Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation presents Pink &
Bent, an exhibition of international artwork by queer
women. The goal of this art show is to present audiences with
an artistic experience that depicts the many threads that
sew us together as a community. It is extremely important
to note that the term "community" references a group
of individuals who share many common characteristics, but
come from different backgrounds and are each beautiful and
powerful in their own unique way.
Pink & Bent hopes to enlighten audiences about
the different aspects of being a queer woman within the context
of artistic expression and freedom. We look to art with the
goal of defining terms such as "queer" through the
mediums of photography, painting, and sculpture to describe
visually what is too complicated to define through the confines
and perimeters of language.
Pink & Bent explores topics of masculine/feminine,
gender roles, self-identity, and self-representation by depicting
ourselves, friends, and lovers. We seek to celebrate the diversity
and visibility of queer women artists.
The Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation,
established in 1990, is a nonprofit organization dedicated
to furthering the awareness and appreciation of GLBTQ art
that may not be exhibited due to prejudice and ignorance.
Since its inception the Foundation’s gallery has presented
over 200 exhibitions including hundreds of gay and lesbian
artists whose work represents the fundamental view that “gay
art” does exist and that the “gay/lesbian”
artist has contributed immeasurably to our visual culture
from prehistoric to ancient Greece to the contemporary era.
The Foundation has a considerable permanent
collection of art, including, Andy Warhol, Duncan Grant, Delmas
Howe, Jean Cocteau, Deni Ponty, Sonia Melara, Cassandra, Marsden
Hartley, Horst, Bastille, Blade, Tom of Finland, Michael Kirwan,
and many more.