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VISIT THE STUDIO TO SEE

The Museum of Queer Curiosities and
Jason Lee's Symphony of Sickness
are Open 

 

 

THE MUSEUM OF QUEER CURIOSITIES (TMOQC) 

The Museum of Queer Curiosities explores themes of confusion, authority, and trust- especially how it relates to queer identities. In our lives we are trained to want predictability and stability as defined by the status quo, and most institutions are designed to reinforce this idea. For many trans, non-binary, or otherwise queer people, living queer means being placed against these 'traditions' of stability. When we challenge this by just existing, we are unfortunately met with misunderstanding, fear, and often violence. The Museum of Queer Curiosities hopes to assuage some of this.

Rather than being an institution of established power, this institution and its purpose are reclaimed by Queer identities. Hopefully then, The Museum can change up the content of an expected niche museum and bring the viewer into a space where they understand they are to be educated. Like a real museum, the simulation that is TMOQC acts in its genesis as evidence, celebration, and education of queerness- of states outside of what others tell us is stable and correct.
 

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Seldom explicitly, but rather by replicating and manipulating trusted visual cues, the Museum challenges the consideration of these issues, and encourages sympathy and a willingness to learn. It is a space in which we can find a way to navigate past our initial fears of 'difference', and embrace our ephemeral and physical communities and identities, even in the face of unknowingness.

 

SYMPHONY OF SICKNESS

 

From 2020-22, for the Symphony of Sickness series, I had the opportunity to collaborate with Artist Image Resource (A.I.R.) in Pittsburgh to create a series 100 unique, multi layered prints. These prints involve the layering of imagery, in this case illegible logos used by contemporary underground heavy metal bands, to further obscure the written words but to also draw attention to the homogeny of the logos themselves. In addition to the print work done with A.I.R., this series also has manifested more sculptural pieces. The generated imagery was also used to water jet cut Baltic birch plywood into multiple abstracted physical forms. These multiple iterations of the work are part and parcel of my multimedia approach to art making. These additional iterations also enable me to explore and integrate current digital technologies into the larger body of work - Jason Lee. 

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A multimedia sculptor and installation artist, Jason Lee incorporates a wide variety of materials and techniques into his oddly humorous constructions and presentations. In some of Lee's most recent work he utilizes custom fabricated architectural steel elements as well as slip cast porcelain and embossed paper to create his vision of the idealized suburban landscape. His work will be on display later this summer. 

We have organized new walk-in exhibition hours and we look forward to seeing more people in the studio in 2022. We are still organizing appointments at other times and we appreciate a heads up if possible when you are scheduling a visit. Send inquiries to info@artistsimageresource.org - thanks 

 

NEXT UP: IAN SHORT 

25 YEARS OF PUTTERING

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EXHIBITION HOURS 

M - W  12 pm to 3 pm and  4 pm to 8 pm / Fridays 12 pm to 4 pm

If possible please send a note to info@artistsimageresource if you are planning a visit. 

Scheduled appointments can be made available at other times. 

 

TECH APPOINTMENTS

Appointments for Studio Services can be scheduled through the info@artistsimageresource.org email account. 

M - W 12 - 8 PM F 12 - 4 PM

Scheduled appointments can be made available at other times. 

NO WALK IN SERVICES

LOCATION

518 Foreland Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212

AIR is on Foreland Street parallel to East Ohio Street between Middle and James Streets on the Northside

 

PARKING

2 hour street parking without permit / paid parking lot across the street 

Tara Segars - Tutti Frutti