THe Neon Heater Art gallery
Witness is committed to the intricacies of BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ artists who explore different ideas, which when they move together accomplish radical forms of expression and affection. This collection of works by forty-seven artists, and afterword by Kelsey Sucena, will rearrange preconceptions and expectations that generally cluster around hegemonic ideologies connected to race and gender, while also challenging how viewers think about intersectional forms of visual photographic language.
The artists included in Witness explore the personal, the psychological, the communal, and the unidentifiable. Only together with their differences will common goals and new missions come to form, be realized, and pursued. This book and exhibition act as small steps into the direction of a world cognizant of the values of critical race and gender theory.
Witness was initially realized as a book, and is available to download as a .pdf through the link below. The book contains 17 additional photographs not featured in exhibition form.
Download Efrem Zelony-Mindell's Curatorial Statement Here
Download Kelsey Sucena's Afterword Here
Download Witness (.pdf)
Grace Abler, Eva Alcántara, Carmelo Amenta, Chris Behroozian, Chris Berntsen, Frances Bukovsky, Madeline Cass, Joseph Caster, Julianne Clark, Jordan DeLawder, Ian Dempsey, Jesse Egner, Dylan Everett, Caity Fares, Zachary Francois, Jodie Mim Goodnough, Suzi Grossman, Paul Guilmoth, Keavy Handley-Byrne, Jamil Hellu, Nan Heyneman, Elizabeth Hibbard, Nico Kartel, Michael Koch, Niko Krivanek, Michael Lagerman, Ross Landberger, Vaughan Larsen, Lee Chang Ming, Paula Lycan, Chris Maliga, Lucie March, Meagan Marsh Pine, Rachael McArthur, C. Meier, Leor Miller, Miucci Antonio, Penny Molesso, John William Murphy, Rodrigo Oliveira, Lily Olsen, Mag Parson, Jody Poorwill, Elizabeth Preger, Res, André Ramos-Woodard, Jezabeth Roca Gonzalez, Shawn Rowe, Becca Schwartz, Paul Simon, Alec Snow, Mark Sommerfeld, Jeanette Spicer, Marissa Nicole Stewart, Carter Sturgeon, Josh Tarplin, Callan Thomas, Bronwen Wickström, Derrick Woods-Morrow, Charlotte Woolf, Iris Wu, Joey Young, Madessyn Zahn