The Boston LGBTQIA Artist Alliance Group’s Exhibit Includes the intersection of LGBTQIA issues

Boston LGBTQIA Artist AllianceRose Ranauro
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BOSTON, Mass.—The Boston LGBTQIA Artist Alliance (BLAA) is pleased to present You Think It’s _____, but It’s Really _____, a group exhibition at the Midway Gallery at Midway Artists Studios in Fort Point.

BLAA’s tenth show, You Think It’s, But It’s Really, is an exhibition of work by artists living and creating at the intersection of LGBTQIA issues and culturally defined notions of “disability.” Working through forms of invisibility produced at this intersection, these artists have developed different understandings of the labels most often meant to correct such an invisibility: “Disabled,” “Queer,” “Artist.”

From YoAhn Han’s amorphous abstractions to Chris Maliga’s images of a body deeply connected to its environment, the works showcased here visualize togetherness and multiplicity: how do two things fit together, within a body, between a body and its environment, between our bodies? What kind of balance, between “disabled” and “queer,” between “myself” and “disability,” or between “physical” and “mental,” is or could be possible?

Representing a wide variety of experiences, practices, and media, You Think It’s, But It’s Really is a timely consideration of a main issue and question within disability studies, queer theory and socially engaged practices today: how do we find ourselves in the intersection of these identities together?

Featuring: Xray Aims, Lauren Alindogan, Joe Balestraci, Darren Black, Carl Bowlby, Steven Cabral, Ken Diaz, Ariel Bassen Freiberg, Catherine Graffam , YoAhn Han, Madge of Honor, Heather Kapplow, LB Lee, Kyri Lorenz, Terrell Lowry, Chris Maliga, Daniel Lloyd Miller, Ty Muto, Rose Ranauro, Sopheak Sam, Sasha Seaman, Cai Steele and Courtney White.

You Think It’s, But It’s Really will run from August 1, 2016 – September 2, 2016 with an opening reception on August 5th from 6 to 8 p.m. A performance by Madge of Honor will be followed by an artist talk on Saturday, August 20th , 2016 from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Midway Gallery at Midway Artists Studios.

About BLAA

The Boston LGBTQIA Artist Alliance is an artist run, volunteer organization that is dedicated to building community through exhibition opportunities, events, workshops, artist talks, performances, and other creative social outlets. We welcome all who identify under the LGBTQIA spectrum, or produce creative work that falls under these categories. For additional information please contact Dylan Hurwitz at dhurwitz.blaa@gmail.com.