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

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, Im queer, so what? Whats it to you? But it also implies a continuation: and what else? OK, so youre queer, but what else are you? Texan, Chicano/a, African-American, etc. On Friday, October 5 from 6-9 p.m., the gallery will hold an opening reception for the exhibition, which features pieces from 26 Texas artists. The next day, curator Hammond will hold a panel discussion with four of the artists in English Lecture Hall 001 at 10:00 a.m. Harmony Hammond is a significant lesbian artist whose recent solo exhibition, Passages, attracted critical acclaim. She is also the author of the Lambda Literary Awardwinning book Lesbian Art In America: A Contemporary History, which was the first history of lesbian art in the United States.
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