Talks related to the Wrightwood 659 exhibit "About Face: Stonewall, Revolt and New Queer Art" will take place May 22-25 at the gallery, 659 W. Wrightwood Ave.
The exhibit itself will run May 22-July 20.
The special events are as follows:
"About Face" symposium on Wed., May 22, at 4:30 p.m.: Exhibit curator Jonathan David Katz will moderate this symposium, which will explore the broad outlines of queerness in visual art not as a noun, but as a verb. Among the artists featured are: Maria Elena Gonzalez, Harmony Hammond, Carl Pope, Leonard Suryajaya, Keijaun Thomas, Del LaGrace Volcano and Sophia Wallace.
Keijuan Thomas, "My Last American Dollar" on Friday, May 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m.: In this multimedia solo work, Thomas will interrogate and embody resistance, asking: "How do we resist temptation, how do we slow down, how do we play, how do we survive?"
"Love, Lust & Legacy: 40 Years of Queer Service to the Cause with Del LaGrace Volcano" on Saturday, May 25, at 4 p.m.: Volcano will discuss their workimages that are not only documents of a "queer time and place" but also testaments to love, lust and burning desire.
See Wrightwood659.org .