist from his/her/its work, you could argue over the queerness of each of them, especially Molinier whose actual sexuality is subject to opinion. But I am much more interested in the transgressive quality of their work. Not only were they challenging society they were also transcending the boundaries of themselves. But it is 2018! There are new ideas we must upset and new borders to cross. Let’s take a look at 5 new young artists who are doing just that.

I'm one of 5 LGBTQ+ artists you need to know (who knew?!?). Link the image below for full article.

Queer Biennial 2018 - What If Utopia

A few installation shots from the Queer Biennial 2018 - What If Utopia which runs until June 16th at our main space Navel in DTLA (where my work is viewable) and until the end of June at our sister space Last Projects in Lincoln Heights. More shots and press to come.

  Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet (Eric) , 2018, oil on canvas, 20 x 20 in, installation view

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet (Eric), 2018, oil on canvas, 20 x 20 in, installation view

  Polvere (dust),  2018, archival pigment print on Hahnemühle photo rag, 40 x 30 in, edition of 3 (+1AP), installation view

Polvere (dust), 2018, archival pigment print on Hahnemühle photo rag, 40 x 30 in, edition of 3 (+1AP), installation view

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Boys! Boys! Boys! Vol II - Pride

I'm one of the artists taking part in the next Paddle 8 auction curated by Ghislain Pascal of the London-based Little Black Gallery. Boys! Boys! Boys! Vol II - Pride is currently previewing and goes live June 14th and features the work of both established and emerging artists including Tom Bianchi, Marian Vivanco, Greg Gorman, Florian Hetz, and Matthew Lambert, amongst others. Happy bidding!

Queer Biennial 2018 - June 1st through 30th

Featuring over 100 artist from more than 20 countries, the Queer Biennial 2018 is an international survey focusing on the current moments in LGBTQ art and culture that showcases emerging, mid-career, and established artists. Featured work includes installation, film, live performance, and historical documentation. Artists included do not shy away from sexuality, identity, the body, and all around queerness. As independent curators/artists, we champion and challenge artists of all disciplines to temporarily step away from the white-box systems and explore new spaces in an unfiltered and organic fashion. Every exhibition or event is carefully researched and realized with an invited list of artists and curators from around the globe.

The Queer Biennial began in 2014 and is firmly planted here in Los Angeles with venues that have included: Coagula Curatorial, Industry Gallery/Los Angeles, with satellite installations and performances that took place at the Tom of Finland Foundation, Antebellum Gallery, Please Do Not Enter, LACA, Pieter Performance Space, PAM, among others. Lectures and performances were held at the Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. Additionally, Hotel Gaythering hosted satellite events at Miami Art Basel.

Source: https://www.queerbiennial.org/

A Night in Alexander

http://anightinalexander.gr/

A Night in Alexander is a browser-based group exhibition of works documented at Alexander Sauna, situated in the gay/club district of Gazi in Athens, Greece. 

Participants:

ANNE UDDENBERG, DREW LINT, FRITZ MARLON SCHIFFERS, GREGORY BLUNT, JULIAN-JAKOB KNEER, KARIM BOUMJIMAR, KAROL RADZISZEWSKI, LUKAS HOFMANN AND HARA SHAKO KIRI, MARIA METSALU, METASITU, NBDBKP, PAUL-ALEXANDRE ISLAS, STUART SANDFORD, YOUNG BOY DANCING GROUP, ZUZANNA RATAJCZYK

Concept and curation: GREGORY BLUNT

Text: MOHAMMAD SALEMY

Photography: FELIX PÖTZSCH

Photo editing, CG effects and website: GREGORY BLUNT

With special thanks to Felix Pötzsch, Manuel Scheiwiller, Zuzanna Ratajczyk, Alexandra Koumantaki and Dimitris Gketsis, as well as Konstantinos Adamopolous and the accommodating staff at Alexander Sauna.

It Gets Better x Tom of Finland

As a previous artist-in-residence at the Tom of Finland Foundation here in Los Angeles, I had the privilege of being interviewed, alongside a handful of other artists and those connected with ToFF, for the It Gets Better Project about Tom's life and work and his influence on younger artists and those in the LGBTQ+ community as whole. Take a look at the video below.

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