ImageOut Art Presents
Two Critically Acclaimed Photographers
Two separate exhibitions held together with a common theme – identity and culture.
Ben’n Yalhalhj / Soy de Yalálag /I’m from Yalalag
Opening September 3 at Gallery Q at the Out Alliance
100 College Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
Fabian uses photography to explore and connect with her cultural and ancestral roots, the indigenous Yalaltec Zapotec people from Yalálag, an indigenous village in Oaxaca, Mexico. The title of the series is in three languages: Zapotec, Spanish, and English giving perspective to the complex relationship between language and culture. Using both collected photographs of her family and photographs she made documenting the Zapotec people in Yalálag, the series is aimed at connecting and better understand her own identity and worldview. “I’m trying to weave a net in order to talk about my ancestral Zapotec history – from our family perspective. In order to appreciate cultures from a meaningful place, especially native cultures, we need to have the chance to talk about ourselves and be seen from our own human stories” states Fabian.
Opening Reception: September 7, 6:00-9:00pm. Exhibit closes on September 23, 2018
Gallery Q at the Out Alliance Hours
Monday and Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00am-8:00pm
Cross Color Vintage Prints
Opening September 7 at Visual Studies Workshop
31 Prince Street, Rochester, NY 14607
Lola Flash confronts issues of sexuality, gender identity, gender expression, racism, ageism, and AIDS, all of which mingle with her own identity as a queer woman of color. Flash mainly deals in portraiture of well-known intellects and activists as well as ordinary individuals made extraordinary through her lens. Much of her work speaks to how visual perceptions and representations of skin color or gender identity can impact not only the individual psyche, but also economic and social opportunities. Flash considers these issues from both an individual and societal perspective, always optimistic for positive changes. ImageOut is exhibiting Flash’s work confronting AIDS from the 1980s and 1990s. The vibrant color in the photographs is inverted visually conveying the artist’s feelings of chaos, pain, and loss, as well as anger “towards many of the institutions that silently watched us die.”
Opening Reception: September 7, 6:00-9:00pm. Exhibit closes on October 27, 2018
Visual Studies Workshop Gallery Hours