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, 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.