[Community Event] QBaL Presents Spring Chicken
May 7 - May 27
Featuring artworks and performances by:
Squoosh (John Santomieri and Felipe Shibuya)
Opening: Friday May 7, 5-8 pm
Otherwise: Fridays 4-7 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 2-6 pm
The WNY arts initiative QBaL warmly invites you to our (second) inaugural event: the group show, Spring Chicken; running Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from May 7 through May 23, and in accordance with a covid-safe capacity policy. Email us (QBaLWNY@gmail.com) to tell us how fabulous we are, and/or if you’d like to arrange an alternative appointment time.
Spring Chicken takes place in a presently unoccupied apartment on North Pearl Street in what used to be the “gayborhood” of Buffalo’s historic Allentown district. It implements a queering of curation and conventional locations inside the building to inspire new modes of inhabiting space and to activate being. The work includes prerecorded video performances, installations, and new media ventures. Through their works, these artists reveal new interpretations of space, place and the interrelationships of landscape.
Entry to the show is through the back gate of the building at 48 Woodbury Alley (Buffalo, NY 14202), a dead-end alley running off Virginia street between North Pearl and Franklin Streets. We recommend parking on Virginia or Franklin St and walking down.
About QBaL (Queer Bodies as Landscape):
QBaL is an initiative of queers working in the arts to investigate and experiment with the relationship between landscape and the body, and to foster the development of new avenues of inquiry and practice. Through ongoing curatorial endeavors with artists working in any capacity, location, and medium, QBaL seeks the establishment of a maverick archive of productive modes of radical arts of spatial being, and alternate options both for living and for thinking about how to live. Faced with the increasing monopolization of local art markets by straight objectives, QBaL is also motivated by a skepticism of the conventions of commercial arts practices. In response, we work to create a viable counterweight by offering an anchor for an alternative network (social, inclusive, and festive) of queer arts practitioners within the WNY region.