In the Galleries: Queer Threads

International artists knit together a thread-based crafts exhibit to explore contemporary LGBT culture.

BY Christopher Harrity

January 13 2014 4:00 AM ET

"Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community," an international group show at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art curated by John Chaich, explores notions of aspiration, socialization, and representation within the gay and lesbian community, through artists employing thread-based craft materials, techniques, and processes.  

While many of these artists are internationally recognized in the craft and art communities, this exhibition marks the first time these works have been shown together to specifically highlight their personal relationship to their own sexuality and to the gay and lesbian community. Composed of a mix of well-established and emerging talent from across the United States as well as Argentina, Canada, and South Africa, this exhibition will feature artists Chris Bogia (New York), Chiachio & Giannone (Argentina), Liz Collins (New York), Pierre Fouche (South Africa), James Gobel (California), Jesse Harrod (Virginia), Larry Krone (New York), Allyson Mitchell (Canada), Sheila Pepe (New York), L. J. Roberts (New York), Nathan Vincent (New York), and more.

"Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community"
Exhibition dates: January 17 to March 16, 2014
Opening Reception: January 17, 2014 6-8 pm

More information at LeslieLohman.org

Nathan Vincent, Locker Room (vertical), 2011, yarn, 144 x 228 ft. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Stephen Miller.

Nathan Vincent, Locker Room (detail), 2011, yarn, 144 x 228 in. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Stephen Miller.

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