“Queer Love: Affection and Romance in Contemporary Art” is an exhibition in two locations: the Lehman College Art Gallery, in the Bronx, and La MaMa Galleria, in the East Village. It is a group show of the works of over four dozen LGBTQI+ visual artists in a wide range of media, from painting to digital.
“This is the first queer-themed group exhibition in the history of the Lehman College Art Gallery, which was founded in 1984,” said gallery director Bartholomew Bland, explaining that the genesis of the show was an “open forum at Lehman to discuss broadly how to better serve the LGBTQ community on campus.”
One might ask the question, “What makes love queer?” Well, nothing, as the recently popularized phraseology, “Love is Love” goes. But, not everybody gets to get this unconditional affirmation of their desires and intimacies.