Clifford Chance Arcus Americas is pleased to present E L A S T I C P R A C T I C E, its ninth annual art exhibition celebrating Gay Pride Month.
E L A S T I C P R A C T I C E explores the expansive and fluid practices of LGBTQ artists who work across numerous disciplines and media. Whether working individually or collaboratively, these artists express their ideas through varied disciplines and modes of distribution. They freely engage poetry, dance, film, performance, theater, cabaret, design, film, and popular culture within their work. The juxtaposition of artists and artworks reveals shared interests and themes related to identity: the self-taught, the self-identified, the quantified self, and the multiplicity of selves within a community.
The exhibit features paintings, sculptures, works on paper, photographs, and prints by intergenerational emerging and established contemporary artists recognized for their work inside and outside the mainstream art world: Justin Vivian Bond in collaboration with Voutsa (George Venson), Tony Cox, Jerry the Marble Faun (Jerry Torre), Eve Fowler, Kia Labeija (Kia Michelle Benbow), Sophia Le Fraga, Larry Lewis, Mary Manning, Lucas Michael, David Mramor, My Barbarian (Malik Gaines, Jade Gordon, Alexandro Segade), Matt Savitsky, Tabboo! (Stephen Tashjian), Nicola Tyson, and Andy Warhol. Also included are a selection of letterpress prints from a portfolio published by Otherwild and Bullhorn Press including works by Math Bass, Akina Cox, Ania Diakoff, Anna Sew Hoy, Dylan Mira, Erika Vogt, Lauren David Fisher, Molly Larkey, Lauren Mackler, Taisha Paggett, and Zackary Drucker.
The opening reception will feature interactive performances, video screenings, and pop-ups by two arts organizations with direct associations with artists featured in the exhibit: Visual AIDS, a nonprofit that uses art to fight AIDS, and Otherwild, a design studio, community center, store, and workshop and event space in Los Angeles.