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Because We Are presents the work of 11 distinguished artists who are dealing with issues regarding Lesbian\, Gay\, Bisexual and Transexual civil rights. Fundamenta l concerns include gay marriage\, the AIDS crisis\, religious and legislati ve persecution\, hate crimes and gay sexuality.

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Gay marriage is a controversial issue and a subject that Brookly n based artist Patricia Cronin personally confronts through her well -known classically sculpted funerary monument Memorial To A Marriage . She also presents her intimate series of erotic watercolors. The AIDS cri sis devastated the gay community beginning in the 1980s. Outspoken artists affected by this disease explored its effects in their artwork. One of the most influential figures of this time was New York based artists David  Wojnarowicz. His “Untitled”(One Day this Kid…) depicts an unyiel ding\, revelatory narrative that raises the conservative argument that homo sexuality is a threat to the community with an impending future.

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More recently\, Daniel Goldstein’s Me dicine Man approaches AIDS on conceptual level. The suspended human-sha ped sculpture consists of steel wire threaded with nearly 300 donated empty HIV medication bottles and 139 syringes. The sculpture is beautiful in spi te of its foundation in hopelessness and despair. Arthur Robinson Willia ms presents intimate portraits of transgendered individuals and couples undergoing physical and emotional transformation in his photographic serie s My Right Self. Zanele Muholi takes us on a photographic jou rney through post-apartheid South Africa focusing on the subjective experie nces of black lesbians in two of her series Only Half The Picture an d Being.  The following artists are included in this exhibition:

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Eric Avery (Texas)                                                                    James Morrison (New York)

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P atricia Cronin (New York)                                                      Zanele Muholi (South Africa)

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Danie l Goldstein (California)                                                       Conrad Ventur (New York)

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Brian Ken ny (New York)                                        Arthur Robinson Willia ms (Pennsylvania)

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Slava Mogutin (New York)                                                 David Wojnarowicz (Ne w York)

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Featuring the poetry of Staceyann Chin (New York)

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These 11 artists express their most intimate feelings and strive for recognition through their own fine art. Th is exhibition consists of a range of media including sculpture\, photograph y\, video\, and mixed media. Coinciding with Houston’s Annual Pride Festiva l\, this exhibition shares aesthetic\, philosophical\, and political views and experiences from a legitimate segment of society.

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This exhibition will be on view on view from June 19\, 2010 through September 19\, 2010. This exhibition was curated by Tim Gonzalez with the help of the staff o f the Station Museum.

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The Station Mus eum is open Wed – Sun\, 11am – 6pm. The museum is located in Midtown at the corner of Alabama and La Branch. Admission is always free. Please call to schedule tours.

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Film screening schedu le will be posted on Station Museum website: www.stationmuseum.com

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