Gwen will be joined by Stacey 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.
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
Ken Lustbader, co-director of the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project
General admission tickets are FREE, donations at event encouraged. Advance registration on this page is required as space is limited.
November 2-19, 2017
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.
An Interview with Gwen Shockey
SITES OF LOVE AND FASCINATION
FIFTY YEARS OF COLLECTING
MARCH 10 THROUGH MAY 21, 2017: 250 WORKS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION IN CELEBRATION OF THE MUSEUM'S EXPANSION AND REOPENING