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“The roots of modern street art and graffiti are very Queer, though that’s rarely acknowledged. Many pioneers of street art and public interventions in the 1970’s and 80’s were Queer—such as David Wojnarowicz, and Keith Haring—and some of the most politically-effective street art was done by Queer artists collectives like Gran Fury and Fierce Pussy,” says Daniel “Dusty” Albanese, photographer and street art documentarian.
Today’s Queer street artists are addressing an expanded range of issues and activism. From Trans rights and protections for LGBTQ immigrants and Queer POC, to continued demands for equal protection under the law and easier access to life saving HIV medications.
But not all of the art in the show is political activism. Several artists express their Queerness through vibrant expressions of humor, camp, and celebration of community. Through bright figurative work, these artists examine freedom, identity, and intersectionality as well as body positivity and boundaries of sexuality, gender and race.