Artist Spotlight Marc Yankus
October 01 2011 3:00 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 3:00 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 3:00 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 3:00 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 3:00 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 3:00 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 5:04 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 3:00 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: Hector Silva
July 30 2011 4:00 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 3:00 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.

Artist Spotlight Kurt Kauper
July 16 2011 3:00 AM ET

Artist Spotlight: Kurt Kauper

Christopher Harrity

Kauper's images of idols and divas aren't easily classified. They are simple, formal compositions that are beautifully rendered. They seem to ask more questions than they answer.

Before the Dawn of Tom
July 09 2011 3:00 AM ET

Before the Dawn of Tom

Christopher Harrity

Tom of Finland is unarguably the most well-known gay erotic artist of the 20th century, but paving the way for his all-balls-out art was a group of American artists who created a more subtle, coded visual style.

Artist Spotlight Alexei Biryukoff
July 02 2011 3:00 AM ET

Artist Spotlight: Alexei Biryukoff

Christopher Harrity

Banned for obscenity in Siberia, Biryukoff's large-scale male figure paintings are like landscapes of expressive strokes and earthy color.

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