Opening Reception June 30, 2011: 7 p.m.
Exhibition runs from June 27 – July 8, 2011
During Toronto Pride (a multi-million dollar tourist draw and celebration of queer culture held from June 24 to July 3, 2011), there is a lack of representation for the queer arts as part of the festival’s main agenda. That’s why Toronto artist James Fowler gathered 10 notable photographers from the city’s LGBT community and tasked them each with capturing 10 of their favourite queers in the arts. The result: an exhibit of 100 portraits that reflect a part – and capture a moment – of Canada’s thriving and diverse arts scene.
Participating photographers include: Tania Anderson, Joey Bruni, Paul Beun, John Caffery, InkedKenny, Patrick Lightheart, David Pike, G Elliott Simpson, Tanja-Tiziana, and Rannie Turingan
Accompanying the exhibition, The White House Studio Project presents a book launch with all 100 photographs featuring portraits of Grant Heaps, Gavin Hope, Bruce LaBruce, Evalyn Parry, Tommy Smythe, Gavin Bradley, Kelly McCray, AA Bronson, Gentleman Reg, Scott McEwan, Alain Ghautier Trixie Beever, Nina Arseneault, Charles Pachter, Will Munro and many more. A portion of the book sale proceeds will go toward establishing a grant for a young LGBT person or group to fund a visual arts project.
Opening reception and book launch at The White House Studio Project
Thursday, June 30 at 7 p.m.
Also, there is a great article about the show in this month’s Fab Magazine.
You can download the issue at this link.