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Rainbow

Kaoru Arima
Diamond Stingily
Lucie Stahl
Chelsea Culp
Martine Syms
Dot Space
David Rappeneau
Margot Espinoza
Donna Huanca
Alison Veit
Puppies Puppies
Lulou Margarine
Mindy Rose Schwartz
Rob Halverson
Chloe Seibert
Jared Madere

Queer Thoughts, Nicaragua

1.22.15

 

Rainbow

 

Queer Thoughts presents Rainbow, a group exhibition organized across three different locations in Nicaragua: at an apartment building in San Juan del Sur, a surf town on the Pacific Ocean; at a house in La Virgen, on the shore of Lake Nicaragua; and at a forest preserve waterfall in San Jose de los Remates, an agricultural village in the mountains of the department of Boaco. This is the first exhibition organized by Queer Thoughts in the country.
 
Rainbow takes its setting in the current political landscape of the country, whose government has recently begun preliminary digging for a new trans-oceanic canal that will rival the Panama Canal. Financed by a Chinese private interest group, the new canal will be significantly longer and wider than that of Panama, engendering a new era of Chinese monitored global trade that will utilize new mega-ships and circumvent the US supervised canal in Panama. In addition to bisecting the country and the Central-American ecological corridor, the waterway will destroy forests and displace populations, bringing heavy ship traffic into Lake Nicaragua (the largest lake and source of freshwater in Central America). The Nicaraguan government has girded public discussions about the project, but claims the canal will bring newfound prosperity to the impoverished nation. 
 
Long beholden to foreign interests, many Nicaraguans hope the new canal will generate long standing financial independence. Queer Thoughts presents an exhibition of the work of sixteen international artists as a proposal for an alternative means of exploiting personal resources (emotional, physical). The canal will likely be built. Hundreds of kilometers away from the site of the construction, at the waterfall in San Jose de los Remates, wild ginger grows verdant and leafy in the moist rocks, while water makes its way down to the town.
 

A public opening will be held at the location in La Virgen, Nicaragua on Thursday January 22nd from 2 to 5 pm.

 

 

San Juan Del Sur

Queer Thoughts Rainbow

 

 

 

David Rappeneau, Untitled (2014). Acryic, ballpoint pen, pencil, charcoal pencil on paper

 

Chloe Seibert, Untitled (2015). Plaster, rubber

 

Dot Space

Dot Space, Ginger (2015). Pencil on paper with artist frame

 

Kaoru Arima

 

Kaoru Arima

Kaoru Arima, Gazed Into the River (2013). Acrylic, clay

 

Chelsea Culp

Chelsea Culp, sHhhhh (2014). Spray paint on cotton bed sheet

 

La Virgen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diamond Stingily

Diamond Stingily, Mother's Little Helper (2014). Inkjet print

 

Mindy Rose Schwartz

Mindy Rose Schwartz, Landscape Stares Back (2005). Pencil and ink on mulberry paper

 

David Rappeneau

David Rappeneau, Untitled (2014). Acryic, ballpoint pen, pencil, charcoal pencil on paper

 

Lulou Margerine

Lulou Margerine, Peaceful Protest (2015). Cinnamon

 

Kaoru Arima

Kaoru Arima, Revolver (2013). Acrylic, clay, newspaper

 

Mindy Rose Schwartz

Mindy Rose Schwartz, Baby Bird (2005). Foam, resin, iridescent paint, feathers, beads, nylon chord

 

Mindy Rose Schwartz

 

Margot Espinoza

Margot Espinoza, Untitled (Gordita) (2013). Acrylic on canvas

 

 

Martine Syms

Martine Syms, Lessons I – XXX (2014). HD Video, series of: 30 videos

 

 

Martine Syms, Lessons I – XXX (2014). HD Video, series of: 30 videos 

 

Puppies Puppies

Puppies Puppies, The Ring (Miguel and Sam journey to destroy the one ring that rules them all) (2015). Sam Lipp's silver chain

 

Puppies Puppies

 

 

 Puppies Puppies, The Ring (2015). HD video

 

Rob Halverson

 

Rob Halverson

Rob Halverson, Names (2015). Ink on paper

 

Lulou Margerine

Lulou Margerine, Peaceful Protest (2015). Cinnamon

 

Lulou Margerine

 

 

 

Alison Veit

Alison Veit, Danielle (2014). Hydrocal and ink on canvas

Alison Veit, Raquel (2014). Hydrocal and ink on canvas

 

Alison Veit

Alison Veit, Ambers' (2014). Hydrocal and ink on canvas

 

 

Chloe Seibert

Chloe Seibert, Horror Songs (2014). Pencil on paper

 

Jared Madere

 

Jared Madere

 

Jared Madere

Jared Madere, Untitled (2015). Wood, cottage cheese, hair, clothes, cajetas de leche, chair, mesh, wire, water

 

Jared Madere

 

Jared Madere

 

Jared Madere

 

Jared Madere

 

Jared Madere

 

Jared Madere

 

San Jose de los Remates

 

 

Martine Syms

Martine Syms, Black Lesbian Caucus, Christopher Street Liberation Day Parade, 1973 (2014). Vinyl banner

 

Martine Syms

 

Kaoru Arima

Kaoru Arima, Philosopher's Stone (2012). Acrylic, clay

 

Kaoru Arima

 

Donna Huanca

Donna Huanca, Seal Aura (2015). Painted silk velvet burnout

 

Puppies Puppies

 

Puppies Puppies

Puppies Puppies, Face by Seth and Rauchelle Burke (Etsy) (2014). Paint on Horseshoecrab

 

Lucie Stahl

 

Lucie Stahl

 

Lucie Stahl

Lucie Stahl, El Corazón (2014). Acrylic paint, polyeurethane

 

 

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