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Queering the Archives: Saving and Sharing LGBTQ+ Histories
June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
In honor of Stonewall at 50, The Print Center convenes a forum with artists and archivists committed to the preservation and presentation of LGBTQ+ histories. Panelists will share recent work, reflect on the legacies of Stonewall and address pressing issues regarding archives and the queer experience.
John Anderies, Director of the John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives at the William Way LGBT Community Center in Philadelphia, one of the country’s largest LGBT archives. He has also worked as an archivist at the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania, and as Head of Special Collections at Haverford College.
Amy Cousins holds a BFA in Printmaking from the Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA in Printmaking from the Tyler School of Art. Her work has been exhibited nationally at venues including Visual Arts Center at Boise State University; IS Projects, Fort Lauderdale; Moore College of Art and Vox Populi, both Philadelphia; Peephole Cinema, San Francisco; and Washington Printmaker’s Gallery, Silver Springs. In 2016, Cousins won the Curator’s Choice Award for Beyond the Norm: An International Juried Print Exhibition, which was organized by Normal Editions Workshop to celebrate their 40th anniversary and hosted by University Galleries at Illinois State, where she exhibited a solo show in 2017.
Michael J. Carroll works on digital projects in the Metadata and Digitization Services department of Temple University Libraries. He is a master’s candidate at the Tyler School of Art in modern and contemporary art history. His research is focused on queer artworks that utilize archival records.
Gabriel Martinez has taught at the University of Pennsylvania for 19 years. His work has been exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia and Philadelphia Museum of Art, and at Exit Art, White Columns and Franklin Furnace, NY. Martinez received a Pew Fellowship in the Arts in 2001 and a Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship in 2003. His exhibition Bayside Revisited was the centerpiece of The Print Center’s Centennial celebration. He currently has two exhibitions on view at William Way LGBT Community Center: Tonight is Forever, through June 28 and Archives: LGBTQ Legacies: Art, Archives, Analysis, through August 30, 2019.
Martinez is a Cuban-American native of Miami, Florida, who works largely with photography, performance and installation. He attended the Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting, received a BFA from the University of Florida and an MFA from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University. Martinez has participated in residencies and artist-in-residence programs including: The Rosenbach Museum and Library, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, both in Philadelphia; Atlantic Center for the Arts, Florida; Arcadia Summer Arts Program, Maine; MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire; and Yaddo, New York. Martinez’s work is represented by Samson Projects, Boston.
Image: Gabriel Martinez, Tonight is Forever, 2019, Installation view, William Way LGBT Community Center. Photo: Eric Sucar, University of Pennsylvania