Uncanny Effects displays the work of photographer Robert Giard, bringing forth connections made between LGBTQ+ cultural producers of the late 20th century. Works in the show detail Giard’s relationships across communities that grew through the photographic process. Uncanny Effects also emphasizes archival materials surrounding Giard and the people he photographed, providing context for his image-making and the lives he documented. Beyond his best-known project, Particular Voices: Portraits of Gay and Lesbian Writers, this exhibition highlights the expansiveness of Giard’s photographic practice, from nudes to still lives and landscapes, as well as portraits of activists and artists. Curated by Ariel Goldberg and Noam Parness.
January 22, 2020 through April 19, 2020
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art
26 Wooster Street
New York, NY 10013
In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, the Stephen Bulger Gallery is pleased to present a selection of photographs by Robert Giard in the Reading Room. Throughout his career, Giard visited and photographed hundreds of gay, lesbian, and transgender individuals involved in creative and political arenas. Over the years, his portraits have become iconic views of many of these important figures. In the 1980s and 1990s, Giard also photographed sites in North America and abroad important to the LGBTQ+ community. This exhibition combines a selection of portraits to serve as a reminder of the people who represented this community through a pivotal stage, with a group of images from his “Gay Sites” series which memorialize the places of their action, as well as formal monuments.
June 15, 2019 through July 27, 2019
Stephen Bulger Gallery
1356 Dundas Street West