The Queer Critique Group

CURRENT EXHIBITION

WILDNESS

Location:
128 Baxter Street, NYC

Exhibition Dates:
June 2, 2022 - June 29, 2022

Opening Reception:
June 2 | 6-8 PM ET

Artist:
The Queer Critique Group

CURRENT EXHIBITION

WILDNESS

WILDNESS, a new exhibition of work by 11 photo-based artists who are members of the Queer Critique Group at Baxter St, opens on June 2 to coincide with the release of a photobook, also called WILDNESS, which contains writing by renowned photographers, artists, and curators, including: Allen Frame, Katherine Hubbard, Duane Michals, Nandita Raman, and Drew Sawyer

Photographers include Chris Berntsen, Ali Di Luccia, Liz Liguori, Michael McFadden, Ellie Musgrave, Marc Ohrem-Leclef, Dr. Picturesque, Kaz Senju, Jeanette Spicer, Bill Travis, Sam Zalutsky. Throughout the exhibition the photographers will host a variety of presentations and discussions about the work.

Inspired by cultural critic Jack Halberstam’s writing, the show runs until June 29 at the Baxter Street Project Space and Café at 128 Baxter Street on the Lower East Side. Halberstam, the Director of Columbia University’s Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality,  calls wildness “a marker of a desire to return queerness to the disorder of an unsorted field of desires and drives.” 

The book and exhibition evolved from the QUEER CRITIQUE GROUP at BAXTER ST at CCNY, a biweekly, virtual critique group that was launched in June of 2020 as a way for participants to gain critical feedback, support, and community. The group welcomes new members at any point.

ABOUT BAXTER ST CRITIQUE GROUPS

Baxter St’s Critique Groups continue to be a centerpiece of educational programming. focusing on the evaluation of emerging lens-based artists’ work in a small-group setting. These groups serve the needs and aspirations of Baxter St members who represent a diversity of experience and identity, helping them strengthen their practice and advance their careers. The critique groups reflect Baxter St’s founding principle to support emerging underrepresented artists and to foster dialogues between peers and professionals around the medium of photography. The groups’ leaders are central to the program’s success and share readily of their knowledge and expertise. Members gain access to celebrated artists who are masters of their craft, as well as key experts who speak with authority on trends and traditions and who drive the world of museums, galleries, auctions, collectors, and curators. 

Location:
128 Baxter Street, NYC

Exhibition Dates:
June 2, 2022 - June 29, 2022

Opening Reception:
June 2 | 6-8 PM ET

Artist:
The Queer Critique Group