Home is Where the Heart IsJune 6–July 12, 1997
Home Is Where The Heart Is — Our Family Values
guest curated by Cassandra Langer, Vice President, United For The Freedom To Marry, Inc.
June 6, 1997 – July 12 , 1997
In recent years, there has been much discussion surrounding the American family and the preservation of “traditional family values.” Coinciding with the anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and Pride Week, this exhibition explores the shifting definitions of “family” and the role it plays in the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. Themes explored include Love, Relationships and Marriage; Identity; Legacy and Heritage; Religion; Discrimination and Oppression; and Utopia.
Participating Artists: Elliot Bassman, Joan Bobkoff, Martha Burgess, Cathy Cade, Lenore Chinn, Tee Corinne, Joyce Culver, Joe De Hoyos, Mary DeVincentis, Donald L. Downs, Joy Episalla, Carlo Ferraris, Philip Friedman, Tomas Rodriguez Gaspar, Cheri Gaulke and Sue Maberry, Maria Elena Gonzalez, Barbara Hammer, Harmony Hammond, Peter Harvey, Daniel Heyman, Edith Isaac-Rose, Leigh Kane, Mary Klein, Jenny Laden, LeRoy King of Art, Jackie Lipton, Jim Long, Meredith Lund, Cyndra MacDowall, Marcelo Maia, Max Carlos Martinez, Christina Mazzalupo, Susan McKenna and Elizabeth Hynes, Ann Meredith, Laura Migliorino, Eric Rhein, Matthew Snow, James Michael Steven, Ho Tam, Steed Taylor, Timmy, Arthur Tress, Caroline Vaughan, and Ellen Wertheim.
A panel discussion on “Culture and Community” will be held at the gallery in conjunction with this exhibition on June 11. Moderated by Irene Javors, President, United for the Freedom To Marry, scheduled panelists are Rick Brennan, Riverside Church; Marilyn Cooper, P-Flag Manhattan; James Fielding, Community Board Four; Maria Elena Gonzalez, artist; Bill Harmon, Pride At Work; and Yolanda Matos, Hetrick Martin Institute.