GATHERING OF QUEER NATIONS
Founded by Brad Charles, GQN is an annual event featuring various Queer, Indigenous artists from across the Southwest region. As an alternate to the Gathering of Nations, this inclusive event is a collaborative collection of creative experiences and diverse storytelling. With intent to incite positive change, each gathering acts as a form of creative rebellion informed by politics and aesthetic.
GQN IV | BELIEF
April 26 - May 24, 2019
For some time now I have been pondering the role and significance of belief, perspective, and history. At what point do these three facets of thought cross to create an experience, a moment in space and time? Conversations leading up to this exhibition focused on the belief in one's self, community, and destiny. In support of one another, let us acknowledge and celebrate the magic found within our shared consciousness; and in truth, our shared reality. Thus, BELIEF is a collective approach to positive change and expansive imagination that propels our narrative of love and art.
GQN III | The Art of Being
April 27 - May 25, 2018
As an exhibition, The Art of Being was an opportunity to introduce and expand visual representations of Queer, Indigenous culture and underrepresented communities within Southwest contemporary art. In addition, it remains the projection, reflection, and activation of individual and communal identity grounded in creative expression and artistic existence. Limited only by one's imagination, the selected works occupy and activate space while advocating for personal forms of resiliency, diversity, and being.