WERQ: We’ve Been Doing This Our Whole Lives
June 8 - 30, 2019 in Brooklyn, New York
Opening Reception: 4-7pm on Saturday, June 8
The group exhibition WERQ examines the larger theme of queer work and labor. It is intended to celebrate bodies that labor — that do the work society can take for granted or simply chooses to ignore — in order to queer office spaces.
With WERQ, NOGO Arts queers a common workspace while recognizing the momentous 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. While Stonewall is a historical marker, it was not the first time queer people rose up to do the work of social justice, hence: We’ve Been Doing This Our Whole Lives.
This interdisciplinary show includes artists whose work explores equal pay, equity and inclusivity, LGBTQ protection in the work place, queer labor, in/visibility of work, play as work, work as subject, the labor of art making, and capitalism.
Exhibiting artists: Paul Anagnostopoulos; Damon Arhos; Reid Arowood; Logan Benedict; Leopoldo Bloom; Ilaria Bochicchio; Kevin Quiles Bonilla; Tamara Chapman; Joi Col;, Harrison Curley; Lou Eberhard; Michael Ensminger; Maxwell Fertik; Jordany Genao; Mrinal Joshi; Brian Kenny; Camilla Marshall; Xavier McFarlin; monika monika; Chi Nguyễn; Dominyka Obelente; Rachel O’Donnell; Obi-Ora; Kasia Ozga; Jaz Papadopoulos; Natalie Raskin; Dana Robinson; Anya Rosen; Jess Saldaña; Alex Salerno and Francisco Eraso, Jr.; Samuel Schwindt; Rose Siersdale; Billy Sims; Joey Steigelman; Alexis Steveneson; JC Villalon; and Aaron Wilder.