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Fox And His Friends: New Millennium Post-Gay Photography 2003




announcement card by Daniel Minskey. image taken from the film "Mahogany" (1975).


"Fox And His Friends: New Millennium Post-Gay Photography" was an art show organized by Edgar Um Bucholtz and installed at Pittsburgh's Garfield Artworks gallery in May/June 2003.

the first part of the title of this show is a reference to a 1975 film of the same name (English translation) by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

the artists included in this show were: Bruce LaBruce, Conrad Ventur, Slava Mogutin, AsianPunkBoy (a.k.a. Terrence Koh), Timothy Dowling, Terry Young, J. Fox and Richard Orjis.

(artist Terry Lewis is listed on the announcement card, but his work was not exhibited as it was very unfortunately damaged during shipment.)

I, Edgar Um Bucholtz, was a guest curator of Garfield Artworks for this show. the primary curator of Garfield Artworks at this time was Lauri Mancuso.

below is a series of installation shots. (unfortunately, they are fairly low res.)

thanks to Lauri Mancuso for letting me do this show, helping to install it and taking these installation shots.





installation views




J. Fox "I Dart NY" (detail) 2003




Slava Mogutin



Slava Mogutin




installation view




Conrad Ventur (portraits of Phiiliip and Debbie from Avenue D)




installation view




Terry Young



Terry Young




Richard Orjis




Timothy Dowling



Timothy Dowling



Timothy Dowling




installation view (with Conrad Ventur portraits of Spencer Product and Melissa Burns in foreground)




AsianPunkBoy (a.k.a. Terrence Koh)



AsianPunkBoy (a.k.a. Terrence Koh)



AsianPunkBoy (a.k.a. Terrence Koh)




Bruce LaBruce



Bruce LaBruce



Bruce LaBruce

below are two short video clips relating to this show.

the first video clip was taken during the installation of "Fox And His Friends: New Millennium Post-Gay Photography."

in this video clip are: Terry Young, Jeremiah Brace, Timothy Dowling and Tracy Stewart.



the second video clip contains live footage of the band Ludus Lovestyle performing at Modern Formations gallery as part of a concert organized in conjunction with the opening of "Fox And His Friends." the date of the opening and concert was Friday May 30th, 2003.

headlining the concert was SSION from Kentucky. opening the concert was Ben Greene's experimental project, Cachexia.

this video clip also has footage (shot in "nightvision" after the concert) in the "Fox And His Friends" installation. it is the only video documentation yet found that gives a sense of the finished installation of the show.

appearing in the video clip are: Lesley (of Ludus Lovestyle), Justin (of Ludus Lovestyle), Terry Young, Ben Greene, Edgar Um Bucholtz and Alec Smith. the video camera was operated by Tom Hall.

4 comments:

J said...

Mammaries.

SLAVA MOGUTIN said...

thanx for this blast from the past!!! good times!!!

laurimancuso said...

werent you the arm wrestling champ? Or was it the chick from around the corner....

SkidMarquez said...

I fucking Bruce LaBruce's photography from this one.