BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 CALSCALE:GREGORIAN PRODID:iCalendar-Ruby VERSION:2.0 BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

ONE National Gay &\; Lesbian Archives presents Let Yo ur Body In\, an exhibition of work by contemporary queer artists along side artworks and objects from the collections at ONE Archives. Participati ng artists include EMR (Math Bass &\; Dylan Mira)\, Maya Bookbinder\, Laurel Frank\, Aimee Goguen\, Kim K elly\, and Lee Relvas. Additional pieces from the archives include works by Roger Campbell\, Harold L. Dittmer\, G.N.\, Olaf Odegaard\, Tomata du Plenty\, John Quitman\, and James Snodgrass. The exhi bition explores creative approaches to activating the body and playful ways of engaging with queer histories and culture.

\n

As a follow-up to ON E Archives’ Pacific Standard Time exhibition Cruising the Archive: Quee r Art and Culture in Los Angeles\, 1945-1980\, which presented works o f art alongside archival items culled entirely from the collections at ONE\ , this exhibition looks at artworks outside a strictly historical context\, allowing new interpretations for queerness to emerge between the contempor ary and archival. Let Your Body In includes works by artists prese nted in Cruising the Archive\, as well as pieces by artists that d id not make the Pacific Standard Time exhibition. As such\, Let Your Bo dy In is another opportunity for the public to engage with ONE Archive s’ extensive collections.

\n

Emphasizing queer-feminist perspectives\, the contemporary artists included in Let Your Body In skew the ge nder division in collections at ONE\, especially the art collection\, which predominates with depictions of men by men. Building from this under-repre sentation in the archives\, Let Your Body In strives to complicate the viewer’s ability to discern the historical from the contemporary\, wit h the hope that bringing together these works will point to the complexitie s of queer identity\, both past and present\, while hinting toward futures possibilities.

\n

Lee Relvas’ series You Make Me Feel Plenty explores kinship structures\, both experienced and imagined. Built through feelings of scarcity and abundance\, loneliness and community\, Relvas’ wor k reflects on her participation in various and overlapping DIY\, feminist\, queer and friendship networks.

\n

Night Pages: The Paintings \, a series by Kim Kelly\, is based on a late night project with artist Dyl an Mira in response to the lack of W4W listings on craigslist.org. Based on Kelly and Mira’s shared aesthetic sexuality\, these paintings\, cast out i nto the interweb\, attempt to illicit responses from like-minded “women.”\n

Maya Bookbinder’s series Lesbians Illustrated: How and Why is loosely inspired by pornographic books from the 60′s and 70′s disguised as sexual education for adults on lesbians. These publications were intende d to titillated readers by exploring how such women got “that way” and how they perform.

\n

Laurel Frank’s sculptures speak to the process by whi ch ordinary film set decoration can be elevated to prop status by magical c hance in the ritual choreography of narrative. Beginning with the materials that are used in a prop shop – clay\, cardboard\, glue – she creates the b asic forms of the objects\, taking care to leave handprints\, exposed edges \, and other clues to the physical process by which the objects come into b eing. By injecting humor and lyricism into her materials and their synthesi s\, Frank creates objects that are\, in fact\, no longer props but beings u nto themselves.

\n

The video Somethings Gonna Soon by EMR (Ex treme Mature Respect)\, a collaboration between Math Bass and Dylan Mira\, is a sigil\, a magic sex symbol abstracted from the words TRUST ME (NOT) TO HURT YOU that is spread across rituals of the beast.

\n

Aimee Goguen’ s videos explore psycho-sexuality\, falsification of memory\, and the abjec t using role-playing and absurdist theatre. A helmet used in her experiment al narrative Lets Talk About Cars will also be exhibited as both a performative relic and sculptural object.

\n

Works pulled from the ar chives include paintings by Tomata du Plenty\, James Snodgrass\, and G.N\, which playfully depict male bodies. Roger Campbell’s hyperrealitisic drawin g of a pair of underwear meticulously records the object’s use by highlight ing its tears\, stains\, and fraying edges. A small painting by John Quitma n depicts multiple bodies verging together into almost entirely abstract\, organic forms. Collages assembled from gay pornography by Olaf Odegaard dis rupt the viewer’s apprehension of scale and space\, producing complicated\, sometimes abstract\, compositions. Humorous collages by Harold L. Dittmer combine physique photographs with images of women’s jewelry cut from advert isements\, adorning muscular male bodies with a campy sensibility.

\n

Let Your Body In will be on view at the ONE Archi ves Gallery &\; Museum from April 21 through July 1\, 2012. An opening r eception will be held on Saturday\, April 21\, from 5 to 8pm.

DTEND:20120701 DTSTAMP:20140416T192138 DTSTART:20120421 GEO:34.0817473;-118.3854272 LOCATION:ONE Archives Gallery & Museum\,626 North Robertson Boulevard \nWes t Hollywood \, CA 90069 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Let Your Body In\, Math Bass\, Maya Bookbinder\, Roger Campbell\, H arold L. Dittmer\, EMR\, Laurel Frank\, G.N.\, Kim Kelly\, Dylan Mira\, Ola f Odegaard\, Tomata Du Plenty\, John Quiman\, Lee Relvas\, James Snodgrass UID:214336 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20120421T200000 DTSTAMP:20140416T192138 DTSTART:20120421T170000 GEO:34.0817473;-118.3854272 LOCATION:ONE Archives Gallery & Museum\,626 North Robertson Boulevard \nWes t Hollywood \, CA 90069 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Let Your Body In\, Math Bass\, Maya Bookbinder\, Roger Campbell\, H arold L. Dittmer\, EMR\, Laurel Frank\, G.N.\, Kim Kelly\, Dylan Mira\, Ola f Odegaard\, Tomata Du Plenty\, John Quiman\, Lee Relvas\, James Snodgrass UID:214337 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR