Three Strong Visual VoicesBeacon Street Art Gallery
Brookline Arts Center presents Three Strong Visual Voices at Beacon Street Gallery
Brookline, MA – The Brookline Arts Center is pleased to present Three Strong Visual Voices at Beacon Street Gallery. The exhibition, curated by Arlette Kayafas, will be on view from January 8th to April 2, 2021 and features photography by artists Caleb Cole, Kevin Bennett Moore and Tara Sellios.
“The photographs in Traces began as pictorials in gay men’s magazines from the 1980s and 1990s, at the beginning of the AIDS epidemic,” said Cole in an artist statement. “Men’s bodies exposed, on display, are then excised and replaced by hand with pieces of other images in the sequence…These images explore what it means to be seen, to be vulnerable, and speak to access and interest in queer and trans bodies, gendered notions of desire, and the elements of ourselves that we hide from view.”
Beacon Street Gallery, located at 1351 Beacon Street in Brookline, is a curatorial project of the Brookline Arts Center and a community collaboration with Sanctuary Medicinals.
“Inspired by films of the 1950s and ‘60s and societal constructs of gender, the work is an exploration on the formation of character, narrative, and identity,” Bennett Moore said in an artist statement for My Feet Aren’t On the Ground. “By utilizing the past–both historic and cultural references–I am able to juxtapose queer existence with classic Americana. The images allude to something more enigmatic that discusses the façade that is American culture.”
The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday 11:00am7:00pm, Sunday 1:00-5:00pm.
“Manifesting melancholic themes with beauty, precision and seduction forces the viewer to look, despite its apparent grotesque and morbid nature,” said Sellios in an artist statement for Luxuria. “Through these images, I aspire to make apparent the restlessness of a life that is knowingly so temporary and vulnerable.”
For more information about the exhibition and the BAC’s gallery programs, visit www.brooklineartscenter.com.
The BAC is a visual arts center committed to bringing the community meaningful experiences in the arts through classes, exhibitions and outreach.
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