Events

April 27, 2013

Divine Decadence: An Upcoming Collection by Domonique Echeverria

On Saturday, April 27th, Domonique Echeverria will be previewing some select pieces for her upcoming collection, Divine Decadence; an ode to 1920s illustrator and designer Erte, Cabaret and late 60s, early 70s Rock n Roll. The preview will be presented by some of her most treasured New York City muses such as Kenny Kenny, Dylan Monroe, Mona Marlowe, Valerie Geffner, and Jeffrey Gaunt. The show will also feature facial structures and makeup by Ryan Burke.

Dj Primo Pitino spins disco and old rock n roll for this event!

Domonique Echeverria is a designer inspired by and fully carrying the flame of utter glamour and decadence—touchstones including Weimar Berlin, (and its most famous theatrical representation!) the feathered and jeweled arch elegance of old Hollywood, and the wildest expanses of disco and glam rock culture all comingle in her exquisite and extravagant creations. A longtime nightlife personality in her native San Francisco and current home of New York, Ms. Echeverria’s glorious mode draws further life from the jungle of drag queens, sex workers, and performers of all stripes with whom she prowls her nights and early mornings, all married to a deep appreciation and understanding of the aesthetics of surrealism. As a creator she is aggressively self-possessed, focused largely on the approach to all body types as potential art material and on the rich transformative and playfully performative aspects of experimental couture. In addition to her regular occupations as a party hostess, model and muse, Domonique’s own work has been enjoying a flowering ascent–she has been tireless in producing her own shows in NYC and has been increasingly tapped as a costumer of rigorous craft and volcanic imagination. Her work stands a bright young hope of chola rock & roll hedonism.

Start: April 27, 2013 7:00 PM
End: April 27, 2013 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 6464570859
Address:
Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St., New York, NY, 10002, United States

April 26, 2013

Queer Division IV: Johnson, Frost, Morrill

Andrew Durbin‘s reading series at the Bureau continues. The fourth installment will feature readings by Paul Foster Johnson, Jackqueline Frost, and Erin Morrill.


Paul Foster Johnson is the author of the poetry collections Study in Pavilions and Safe Rooms and Refrains / Unworkings, as well as Quadriga, a chapbook he cowrote with E. Tracy Grinnell. From 2003 to 2006, he curated the Experiments and Disorders reading series at Dixon Place. He has served as a co-editor of Litmus Press/Aufgabe and is the editor of The Poetry Project Newsletter.

 


Jackqueline Frost was born and raised in the Deep South, and now lives in Oakland, California. Her first full-length book, The Antidote, is forthcoming from Compline. Her poetry and essays have appeared, or are forthcoming in Rethinking Marxism, Lana Turner, The Death and Life of American Cities, Poetic Labor Project, What is Called Violence, Queer City, and LIES: a journal of materialist feminism. She works as an oyster-shucker and a research assistant in antique literatures.

 


Erin Morrill is the editor of Trafficker Press. She lives in New York.

Start: April 26, 2013 7:00 PM
End: April 26, 2013 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 6464570859
Address:
Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St., New York, NY, 10002, United States

Reception with Alesia Exum

Join photographer Alesia Exum for an informal reception from 2 to 7 PM on Friday, April 26th.

Exum‘s exhibition Seconds runs from April 4-April 28.

Alesia Exum is a New York based artist. Her working method is interdisciplinary and recent projects take the form of photographic, text, lighting installations, super 8 film, sound sculptures, curating and collaborating. She is creative director and co-founder of Strange Loop Gallery, New York City.
Her photographs have been published in numerous magazines, including The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, US News & World Report, New York, Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Exit, PDN. She has received commissions for projects with Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum, Adidas, Kodak, Nike, MTV, Sony, Columbia, Atlantic Records, Warner Brothers, Knopf, Random House, Penguin.

Select group exhibitions: Jack Tilton Gallery, New York; Wessel O’Connor Gallery, New York; Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York; Aperture Gallery, New York; New York Art Directors Club

 

After the reception, please stay for Queer Division IV, featuring readings by Paul Foster Johnson, Jackqueline Frost, and Erin Morrill.

Start: April 26, 2013 2:00 PM
End: April 26, 2013 7:00 PM
Venue: Strange Loop Gallery/Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 6464570859
Address:
27 Orchard St., NY, NY, 10002, United States

April 24, 2013

Queer Lives in Print: A Call to Authorship

Author and educator Hal W. Lanse, PhD (The Rainbow Curriculum) continues his popular series of writing workshops. Whether you want to publish professionally or just write and share your work with a small community of friends, this group is for you. Dr. Hal will provide writing prompts that will jolt your imagination and inspire written pieces about your rich set of personal experiences. For those of you who are interested, Dr. Hal is looking for new and undiscovered authors for his imprint Queer Street Books, Inc. But you need not have professional aspirations to join the group.

Bring a writing instrument (pen and notebook, laptop, whatever).

Suggested donation: $10 – but come even if you can’t pay. There will be a discrete box at the front of the shop for those who can afford to donate. Proceeds are divided between the teacher and BGSQD.

Future writing workshops: Wednesdays, May 15, May 29

Start: April 24, 2013 7:00 PM
End: April 24, 2013 8:30 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 6464570859
Address:
Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St., New York, NY, 10002, United States

April 23, 2013

NYC Comics Underground

Uranus Comics teams up with WW3 Illustrated Magazine to present a comics reading with presentations by 6 New York Underground cartoonists reading all new work:

Ethan Heitnerhttp://freedomfunnies.wordpress.com/
Katie Fricashttp://cartoonfricassee.com/
Jennifer Camperhttp://www.jennifercamper.com/
Sabin Calberthttp://www.symptomcomics.com/
Mike Dianahttp://www.mikedianacomix.com/mikediana/mikediana.html
Carlo Quispewww.vranvs.blogspot.com

Start: April 23, 2013 7:00 PM
End: April 23, 2013 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 6464570859
Address:
Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St., New York, NY, 10002, United States