Exploring Queer Space

 

Artists:

Cristy C. Road and

Luis Carle

 

Location:

ROGUE SPACE CHELSEA

508-526 West 26 Street, room 9E-9F

New York, NY.

New York, NY (5 December 2016)– From December 28, 29 and 30, at The Rogue Space Chelsea  New York, NY) will be showcasing visual works by illustrator Cristy C. Road and Photographer Luis Carle, two artists who’s visual narratives focus on their Latino and queer identities.

Cristy C. Road will be featuring a selection of her current project, “The Next World Tarot’s presents a cast of electric queer characters has evolved into a disarray of minds, bodies, and souls. Each deck’s unique storytelling, authors and artists have been proving the idea that spirituality is multifaceted, and intuitive systems of divination

With over five years in the making, Cristy C. Road’s “Next World Tarot”, features body outlaws, endangered cultures, and anti-colonial belief systems. “The “Fool’s Journey”, in the “Next World”, focuses on smashing systematic oppression, owning their truths, being accountable to the people and places that support them, and taking back a connection to their body that may have been lost through trauma or societal brainwashing.

The “Next World Tarot”, is a visual spectacle of both the battle cry and the reconnection, between outcasts and their criminalized identities, who all triumph over some kind of societal challenge, staying true to the traditional narrative of the tarot.

The Next World Tarot is a complex series of drawings created with Micron ink pens, various brand art markers, gel pens, white out pens, and any high viscosity acrylic paint, on sheets of Bristol vellum ranging between 11×14 and 18×26.

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Luis Carle  Photographs document the history and struggles of the LGBTQ Latino community from the 1990s through the present.

While a memoir of Carle’s life, this collection is a documentation of the roots of a movements. “It presents a nostalgic look at the history of a long difficult social struggle” says Carle “and it is also a poignant reminder of the loss and suffering caused by hate crimes, hidden identities, and the lack of basic rights in the midst of the AIDS crisis.”  Carle makes a personal contribution to the story in his own individual style inspired by his own experiences.

They succeed in reflecting specific esthetics, life style, and diversity that is unique to the LGBTQ community.

They deal with a broad range of subjects including the “coming out “experience, transgender identity, cultural identity, and the community’s political struggles.

Luis Carle’s photographs document movements and protests while celebrating the individual participant, and their role in the collective effort to achieve equality, justice and eventual new civil rights.  This collection represents a retrospective look at the historical process which ushered in the beginning of a new era of liberation and hope for all members of LGTBQ community.

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The combination of both these collections will present the narrative that another world is possible, as there is proof as well as hope.

Contact: Cristy C. Road // 305-815-5519 // croadcore@gmail.com

Luis Carle // 917-279-2212 // luiscarle@aol.com

Exhibition:

Exploring Queer Space: Queer Latino Identity

OPENING RECEPTION December 28, 2016.

from 4PM to 8PM

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