OPENING Thursday, November 14, 2013, 6-9pm. FREE
(show runs through December 7, 2013)
Blitz! Second Thursday Artswalk is
November 14, 2013.
Jose Esteban Munoz, in Cruising Utopia, writes “Queerness is essentially about the rejection of a here and now and an insistence on potentiality or concrete possibility for another world.”
Wild Boys exists in an alternate universe that, while actively hostile, is a place where queers have agency. The tribalism, rituals, and anachronistic imagery throughout the work have their basis in texts by William S. Burroughs, Jean Genet, and Hakim Bey. In this imperfect Utopia, intimate acts frequently transcend space and time and sometimes lead to death. These metaphors reference not only the stories of my youth but the current world we live in; a place where queerness is still “other” and must be defended if we are to do more than survive.
About Steven Miller:
After a decade working as a graphic designer, writer, performance artist and playing bass for the agitprop music group ¡TchKung!, Steven Miller started making visual art in 2002. His performance background led him to create an ongoing series of conceptual portraiture, collaborating with many of the region’s most adventurous musicians and performers. His photographs have been published in Europe, Japan, and the United States, as well as Milky, a monograph published by Decode books. His art has been exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries and museums, and his photographs are in the permanent collections of the Tacoma Art Museum, Northern Georgia College and State University, and Public Art 4Culture, as well as numerous private collections.