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Parsons MFA Fine Arts Alum, Jade Yumang, featured in group show at Fierman and 2nd Kamias Triennial

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Jade Yumang (MFA Fine Arts ’12) will be featured in a group show at Fierman called If You Were in My Body organized by Deric Carner.

Yumang’s collaboration with Parsons Fine Arts Alumna and Faculty, Sara Jimenez, Tatlo, will also be showing work for the first time in Quezon City, Philippines for the 2nd Kamias Triennial curated and organized by Allison Collins and Patrick Cruz. The work will be on view from June 17th – June 23rd at 124 K-8th Street East Kamias, Quezon City, Philippines.

Congratulations, Jade, on these exciting opportunities!


If You Were in My Body

Fierman

Organized by Deric Carner

127 Henry Street

New York, NY 10002

Opening: Thursday June 22nd, 6pm – 8pm

Performance and screening: Thursday, July 13th, 6:30pm

June 22 – July 30, 2017

JUAN BETANCURTH, CHIVAS CLEM, JOSH FAUGHT, JON KEY, ZANELE MUHOLI, JADE YUMANG

FIERMAN presents a group show looking at gay and queer culture through the lens of history, portraiture and confrontation. The six artists use photography, video, performance and fiber arts to address the body and explore a complex relationship between image, engagement and trace. The works on view propose a contemporary queer ethos that is intimate, impactful and grounded by multiple points of identity.
The exhibition is titled after Josh Faught’s hand-woven tapestry If You Were in my Body, We Would be Home by Now. Faught’s piece contrasts moire abstraction with historic gay references and a hand lettered invitation found in the SF LGBT archive.Colombian artist Juan Betancurth’s video uses a performance text from the late artist and gallerist Hudson (Sex Pot, presented at Against Nature, LACE 1989) to reflect on the current political climate. A live version performed by gay latino immigrants will happen in the gallery on July 13th at 6:30 PM.

Chivas Clem presents a series of photographs of Texas hustlers and day workers reflected in gilded mirrors. Clem’s lens objectifies and fragments the image of white masculinity. The roughness and availability of his subjects contrasts with the gilt and gloss that separates them from the artist and the audience.

In his portrait Queer (Violet) from the series Tension & Fragmentation, Jon Key plays with multiple layers of identity including queerness, blackness, and kinship.

Jade Yumang’s fabric sculptures are made of reprints of 1960’s and 1970’s gay erotic magazines paired with contemporaneous vintage sports fabrics. Each sculpture represents a page from My-O-My magazine which was part of a legal scandal in 1972 in New Jersey (State vs. Shapiro) where police officers, without warrant, entered a bookstore owned by Edward Shapiro and Milton Nerenberg and seized various curiosa that were deemed obscene.

Portraits of African lesbians from Zanele Muholi’s renowned series Faces and Phases confronts us with fierce images of gay and transgender individuals. Muholi asks in a statement for the series: “Is there a lesbian aesthetic or do we express our gendered, racialized and classed selves in rich and diverse ways?”

For more information please email david@fierman.nyc or call 917 593 4086.

Page 16, Scanned gay erotic page printed with archival ink on cotton, polyurethane foam, striped rib knit (for bomber jackets), vinyl, and snap buttons, 25” x 15” x 6”, 2016)

 

 

 

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