I'm Kenney Mencher. I'm an artist who left a tenured professorship in 2016 to pursue making art full time. This blog is about art, art history, with a emphasis on human rights. I make homoerotic art featuring bears, otters & other gay wildlife.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
On view as part of OUT FOR THE CAMERA: The Self-Portraits of Leonard Fink. Leonard Fink, Self-Portrait, Catwalk, Pier 46, 1979.
Exhibition: March 24-25, 5-8PM; March 26, 6-8PM; March 27, 6-9PM
Enter the exotic, flamboyant, and lavish world of Boy Bordello, House of Erotic Art. View and purchase a bevy of original and affordable artworks for sale, displaying the illusory attraction of men, as seen through the eyes of some of New York City’s most brilliant gay artistic talents on the erotic art scene today.
All artists have generously donated their photographs, drawings, and paintings, on behalf of Charles W. Leslie, with 100% of the proceeds going to The Museum.
Featuring: Mark Doty, T’ai Freedom Ford and Eileen Myles
Poetry makes a space for us to know ourselves and our worlds more deeply, to express with the greatest compression and intensity that which we thought inexpressible. Poets from our LGBTQ community will read from new and older work. more
1928. Germany. 90 min. Directed by William Dieterle, silent with english subtitles
Join us the first of two movie nights celebrating some of the first works in film history depicting LGBTQ characters. Produced by the legendary UFA Studios before the Nazis seized control of Germany, Different from the Others and Sex in Chains were censored and banned at the time of their release. more
This work invites the public into an intimate space that explores what we as queers do to comfort ourselves and others. Branden Wallace shares sculptures that are based in eliciting comfort within craft techniques. Cupid Ojala presents photographs of a fantasy space that facilitate a soothing ritual of private selection.more
Haptic Tactics is an exhibition co-curated by Noam Parness, Risa Puleo, and Daniel Sander that seeks to develop new ways of thinking about and engaging with contemporary work made by queer artists. more
OUT FOR THE CAMERA: The Self-Portraits of Leonard Fink
Exhibition: January 24 – August 5, 2018
OUT FOR THE CAMERA: The Self-Portraits of Leonard Fink, curated by Jonathan Weinberg, focuses on photographs by Leonard Fink, a queer photographer, whose work was almost entirely unknown during his lifetime and is still little known today. more
Living Room Gallery
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
TOMMY KHA: Today Was A Good Day
Through March 25
Stations of the Cross is a citywide public art project that invites people of all faiths to consider injustice and pain across the human experience. The exhibition presents a pilgrimage comprised of 14 “art stations” located across Manhattan
Station 11 (The Crucifixion), Today Was A Good Day chronicles the narratives of Southerners who died during the AIDS Crisis of the1980s and early 1990s. The installation is experienced through two overlapping slide shows depicting family photograph , portraits, still lifes, and images taken from the contemporary Southern landscapes. more
A the site-specific installation by the Silence=Death Collective, adapting the iconic poster used by Act Up during the AIDS Pandemic in 1980s calling attention to the lack of action by the United States government. more
A Letter to Harvey Milk, is a musical with a soaring score and deeply-felt, surprisingly funny lyrics. It deals with issues of friendship and loss, the grip of the past, and the hard-won acceptance set in motion by the most unexpected people. more
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Harvey Redding, Boy Bordello, 2018. (c) Justin Winslow, typeface, 2018.
(c) Sarah Zapata, 2018.
(c) Eileen Myles, Mark Doty, and T’ai Freedom Ford.
(c) William Dieterle, Sex in Chains, 1928. Germany. 90 min. Directed by William Dieterle,
silent with english subtitles
Branden Wallace, Kendall, 2017, C-Print, 14 x 11 in./ Cupid Ojala, White Armful #4, 2015, C-Print, 17 x 11 in. (Sculptures in photo: Ernesto Pujol, ‘Intimate Body Parts’, 1995-1997, Clay and pigment.) Courtesy the artists.