2006

gay power cushion

limited edition screenprinted cushion, edition of 10, 2006
handprinted at the Lower East Side Printshop

Welcome to Gayside

The Third Leg presents Welcome to Gayside
installation & party with banners, party poofs, pink triangle streamers, framed drawings, and a bowl of free condoms
Eastern Edge Gallery, St Johns, Newfoundland, 2006

In 1985, residents of Gayside, Newfoundland, a small town in the Canadian Maritimes voted to re-name their hometown, Baytona after enduring increased harassment. Was this an effort to distance the small town from any references to gay culture, especially in light of a new, terrifying AIDS epidemic? Inspired by this tale, and mindful of the climate of social prejudice in heat of the 1980s AIDS crisis, The Third Leg locates another Gayside.

The work of The Third Leg instigates dialog with local queer communities and illuminates complex issues such as societal and internalized homophobia with disarming humor and wit.

Welcome to Gayside

offset on newsprint, 22" x 15", 2006
made on the occasion of the exhibition "Welcome to Gayside" at Eastern Edge Gallery, St Johns Newfoundland
included as an artist multiple in LTTR V, 2007

In 1985, residents of Gayside, Newfoundland, a small town in the Canadian Maritimes voted to re-name their hometown, Baytona after enduring increased harassment. Was this an effort to distance the small town from any references to gay culture, especially in light of a new, terrifying AIDS epidemic? Inspired by this tale, and mindful of the climate of social prejudice in heat of the 1980s AIDS crisis, The Third Leg locates another Gayside.

The work of The Third Leg instigates dialog with local queer communities and illuminates complex issues such as societal and internalized homophobia with disarming humor and wit.

Lick this pussy just like you should

offset poster, 8 1/2" x 11", 2006
Commissioned by Visual AIDS for Safe Sex/AIDS Awareness Month

Hot Topic

limited edition screenprinted poster, 8 1/2" x 11", 2006
designed and handprinted for Hot Topic at Bard Center for Curatorial Studies
printed at the Lower East Side Printshop

Flex Your Textiles

Flex Your Textiles happened for the first time in a vacant apartment in Williamsburg in the Spring of 2006. A one-day group show/gathering/ collaborative effort by Travis Boyer, Ginger Brooks Takahashi, and Donnie Cervantes.
March 2006

Flex Your Textiles II

Flex Your Textiles
Is a coming out.

With both historically humble and ornate, masterful style, we are re-invigorating textile traditions and creating our own.

What is your process?
What are your techniques?

How do you map your desire in sequins?
What do you do with your menstrual blood, ropes, cast-off fabric, dyes, napkins, and felt when you are alone.
What rhythms do you create with your crochet?
Whose ghost is being evoked?
What ancient weaving tradition is having a revival in your kitchen studio?

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