September, 2018

UNDERTOW BOOK RELEASE AT MOMA PS1 NY ARTS BOOK FAIR

SEPTEMBER 21-23, 2018

Undertow is a collection of works organized by Pacifico Silano.

Includes works by Chris Berntsen, Elliot Jerome Brown Jr., Gwen Shockey, Jen Everett, Leonard Suryajaya, Pacifico Silano, Res, Sam Stoich and Troy Michie - Also includes an Essay by Emily Colucci.

Limited Edition of 200

Image courtesy of Silent Face Projects

Image courtesy of Silent Face Projects

August, 2018

2018-2019 QUEER ARTS FELLOW

THE LESLIE-LOHMAN MUSEUM OF GAY AND LESBIAN ART, SOHO, NEW YORK

Image courtesy of The Leslie-Lohman Museum

Image courtesy of The Leslie-Lohman Museum

June, 2018

NYC CREATIVE SALON: IDENTITY AND QUEERNESS IN ART, EPISODE 4

Image courtesy of NYC Creative Salon

Image courtesy of NYC Creative Salon

June 25, 2018
Location: Oyg Projects
Moderator:  Will Hutnick & Mark Joshua Epstein

Contributors:
Jules Gimbrone  
Glendalys Medina
Gwen Shockey
Laurel Sparks
Cha'ves Jamall

Art practice and artist identity are inseparable ideas, as artists pull from life experiences to influence their work. An art practice creates a space to confront and work through difficult or unresolved aspects of identity. While some artists focus specifically on body/identity politics, others create work indirectly related to identity such as connections, structure, place, process, and/or medium.

Mission

The mission of the NYC Creative Salon is to provide a sustainable platform for creative discussions, the chance to network and collaborate and the access to an intimate small-group setting.
While many creative professionals are producing and exhibiting work, the opportunities to discuss the work are lacking. We believe that the ideas behind a work and the creator discussing these ideas with others is just as important as making the work. We want to help support creative professionals by giving them another way to present their work and the experience to discuss their practice.
Through the curatorial process of hand-selecting creative professionals, we look for common threads that will lend well to an organic group discussion. While the moderator asks questions and guides the conversation along, each participant shares their experiences through the lens of their practice. We hope that these connections will lead to future collaborations such as exhibiting together, curatorial projects, blogs, etc. or simply building a network of creative professionals and friends.

Format

The NYC Creative Salon is a series of discussions that take place bi-weekly. Each discussion is approximately an hour and a half long and takes place on a weekday evening. Each series is six discussions under one topic and each discussion has a different group of participants speaking on the topic. Ultimately, there will be six different discussions on one topic, in hopes of reaching a thorough investigation of that idea. The participants include a moderator and approximately 8 people working in various creative fields. We restrict the number of participants to 10 people in order to keep the group intimate and the discussion focused.

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Image courtesy of NYC Creative Salon

July, 2018

GENERATION NEXT AT THE WEST WINDSOR ARTS CENTER

WEST WINDSOR, NEW JERSEY

June 25 – August 17, 2018
Opening Reception July 8, 4 – 6 pm

This year our Generation Next exhibition will focus on families of artists. A fascinating look at the “art gene” and how it is utilized and carried from one generation to the next through the work of parents and children who are all working fine artists.

Image courtesy of the West Windsor Arts Center

Image courtesy of the West Windsor Arts Center

July, 2018

MAPPING MEMORY AT THE HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN

WASHINGTON D.C.
Sound Scene: Mapping Memory is a FREE and INTERACTIVE audio art "happening," for all ages. 
July 7th and 8th, 10am-5pm
At the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. 

Image courtesy of the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Image courtesy of the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

March, 2018

2018 WASSAIC ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

WASSAIC, NY

Image courtesy of The Wassaic Project

Image courtesy of The Wassaic Project

November, 2017

DON’T LEAVE ME THIS WAY: FINDING THE REMNANTS OF NYC’S LESBIAN BARS IN GWEN SHOCKEY’S “ADDRESSES”

BY EMILY COLUCCI, NOV. 17, 2017, FILTHY DREAMS: FOR MINORITIES WHO DON’T EVEN FIT INTO OUR OWN MINORITIES

Image courtesy of filthy dreams

Image courtesy of filthy dreams

November, 2017

PANEL DISCUSSION ON LESBIAN NIGHTLIFE

AMOS ENO GALLERY, BROOKLYN, NY

Gwen will be joined by Stacy Lentz (Stonewall), Flavio Rando (Lesbian Herstory Archives and LHA Lesbian Studies Institute) and Jay Shockley (NYC LGBT Sites Project) for a panel discussion — moderated by Ken Lustbader, co-Director of the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project — on these landmarks in lesbian nightlife and their place in the LGBT movement. 
ADDRESSES will be showing at the Amos Eno Gallery through November 22, 2017.
Panelists:
Gwen Shockey, artist 
Stacy Lentz, co-owner of The Stonewall Inn 
Flavia Rando, coordinator for the Lesbian Herstory Archives and founder of the LHA Lesbian Studies Institute 
Jay Shockley, co-director of the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project 
Moderator:
Ken Lustbader, co-director of the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project 

Image courtesy of NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project

Image courtesy of NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project

November, 2017

A HERSTORY OF LESBIAN BARS IN NYC: GWEN SHOCKEY CHARTS NO MAN’S LAND

BY ALEXANDER GONZALEZ, NOV. 2, 2017, BEDFORD + BOWERY

Image courtesy of Bedford + Bowery

Image courtesy of Bedford + Bowery

Image courtesy of Bedford + Bowery

Image courtesy of Bedford + Bowery

October, 2017

PRESERVING THE MEANING OF LESBIAN BARS

BY KAREN LOEW, OCT. 11, 2017, CITYLAB

Image courtesy of CityLab

Image courtesy of CityLab

Image courtesy of CityLab

Image courtesy of CityLab

September, 2017

“NO MAN’S LAND” EXHIBIT RESURRECTS NEW YORK’S DISAPPEARING LESBIAN BARS

BY SAM MANZELLA, SEPT. 24, 2017, NEWNOWNEXT LOGO TV

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Image courtesy of Logo TV

Image courtesy of Logo TV

Image courtesy of Logo TV

November, 2017

ADDRESSES

AMOS ENO GALLERY, BROOKLYN, NY

Opening Reception: Friday, November 3 6-8pm

56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, NY (Morgan stop off the L Train) 

Amos Eno Gallery presents ADDRESSES, an exhibition of recent works by Gwen Shockey. A reception will be held on Friday, November 3 from 6 - 8 PM at the gallery’s new location on the first floor of 56 Bogart Street in Brooklyn, NY.

ADDRESSES investigates sites of lesbian and queer community gathering in New York City. Consisting of an expanding archive of prints and oral history interviews, ADDRESSES tracks the history of the Gay Rights Movement, shifts in identity building (and shedding) and the sociopolitical conditions of the city itself over the past six decades. Shockey began working on this project in 2015 and has since gathered over a hundred addresses and names of bars, clubs and venues that once hosted lesbian and queer gatherings. Shockey traveled to locations in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx, following instructions given to her by women she interviewed, to photograph what is there now. Because many of these spaces were mafia-owned or kept hidden to protect individual identities from law enforcement there is little recorded information about their histories. ADDRESSES creates an alternate map of New York based on word-of-mouth, memory and the search for difference, community and space for free expression.

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September, 2017

NO MAN’S LAND

THE LESLIE-LOHMAN PRINCE STREET PROJECT SPACE

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April, 2017

MELDING ART WITH ACTIVISM: AN INTERVIEW WITH GWEN SHOCKEY

DANCE/NYC

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Image courtesy of dance/NYC

May, 2017

PRATT INSTITUTE MFA THESIS EXHIBITION: SITES OF LOVE AND FASCINATION

PRATT CAMPUS GALLERIES, BROOKLYN, NY

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March, 2017

EXPANDED VISIONS: FIFTY YEARS OF COLLECTING

THE LESLIE-LOHMAN MUSEUM OF GAY AND LESBIAN ART, SOHO, NY

March 10 through May 21, 2017: 250 Works from the permanent collection in celebration of the museum’s expansion and reopening.

Image courtesy of the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art

Image courtesy of the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art