Pride = Power
The Fine Art Galleries at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center present Pride = Power, recent works by Philadelphia artist Gabriel Martinez. The exhibition will be on display from November 2-December 30, 2019 with a brunch and artist reception on November 2nd from 10 a.m. to noon. The brunch reception is no cost to attend!
Martinez' works recreate activist posters, slogans, and symbols onto sanded denim. This exhibit, Pride = Power, honors the activist legacy of the queer movement throughout recent history and, at this time of liminality where many rights have been secured but some are under threat by the current Federal administration, this exhibit is an important reminder that the LGBT community has always fought to secure and preserve the rights they have.
Martinez was a Pew Fellowship in the Arts recipient in 2001 and was a Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship recipient in 2003. He has received two Individual Artists Grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. His works have been exhibited at the Leslie-Lohman Museum for Gay and Lesbian Art, The Print Center in Philadelphia, University of the Arts in Philadelphia, The Allcott Gallery at the University of North Carolina, and the Rosenbach Museum and Library, among many other galleries and museums. He received his M.F.A. from Tyler School of Art, his B.F.A. at University of Florida - Gainesville, and completed post-graduate training at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine.
Art gallery sales support the artist and free arts and culture programs throughout the year at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.
This Noveber 2 brunch reception is a sober social event. No alcohol will be served.