Join us at the Leather Archives & Museum for an artist talk by Chicago based artist James Murray.
Saturday, September 9, 2017, 2pm in the Etienne Auditorium
Murray’s practice focuses primarily on queer culture and history through video, music, performance, computer-based generative animations and drawing. These works explore queer semiotics, specifically the evolution of coded languages for communication through visual, physical, digital, and linguistic strategies; ideologies of emancipation in both danced music and queer BDSM culture; theories of queer space, geography, and time; reinterpretations of seminal queer literature in contemporary language and culture; and work focused around the testing of queer bodies through endurance-based performances for video.
James Murray is a visual artist and music producer with a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston & Tufts University and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work explores the languages, histories, narratives, archetypes and spaces of queer communities both past and present through materials that include sound, drawing, new media, video, performance and books. James has exhibited and screened nationally and internationally. He is included in both the Kinsey Institute and the Joan Flash Artists’ Book Collection and resides in Chicago.
The Leather Archives & Museum Guest Artist Gallery presents this public program as part of MATERIALKINK, on view June 30, 2017 through January 14, 2018.
Suggested donation: $5 (no one turned away for lack of funds)