Guest curator Alan Barrows puts it this way: “It is impossible not to be aware of homelessness and the impact of losing one’s home, whether it’s due to natural disaster, economic change, or discrimination. Especially in our LGBT community, at-risk seniors, youth, and trans people are disproportionately affected by the crisis of homelessness.”
He continues: “This exhibition will feature well-known artists as well as artists for whom this is their first exhibition. My aim is to show how fragile it is to keep a safe place to live and also to highlight the Center’s commitment to providing emergency and permanent housing for those who need it most.”
Works by the acclaimed queer artist and activist David Wojnarowicz and the trailblazing transgender artist Greer Lankton will be exhibited along with works by 15 other artists. A free opening night reception will be held on Thursday, March 21, from 7–9 p.m. in the galleries and in The Village courtyard. Trans Chorus of Los Angeles will perform songs following a presentation ceremony by Los Angeles Councilman Mitch O’Farrell.
Participating artists include Jane Bauman, Michael Becker, Zackary Drucker, Robbie Gordon, Greer Lankton, Andrew Overtoom, Skip Snow, David Wojnarowicz, Eli Yomtov, and Rhonda Zwillinger.