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Uncanny Effects: Robert Giard’s Currents of Connection temporarily closed

The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art is temporarily closed in support of New York City’s efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, so “Uncanny Effects: Robert Giard’s Currents of Connection” is not currently on view. Although the exhibit is closed, you can read about it in these two articles. “Buffering the Lens” offers a glimpse of the exhibition and explains the approach of curators Ariel Goldberg and Noam Parness as they assembled this...

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Online panel to honor Robert Giard

Variously Documenting: Methods of Portraiture, on Zoom March 31st In conversation with the current exhibition Uncanny Effects: Robert Giard's Currents of Connection, this event brings together three contemporary photographers--Elliott Jerome Brown Jr., Naima Green, and Ian Lewandowski—who are documenting queer communities. Moderated by Ariel Goldberg, this conversation will explore how their specific photographic practices in and around portraiture relate to legacies of image-making in LGBTQ communities of the 1970s-1990s. The panel will take place on Zoom,...

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Terrence McNally and Maurice Berger

The Robert Giard Foundation is saddened by the deaths of Terrence McNally and Maurice Berger, whose portraits were taken by Robert Giard. The spread of COVID-19 and its accompanying public health precautions have left many of us feeling fearful and uncertain. Artists have the gift of embracing uncertainty and contradiction in all their beauty and strangeness, showing us other worlds within the one we inhabit, and uplifting us in difficult times. Their art lives within us.

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Recent Exhibitions

UNCANNY EFFECTS [Temporarily Closed]

Robert Giard’s Currents of Connection

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
212-431-2609
https://www.leslielohman.org/project/uncanny-effects

Robert Giard | Remembering Stonewall through Gay Sites & Portraits

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
Toronto, ON
1 416.504.0575
https://www.bulgergallery.com/events/38/