Friday night I was honored to be able to attend the opening of the “Passion” Lesbian group art show, which was part of the Fresh Fruit Festival at the Leslie/Lohman Gallery at 26 Wooster St., NYC. It runs through July 25, Tue-Sat, 12 Noon – 6:00 PM and if you are in or around the NYC area, please do stop by. I spent some time that night talking with people about Rica’s art and taking pictures of them interacting with it. I invited them to visit this blog and see those pictures and copy them for themselves. Hopefully, we will be able to print them off and post them around the art itself in the gallery. Thanks to everyone who let me take a picture of them!
Rica’s art is about fluidity of identity, of gender and race. It’s about how people treat us certain ways because of what is on our outside and sometimes we can only show a little about who truly are inside. She invites everyone to be someone new, something new, with her energetic and cheerful interactive art. Her exhibit consists of three pieces – two that hang and are double sided, and one stationary on the wall. The hanging pieces depict a black woman/white man, an asian intersexed person/white intersexed person and the wall piece is a black intersexed person. The two hanging pieces were carried in this year’s Heritage Pride parade. The pieces are all for sale.
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