Please join us as exhibiting artist Leah DeVun and local writer and art historian Andy Campbell discuss DeVun's work, Our Hands On Each Other, which is featured in Transiting Desire which opens this weekend.
Leah DeVun is an artist and historian living in Brooklyn, New York. Her photographs and installations explore the legacies of feminism, with a special interest in queer and gendered communities, music and fandom, history, memory, and identity. Committed to analog/wet-process photography while it lasts, she strives to produce art that is participatory, interdisciplinary, and socially active. Her work has been featured in Artforum,Capricious, LA Weekly, Art Papers, Hyperallergic, Feministing.com, Gallerist, New York Magazine, and No More Potlucks, among other publications, and at venues such as DODGE Gallery, Johannes Vogt Gallery, Martina Johnston Gallery, MASS Gallery, the ONE Archives Gallery and Museum at the University of Southern California, Otis College of Art and Design, Centraltrak at the University of Texas Dallas, The Front (New Orleans), Sage Art Center at the University of Rochester, the Houston Center for Photography, the Contemporary Austin, Leslie-Lohman Museum, Blanton Museum of Art, the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, and MoMA PS1 Contemporary Arts Center. She is an associate professor of women's and gender history at Rutgers University
Andy Campbell, PhD, is an independent art historian, curator, and critic. With over a decade of experience in higher education and museums, Campbell's critical work operates at the juncture of identity-based political movements, visual cultures, and art's histories. Currently, he is a Critic-In-Residence with the Core Program (MFAH/Glassell).
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