Current Exhibition: Jared Buckhiester: Love Me Tender, September 15-November 12, 2017



September 15—November 12, 2017

Opening reception on Friday, September 15, 6-9 PM


Curated by David Getsy

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​Jared Buckhiester, Untold, 15.5 x 21 inches, ink and gouache
on paper with newsprint collage, 2016


The Bureau of General Services—Queer Division is proud to present Jared Buckhiester: Love Me Tender. Spanning the last decade, Love Me Tender surveys Jared Buckhiester’s exploration of conflicted desires and the American archetypes that anchor them. Curated by David Getsy, this exhibition presents a selection inclusive of the artist’s varied and emotionally-invested approach to the medium of drawing. A catalogue including an essay by the curator will accompany the exhibition. Additionally, writer and poet Charity Coleman will present an evening of readings on September 30th, and Jared Buckhiester will present and screen the films of Doug Ischar on October 12th.


Jared Buckhiester is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in New York City. He has a BFA in photo from Pratt and an MFA in Sculpture from Bard College.  Jared makes everything but painting, combining biographical psychosexual material with the ever-present narratives of political violence. Jared has had exhibitions at Envoy Enterprises; Feature Inc.; Gallerie Du Jour, Paris; Thomas Rehbein, Cologne; and at The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in Lille France. Jared has been the recipient of awards from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, The Albert K Murray Foundation, and The Dedalus Foundation for the Arts.


David Getsy is the Goldabelle McComb Finn Distinguished Professor of Art History at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  He writes about queer and transgender strategies in modern and contemporary art and in art history’s methodologies.  He has published seven books, most recently Abstract Bodies: Sixties Sculpture in the Expanded Field of Gender (Yale, 2015) and the anthology of artists’ writings, Queer (MIT, 2016).  His current projects involve archive-based recoveries of queer and genderqueer performance practices from the 1970s.  He is currently completing a book on Scott Burton’s queer postminimalism and performance in the 1970s and, for the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, curating the first retrospective of costume and performance artist Stephen Varble. .