Thursday, June 24, 2010

Leah Devun talk rescheduled

The community discussion scheduled for: Thursday, June 24th at 7pm has been rescheduled to take place Wednesday, June 30th at 7pm.

Wednesday, June 30th at 7pm "A Brief History of Queer Space"
Join us for a conversation with artist Leah DeVun and Dr. Lisa Moore, Associate Professor of English and Women's andGender Study at UT. She is the author of the forthcoming "Sister Arts: Lesbian Genres and the Erotic Landscape" (Minnesota 2011).

Leah DeVun
Our Hands on Each Other
June 3 - July 15, 2010

Viewers are invited to actively construct a new collective women's space (in the form of a wood structure) as a performance and installation piece. Tools and materials are available. In addition to her series of photographs and portraits of women, DeVun has made light boxes that include images inspired by vintage photographs of street marchers and protesters. These photographs are political and anthemic, an homage to the impressive energy of feminists in the 1970s. DeVun’s exhibit draws its title from a quotation from “Lesbian Land,” published during the 1970s and 1980s. It is a compilation of writing by lesbians who founded or lived in women’s intentional communities, sometimes called “womyn’s lands.” DeVun's work combines documentary and staged photography in an effort to collapse and interweave the different generations of lesbian/ transgender/queer people who have been involved in the creation of feminist space, as well as to picture the relationship between utopian ideals and hard-fought reality.

Go to to read more about the art and see preview images. Read reviews of the show: and here

Women & Their Work, 1710 Lavaca Street, Austin, TX 78701, 512-477-1064, Mon. – Fri. 10am – 6pm, Sat. noon – 5pm

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