curated by Ivan Monforte
Dates: February 5 through May 7, 2014
Gallery: Main Gallery

This exhibition contains explicit material that is not suitable for young children or sensitive viewers.

Gay organized by the artist Ivan Monforte, responds to the 10 year anniversary of the critically acclaimed exhibition "DL: The Down Low in Contemporary Art," organized by curator Edwin Ramoran at Longwood Art Projects in 2003. The exhibition “Gay,” examines cultural production by self-identified gay male artists of color through painting, photography, video, drawing, and language. All of these artists embrace, interrogate, and re-examine what it means to negotiate identity in both life and in art. The exhibition will include artist commissions, community events, and several special receptions. A catalog of the exhibition will published featuring an interview with Edwin Ramoran, and contributions by Thomas Lax, Adrian Saldaña, and Ivan Monforte.

Theater Collaboration with including the works of: Imani Henry, Charlie Vásquez, Simply Rob

Artists include: David Antonio Cruz, Jose Joaquin Figueroa, Cacy Forgenie, Lawrence Graham-Brown, Imani Henry, Steve Locke, Rafael Melendez, Lucas Michael, Troy Mitchie, Netza Moreno, Twiggy Pucci Garçon, Carlo Quispe, Carlos Sandoval De Leon, Jacolby Satterwhite, Hector Silva, Nodeth Vang, Rob Vassilarakis, Charlie Vázquez, Antonio Vicenty and Dorian Wood.

About the Curator: Ivan Monforte was born in 1973 in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. He is the recipient of a UCLA Arts Council Award, a fellowship to attend the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, a Lambent Fellowship in the Arts from the Tides Foundation and an Art Matters Foundation grant for research in Samoa. He curated the exhibition I Never Meant to Hurt You at Buzzer Thirty in 2006. Monforte currently resides and works in Harlem where he maintains a studio practice and provides HIV prevention education to gay, bisexual and transgender homeless and runaway adolescents


Wed. February 5, Opening Reception and Bronx Culture Trolley, 5-9pm
Tues. February 11, 6:30pm to 9:30pm At the Art 21 Screening: Jacolby Satterwhite & more, Longwood Art Gallery
Wed. March 5, Bronx Culture Trolley, Wednesday, 5-9pm
Sat. March 8, Gay Today, a panel discussion & performances, Longwood Art Gallery, 5-9pm
Wed. April 2, Bronx Culture Trolley, 5-9pm
Sat. April 26, Performances @ Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance, Westchester Square, 6-8pm
Sat. May 3, Panel Discussion/Kiki Ball, Longwood Art Gallery, 5-9pm
Sat. May 7, Closing Reception & Bronx Culture Trolley at Longwood Art Gallery, 5-9pm

For more information, please visit BCA's website:

Longwood@Hostos Art Gallery
450 Grand Concourse at 149 St. The Bronx

Gallery hours: 10am-6pm, Mon-Sat
Info: 718.518.4455


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