The late J.B. Harter, who was
a curator for a time at the Louisiana State Museum, was also a prolific
painter of portraits and male nudes. This exhibition will examine
queer identity as expressed in Harter’s work, and in works
by 9 contemporary queer artists in Louisiana. The Louisiana artists
are Ralph Bourque, Brad Dupuy, Jenny Kahn, Audra Kohout,
Michael Meads, Keith Perelli, Roberto Rincon, Maxx Sizeler and Tom
In addition, selections from the permanent collection of the Leslie/Lohman
Gay Art Foundation, that also collected Harter’s work, will
include seldom seen “queer art” works by Andy
Warhol, Robert Mapplethorpe, Jack Pierson, Arthur Tress, Bruce of
Los Angeles, Tom of Finland, and New Orleans’ own
Overall, the exhibition will examine how the term “queer,”
once considered derogatory, has been adopted by academia and, more
recently by popular culture, to refer to contemporary gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender
An illustrated catalog will be produced. After the showing at the
CAC, the exhibition will travel to New York City to open the new
galleries of the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation.
Wednesday, August 10. 2005, 7 PM, free admission.
"This Queer Exhibition"
A lecture by David S. Rubin, CAC Curator of Visual Arts on the artworks
in "The Culture of Queer".