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Image credit:
Wallpaper designed by Liz Collins, produced by 4Spaces
Portraits by:
top row: Shelley Marlow, Cassils, Lani Asuncion
middle row: Dietmar Busse, Martine Gutierrez, Zanele Muholi
Bottom row: Nao Bustamante, Hannah Barrett, Paula Allen

We did it!!! Thank You for Supporting Our Kickstarter Campaign for the Liz Collins Exhibition Cast of Characters

 

Thank you to all who donated to our Kickstarter campaign for Cast of Characters!!! We exceeded our goal by over $200!!! We hope to see you at the Donors Preview and Reception on Thursday, June 14th, or at the Public Reception on Friday, June 15th!

The Bureau of General Services—Queer Division and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center are proud to present Cast of Characters, a dramatic transformation of the Bureau by artist Liz Collins featuring a salon-style exhibition of portraits by 95 LGBTQ artists. Cast of Characters will be the Bureau’s most ambitious exhibition to date. We are thrilled to partner with Liz Collins on this exciting exhibition, but we need your help to help us fully realize her vision.

 

Cast of Characters will run from June 14 – September 16, 2018 at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division. The Donors reception (see Kickstarter campaign) will take place on Thursday, June 14, 2018, 6-9 PM, followed by the public opening reception on Friday, June 15, 2018, 6-9 PM.

Click here to download the press release for Cast of Characters.

 

Please support our Kickstarter campaign by May 31st, in order to enable us to make this dream a reality. Check out the excellent rewards available to donors to the campaign by clicking here.

Exhibiting artists:

  • Paula Allen
  • Lani Asuncion
  • Aziz + Cucher
  • Shimon Attie
  • Hannah Barrett
  • Nayland Blake
  • Marissa Bluestone
  • Chris Bogia
  • Justin Vivian Bond
  • Deborah Bright
  • Nancy Brooks Brody
  • Dietmar Busse
  • Nao Bustamante
  • Jai Carrillo
  • Anna Campbell
  • Cassils
  • Geoffrey Chadsey
  • Caroline Wells Chandler
  • Kyle Coniglio
  • Marco DaSilva
  • Niko Darling
  • Leah DeVun
  • Katrina del Mar
  • KD Diamond
  • Vincent Dilio
  • Angela Dufresne
  • Nicole Eisenman
  • Scott Ewalt
  • Alesia Exum
  • Avram Finkelstein
  • C. Finley
  • Daphne Fitzpatrick
  • Lola Flash
  • Chitra Ganesh
  • Andrea Geyer
  • Gary Graham
  • Stephanie Gudra
  • Martine Gutierrez
  • Barbara Hammer
  • Michelle Handelman
  • Jesse Harrod
  • Clarity Haynes
  • Karen Heagle
  • Mars Hobrecker
  • Elizabeth Insogna
  • Rindon Johnson
  • John Kelly
  • Amanda Kirkhuff
  • Carmen La Sirena
  • Kia LaBeija
  • Doron Langberg
  • Rebecca Levi
  • Myles Loftin
  • Shelley Marlow
  • Rodolfo Marron III
  • Aaron McIntosh
  • Eric McNatt
  • India Salvor Menuez
  • Lucas Michael
  • Troy Michie
  • Midori
  • Rodrigo Moreira
  • Carlos Motta
  • Zanele Muholi
  • Em North
  • Samantha Nye
  • Sig Olson
  • Alice O’Malley
  • Allison Michael Orenstein
  • Maia Cruz Palileo
  • Anna Parisi
  • Vick Quezada
  • LJ Roberts
  • Jason Rodgers
  • Gabriel García Román
  • JD Samson
  • Paul Mpagi Sepuya
  • M. Sharkey
  • Lauryn Siegel & Virgil B/G Taylor
  • Charan Singh
  • SKOTE (Alex P White & Jill Pangallo)
  • Buzz Slutzky
  • Tuesday Smillie
  • Allison Smith
  • Pamela Sneed
  • Alexander Stadler
  • A.K. Summers
  • Aarav Sundaresh
  • Corinne Teed
  • Gail Thacker
  • Mickalene Thomas
  • Vincent Tiley
  • Boris Torres
  • Nicola Tyson
  • Conrad Ventur
  • Mickey Vered
  • Courtney Webster & Meg Turner
  • Ketch Wehr
  • Matthew Weinstein

 

Donated funds will go towards the production, transportation, installation and deinstallation of the exhibition: carpet, wallpaper, and 95 artworks.

Design for Acid Rain Floral wallpaper, which Collins is producing for the project. The design is a response to climate change and integrates graphic elements from a table showing the increase in the earth's temperature over the past century.

Design for Acid Rain Floral wallpaper, which Collins is producing for the project. The design is a response to climate change and integrates graphic elements from a table showing the increase in the earth’s temperature over the past century.

 

Layout of carpet in BGSQD space. This carpet is a reconfiguration of the custom carpet Collins created for her "Energy Field" installation at the Tang Museum (2015-2017) and is based on one of her drawings.

Layout of carpet in BGSQD space. This carpet is a reconfiguration of the custom carpet Collins created for her “Energy Field” installation at the Tang Museum (2015-2017) and is based on one of her drawings.

 

Inspired by lavishly decorated and richly ornamented nineteenth-century libraries and salons, this immersive installation brings vibrant colors, dynamic geometric patterns, and lush textures to the Bureau’s utilitarian aesthetic of plywood and cardboard. The exhibition will transform the Bureau into a warm, bright lounge, inspiring contemplation and conversation, beckoning visitors to linger, look, and read.

Liz Collins, the Bureau, and The Center have been working on this project for several months, and we appreciate your contributions to get us to the finish line. Thank you for your support! Please spread the word about this important campaign!

Kickstarter campaign ended–successfully!!!–on May 31st.

 

Image credit: Wallpaper designed by Liz Collins, produced by 4Spaces Portraits by: top row: Shelley Marlow, Cassils, Lani Asuncion middle row: Dietmar Busse, Martine Gutierrez, Zanele Muholi Bottom row: Nao Bustamante, Hannah Barrett, Paula Allen

Image credit:
Wallpaper designed by Liz Collins, produced by 4Spaces
Portraits by:
top row: Shelley Marlow, Cassils, Lani Asuncion
middle row: Dietmar Busse, Martine Gutierrez, Zanele Muholi
Bottom row: Nao Bustamante, Hannah Barrett, Paula Allen

 

 

 

 

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