"MOTHER, MAY I?"
Campbell Soady Gallery
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
208 W 13th Street, NYC
February 1 through April 26, 2007
Curated by Sheila Pepe

Permission from the Mother is a powerful thing. Rarely given much weight outside of the home -- or beyond child's play, it travels with us none-the-less. This year's Queer Caucus CAA Convention Exhibition is a quick "pick-up game" of "Mother, May I?" It's an exhibition with a short deadline for proposals, a fixed gaze on inter-generational relationships, and a specific set of rules to play.

This is not an exhibition about inspiration. IT IS about Permission and Precedent. What "Art Mother", essential or constructed, allows your work to exist? Children -- chose your mothers. Mothers -- claim your children -- lest they forget your "womb."

LGBT Children invite your "Art Mothers"
LGBT Mothers invite your "Art Children"

To exhibit one work each -- in tandem

Mothers and Children may be of any age -- but MOTHER'S WORK MUST chronologically pre-date that of their "child", and provide a clear precedent for the "child's" work.

Mother OR Child (or both) shall be verifiable Members of the Queer Caucus.

Either may submit the proposed pairing. Both works must be available for exhibition (reproductions will be considered in unusual circumstances). Space is limited. Wall mounted work only, SMALL WORKS PREFFERABLE, Extremely large works unlikely, but considered.

Submit the following BY DECEMBER 25, 2006 to: queercaa@pratt.edu

THERE IS NO BUDGET FOR THIS EXHIBITION; ALL WORK MUST BE SHIPPED/DELIVERED AND RETRIEVED BY THE EXHIBITING ARTISTS
Questions to queercaa@pratt.edu


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