Paintings by Joe Radoccia June 1 to July 12, 2019
OPENING RECEPTION – SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019 From 6-8pm
Hudson Valley artist, Joe Radoccia’s painted portraits pay homage to LGBTQ elders. Presented as part of ArtRage Gallery’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of Stonewall.
The oversized portraits in this exhibition represent our hard won freedom to be present, to be as out and visible and large as we want to be. The scale acknowledges the magnitude of the About-Face in attitudes and acceptance that has unfolded in the 50 years since Stonewall. They claim space in an open environment that did not exist when we were born, that did not exist for most of our lives, and that many of us thought we would never live to experience.
But these paintings are also personal, About Faces, our faces, and our individuality. As elders our faces become maps of our experiences, of what we have endured. The vulnerability of a work on paper, the intricacy of the mark making, and the way these come together form portraits that mirror the delicate complexity of the negotiated paths that made us who we are today.
This exhibit is intended as an invitation to enter an intimate conversation with LGBTQ elders, with a few younger voices. And to pause, for a visual musing on the passing of time and our unfolding changes.
This exhibition is in collaboration with CNY Pride & SAGE Upstate, Inc. and funded, in part by Bousquet Holstein, PLLC and the Puffin Foundation.
From Selma to Stonewall: Are We There Yet? – Film Screening
June 5, 2019 – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Civil Rights and LGBTQ equality movements; are the two similar, or are they fundamentally different? Do they have the same goals? Why are they often in conflict with one another?
From Selma to Stonewall, explores these questions through the journey of two unlikely friends; Gil Caldwell, an 80 year-old, black, heterosexual, retired preacher and civil rights leader and Marilyn Bennet, a 52 year-old, white, lesbian activist and author.
The film is a powerful documentary that begins by looking at the Civil Rights Movement in Selma and the LGBT Rights Movement that was galvanized at the Stonewall riots, then delves into some of today’s most explosive and discussed subjects: racial injustice, police brutality, transgender discrimination, LGBTQ homelessness, and where those issues intersect.
Free and open to the public. Presented as part of ArtRage Gallery’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of Stonewall.
- Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 7pm • From Selma to Stonewall: Are We There Yet? – film screening
- Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 7pm • Family Stories – A discussion with local LGBTQ activists from the last 5 decades
- Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 7pm • Tig – film screening
- Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 7pm • Artist Talk with About Face artist, Joe Raddocia
- Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 7pm • Remembering the Mayor of Christopher Street: Marsha P. Johnson – two film screenings
- Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 7pm • United in Anger: A History of ACT UP – film screening
This exhibition is in collaboration with CNY Pride & SAGE Upstate, Inc.
and funded, in part by Bousquet Holstein, PLLC and the Puffin Foundation.
The Puffin Foundation, Caroline Cargo, Sylvie Destian, Lynn Fallon & Greg Daily, Julie Gozan & Tom Keck, John Haritatos & Mark DeSalvia, Jeffery Herrick, Sr. & Moe Harrington, Jack Mannion & Stephanie Miner, Deirdre Neilen, Diane Ogno, Rick Olanoff & Susan Wadley, Minne-Bruce Pratt, Deborah Rose, Mara Sapon-Shevin & Karen Sayers, and Susie Weiss
2018-19 Season Sponsors:
Annemarie Deegan, Kathy Flack, Bob Gates & Deborah Welsh, GEGENSATZ PRESS, Ruth Heller/1199SEIU, Joyce Homan, Mary Kuhn & Dave Thomas, Kim & Steve Linkinhoker, Anthony Malavenda & Martine Burat, Sidney Manes, Jeremy McKay, Pam McLaughlin, Lauren & Walter Melnikow, Fred & Diane Murphy, Shirley & Larry Novak, George Savage, Laurie Gilmore Selleck, Vince Sgambati, Jeff Unaitis, and Amy Zamkoff
Bousquet Holstein, PLLC, Anonymous, Donald Blair & Nancy Dock, Caroline Cargo,
Edgewood Gallery, Therese A. Deegan, Ann Jamison, Rick Olanoff & Susan Wadley,
Robert Sarason & Jane Burkhead, and Sandra Hurd & Joel Potash
Sustaining Sponsors: Walter Putter & Marilyn Smith
ArtRage – the Norton Putter Gallery
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