An annual tradition at Five Pins Project. Let's kick off Gay Pride Month with a group show of local queer artists.
Participating artists: Matthew Pawlowski, Zoe Ani, Suzanne Pugh, Cynthia Rohrer, Bobby Cortez, Julz Hale Mary, Craig Calderwood, and Adee Roberson.
Image: thumbnail of Hibernaculum by Craig Calderwood. Paper, pen, beeswax, thread.
Come see new work by Sahar Khoury and Emil Heiple.
Emil Heiple's new comic novella, Powder Puff: The Making of a Man, critiques and reveries childhooddaydreams about football, feminism, junior high school, and assimilation.
"While emblazoning myself an Outcast, I hid away my inner quarterback that once thrived on the Powder Puff team. And in a time when the demand to explore connections between how we raise boys to how we glorify sports stars to the systematic abuse men project onto themselves and those around them is finally emerging, this pile of bones in my queer closet that is my past obsession with football and the urge to crush all weakness around me must be excavated."
All of the artists participating in this show worked, at some point, at Sacred Rose Tattoo. Sacred Rose is a tattoo shop with two locations, one in Berkeley and one in Albany.
It was originally located at 491A Guerrero, where five pins project is now.