Gallery Q presents Dear Jeff, an exhibition of collaborative photographic works by Out Alliance youth.
The exhibition runs February 1 thru March 28 at Gallery Q with an opening reception First Friday, February 1, 2019 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Several of the participants will discuss their work and the program during the opening. The exhibition will also be open to the public on First Friday, March 1, 2019 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.
The work presented in Dear Jeff is the result of a workshop for youth that took place last July 2018. Led by Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman, artists working collectively as Larson Shindelman, the workshop focused on technology-driven mapping and social identity in the digital age. Over a three-week period, the participants met twice a week at the Out Alliance and the George Eastman Museum to learn about social justice and art making—in particular, ideas about social identity, self-representation on social media, and the use of social media as a platform to organize a group of people and protest. The participants created their own photographs and collaborated on Dear Jeff, a book showcasing their work.