Photo by Paul Cava

Civil Disobedience:
Celebrating Queer Narratives

On View: June 7th - 16th
Reception: Friday, June 7th, 6- 8 pm
Gallery 1, downstairs @ DVAA

Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, this summer Lightbox Film Center will feature a series of films that come out of this pivotal moment in the struggle for LGBTQ civil rights. Just as American history has been broadly shaped by the politics of dissent, affecting everything from our labor laws to foreign policy, protest has continued to shape LGBTQ acceptance and liberation. Along with resistance and protest, the LGBTQ rights movement is also characterized by pride: enduring celebration of identity and love that empowers marginalized and antagonized communities to create change.

In partnership with Lightbox Film Center, Da Vinci Art Alliance will curate the related exhibition, Civil Disobedience: Celebrating Queer Narratives. This group exhibition and call for artwork celebrates the history of queer resilience and protest, art that celebrates a community that is unafraid to speak its mind.

“[History] is made and preserved by and for particular classes of people, [but] a camera in some hands can preserve an alternate history.” - David Wojnarowicz.

Juried by Warren Muller:
Warren Muller is sculptor and co-founder of design studio and gallery, Bahdeebahdu. Best known for creating light sculptures from reclaimed objects, Muller imbues his assemblages with a uniquely playful spirit. His work draws on myths, fairy tales, and personal idiosyncrasies into his lit sculptures.

Featuring work by:
Tristan Kravitz, Irwin Freeman, Pedro Zagitt, Jordi Sabate, Andrew Sedgwick Guth, Julien Tomasello, Robert Reinhardt, Erik Adriel Peterson, Maryanne Buschini, Aaron Kalinay, Selene Nunez-Cruz, Janus Ourma, Ellen Rosenberg, Alexander Mansour, Julia Hodgson, Eddy J Rhenals-Narvaez