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Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art presents FOUND: Queer Archaeology; Queer Abstraction - June 10

May 19, 2017 (New York, NY) – The Leslie-LohmanMuseumofGayandLesbianArt is pleased to announce their upcoming exhibition FOUND: Queer Archaeology; Queer Abstraction on view June 10 - September 3, 2017 and curated by Avram Finkelstein, founding member of the Silence=Death and Gran Fury collectives. Coinciding with this exhibition, the Museum will debut the new QueerPower façade commission in early June 2017 designed by the Silence=Death Collective, and will honor this collective at their annual Summer Benefit on June 8 from 6 – 9 pm.

FOUND surveys the work of 27 contemporary artists as well as ephemera from Greer Lankton. The work on view examines queer identity utilizing the tools of abstraction, and the exhibition design and installation take inspiration from the concept of the artist's workshop as a space for excavation and inquiry. The exhibition begins with works depicting the inescapable stand-in for selfhood, the body, as reimagined by a group of artists intent on dismantling it. Here artists including GeoffreyChadsey, TroyMichie, JaiCarillio and RobertLucy survey notions of gender, race and class through depictions of human form.

For more information please contact: Thomas Dewey Davis, thomas@suttonpr.com, +1 212 202 3402