Defiance and Attitude: An Exhibition of Queer Art Made in Texas


By Peter Schaus

From October 5th until November 17th, Landmark Arts and the School of Art in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Texas Tech University will present Y Que? 'Queer Art Made in Texas, curated by prolific artist Harmony Hammond, in the Landmark Gallery of the Art Building.

According to Hammond, the show 'expresses defiance and attitude. Y Que? has a double meaning. One the one hand it implies, 'Yeah, I'm queer, so what? What's it to you?' But it also implies a continuation: ''and what else? OK, so you're queer, but what else are you?' Texan, Chicano/a, African-American, etc.'