Northwest artists respond to Tacoma Art Museum’s gay art show “Hide/Seek” with an illuminating group show at The Space
If you haven’t seen “Hide/Seek” at Tacoma Art Museum, you’ve probably heard of it: a groundbreaking, controversial show initially mounted at the Smithsonian of major American art with a lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender theme. Now Northwest artists have responded to the show and its issues with a show of their own. “Queering the Museum” features 19 artists in a thought-provoking group show at downtown Tacoma venue The Space, opening this weekend, with associated events at Seattle’s Henry Art Gallery and Tacoma Art Museum.
Curator Erin Bailey has made the most of the unusual geography of The Space, an alternative non-profit venue that hosts music and other arts events. The works curve around from the front lobby through to the open back area, their placement making its own statement about taking gender as you find it. Read more »