SE ARTS - The Scene: (Houston 1969-1981) Nick Vaughan & Jake Margolin


Hosted by: Visual Arts
When: Oct. 10, 2017 at 8:00 AM
Location: Felkix Morales Building Wedge Space
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Please join us for The Scene: (Houston 1969-1981) | Nick Vaughan & Jake Margolin Exhibition. About the Exhibition: The Scene: (Houston 1969-1981) is an exhibition of new work by Houston based collaborative Nick Vaughan & Jake Margolin. Using source imagery and archived ephemera found in collaboration with Houston archivists, photographers, and community members, the artists have created hand-cut maps, drawings, and installation works which capture Houston’s diverse and thriving drag scene in the years between the Stonewall Riots and the onset of the AIDS crisis. The exhibition reflects on Houston’s historic and underappreciated role as a destination and refuge for LGBTQ citizens in the Gulf Coast region. The Scene is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, and is made possible with support from the Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn. The Scene is presented courtesy of Devin Borden Gallery. About the Artists: Nick Vaughan & Jake Margolin are married interdisciplinary artists who use contemporary art to reveal connections between America’s LGBTQ histories and contemporary queer experiences. They are recipients of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, a Tulsa Artist Fellowship, and grants from the MAPFund, the IdeaFund, and the Houston Arts Alliance. The artists’ primary body of work, “50 States,” is an ongoing series of installations made in response to little known queer histories from each state. For more information on this project and others visit: nickandjakestudio.com Admission is free and open to the public.


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