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Kinsey Institute Gallery News Spring 2007

Lobby Card from The Gay Deceivers (1969)

Queer Projections

January 22-April 6, 2007
The Kinsey Institute Gallery

On view in the The Kinsey Institute Gallery through April 6, 2007, Queer Projections celebrates the contributions of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals to the film industry, both in front of and behind the camera. The exhibit also explores the representation of GLBT characters in Hollywood and independent films. Featuring film posters, photographs, movie stills, and other cinema-related ephemera, the show was assembled by guest curator Dr. Brian J. Woodman.

The Kinsey Institute Second Annual Juried Erotic Art Show 2007

April 13 - July 20, 2007
Kinsey Institute Gallery

Opening Reception: Friday, April 13, 5:00 to 7:00

The KI Juried Erotic Art Show 2007, on view from April 13 – July 20 in The Kinsey Institute Gallery, is the second in what is planned as an annual Kinsey Institute competition and art exhibit. This year’s show features 80 works of exciting contemporary art in a wide range of media – photographs, collages, paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures and textile art.

Artworks were selected by juror Karen Baldner, an exhibiting artist and faculty member at the Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis. Karen has shown her work extensively throughout the United States and Europe, and is a member of Soho20 Chelsea Gallery in New York City.

“We are thrilled that more than twice as many artists entered our show this year compared to 2006, and that the quality of the work is so high,” says Kinsey Institute curator Catherine Johnson-Roehr. “I’m sure our visitors will be amazed by the variety of artwork and the creativity and skill of the artists.”

The Kinsey Institute Second Annual Juried Erotic Art Show opens on Friday, April 13, with a public reception from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in The Kinsey Institute Gallery. Karen Baldner will be on hand to speak about her process for selecting the artworks featured in the exhibit. The winner of the “Best in Show” prize will be announced at the reception. This event is free, and food and beverages will be provided.

To view images from the First Annual Kinsey Institute Juried Erotic Art Show, go to its online exhibit page.

Expressive Bodies goes on the road and online

In January 2007 an exhibit titled Expressive Bodies: Contemporary Art Photography from The Kinsey Institute drew more than 1,400 people to the IU School of Fine Arts Gallery. An expanded version of this show will travel to the Herron Gallery at IUPUI this fall (October 19 through December 2) and later to the Indiana University Northwest Contemporary Gallery in Gary.

Expressive Bodies is an exhibition of original prints from the Institute’s permanent collection. Renowned for its extensive holdings of vintage erotic photography, the Institute also actively collects contemporary photographs by artists from around the world and exhibits these prints and other artworks to provide new perspectives on sex and gender.

Expressive Bodies surveys the use of the photographic medium by contemporary artists to express ideas about sexuality and gender, and to explore the visual impact of the human figure. It features photographs by established artists such as Laura Aguilar, Herbert Ascherman, Erwin Olaf, Pierre et Gilles, Joel-Peter Witkin, Herb Ritts, Michael Rosen, Arthur Tress, Michael Macku, Ivan Pinkava, Mariette Pathy Allen, and Frank Yamrus, as well as many talented photographers at the start of their artistic careers.

Expressive Bodies also has a home on The Kinsey Institute website, where an online gallery includes thumbnails of selected photographs and images of the installation and opening reception. A complete list of exhibited items is available, as well as booking information. For more, please see the exhibit's page.

Support the Gallery

Help support The Kinsey Institute Art, Artifact and Photography Collection and The Kinsey Institute Gallery through donations or by adopting a work of art for upcoming exhibits.

Contact the curator, Catherine Johnson-Roehr.

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