Artist Spotlight Wes Hempel
October 08 2011 4:00 AM ET

Artist Spotlight: Wes Hempel

Christopher Harrity

Sometimes-wicked appropriations from such disparate sources as neoclassical history painting and the Dutch golden age root Hempel's art in a revised history.

Poetry In Motion
October 06 2011 6:00 AM ET

Poetry In Motion: Lesbians Take Their Words on Tour

Advocate Contributors

A group of black lesbians share their experiences through a multi-city celebration of poetry. Meet them and their message.

Artist Spotlight Marc Yankus
October 01 2011 4:00 AM ET

Artist Spotlight: Marc Yankus

Christopher Harrity

It seems only fitting to enjoy Yankus's moody portraits and wistful Manhattan cityscapes as autumn deepens. As Vernon Duke wrote, "Autumn in New York is often mingled with pain."

Artist Spotlight: Jess Dugan
September 24 2011 4:00 AM ET

Artist Spotlight: Jess Dugan

Christopher Harrity

Simple and direct, Dugan's portaits of couples reveal complex information.

Artist Spotlight: Victor Gadino
September 17 2011 4:00 AM ET

Artist Spotlight: Victor Gadino

Christopher Harrity

Victor Gadino took a risk illustrating the covers for Gordon Merrick's ground-breaking gay love stories. It paid off well.

Artist Spotlight Yannis Tsarouchis
September 10 2011 4:00 AM ET

Artist Spotlight: Yannis Tsarouchis

Christopher Harrity

Tsarouchis was a mid-century Matisse of the homoerotic and then he took a turn toward the classic. His serene orientalist studies are punctuated with surprising political statements.

Artist Spotlight Rowan Mersh
September 03 2011 4:00 AM ET

Artist Spotlight: Rowan Mersh

Christopher Harrity

Mersh seems to find previously unsuspected spaces and dimensions in everyday places with his linear constructions and pod-like clusters.

Artist Spotlight: Scott Waters
August 27 2011 4:00 AM ET

Artist Spotlight: Scott Waters

Christopher Harrity

Scott Waters's work says something about men, masculinity, and the delicate balance of a macho identity.

A Message from Claude Cahun Revisited
August 24 2011 6:04 PM ET

A Message from Claude Cahun Revisited

Advocate.com Editors

Yet another Paris museum is set to highlight the work of Claude Cahun, whose message on gender identity becomes only more relevant in the years after the artist's death.

Artist Spotlight: Ed Luce
August 13 2011 4:00 AM ET

Artist Spotlight: Ed Luce

Christopher Harrity

Ed Luce's indie comic sensation Wuvable Oaf revolves around a large, scary-looking guy searching for love, his rather complicated relationship with cats, and his devotion to all sorts of good music.

Artist Spotlight Jack Balas
August 06 2011 4:00 AM ET

Artist Spotlight: Jack Balas

Christopher Harrity

Balas plays with classic themes and "big art." He also plays with our feelings.

Artist Spotlight: Hector Silva
July 30 2011 5:00 AM ET

Artist Spotlight: Hector Silva

Christopher Harrity

"I explore themes of cultural identity, because as Latinos, we are often erased from the social portrait. and then when you add being queer to that, we can really disappear."

Artist Spotlight Peter Churcher
July 23 2011 4:00 AM ET

Artist Spotlight: Peter Churcher

Christopher Harrity

The sensuality of everyday activities comes to life in Churcher's subtle work depicting youth culture in Barcelona and military life in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan.

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