“Go West” LGBTQ+ Art Exhibit Debuts at SF’s Schlomer Haus Gallery (Mar. 24-Apr. 29)
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Schlomer Haus Gallery | 2128 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
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Schlomer Haus Gallery is pleased to debut Hunter Harvey’s Go West, a new solo exhibition that invites viewers on a journey of discovery and queer love through the American West.
The title of this exhibition pays homage to the Village People’s iconic 1979 queer anthem – a song that spreads a message of hope, liberation, and the power of community. As an artist who recently moved westward to California, Hunter asks himself what kind of world does he want to live in, and what kind of world can he build through painting.
Hunter Harvey’s “Go West”
Opening Reception: Friday, March 24, 2023 | 5-9p
Schlomer Haus Gallery, 2128 Market St (btwn Church & Sanchez), SF
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Exhibition runs March 24-April 29, 2023, open to the public Tuesday – Saturday, 12-6p
These 15 works, a mix of painting and sculpture, offer a glimpse into that world – one where love and desire of all varieties is celebrated and seen often. Many works in this show reimagine iconic characters from American pop culture, particularly Fred Flintstone and Smokey the Bear.
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Through painting, these characters are seen as queer heroes navigating their own personal journeys toward a better world out west, while embracing the authentic version of themselves. Depicting these cultural giants as proud and queer invites hope for everyday queer representation – in the cartoons we watch and the billboards we pass.
Go West is an invitation to embrace the fullness of our own identities and experiences, and to celebrate the beauty and power of queer love in all its forms.
About Hunter Harvey
Hunter Harvey (b. 1989 in Peoria, Illinois) earned his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2012) and his MFA from the University of Chicago (2015). Desire, connection and love are central themes in Harvey’s work, while often referencing American popular culture, namely the Flintstones and Smokey the Bear. Through painting these characters into a vibrant queer universe, Harvey imagines a version of America that could be. He currently lives and works in downtown Los Angeles where he pulls inspiration from the landscape of southern California.
About Schlomer Haus Gallery
Schlomer Haus Gallery is a contemporary art space located in the heart of San Francisco. The gallery is dedicated to showcasing queer artists and promoting cultural diversity through its exhibitions and programming.
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