Marriage at Queer Thoughts

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Artists: Olga Balema, Quintessa Matranga, Lulou Margarine, Guillaume Maraud, Tariq Alvi, Rodrigo Hernández

Exhibition title: Marriage

Venue: Queer Thoughts, New York, US

Date:  June 29 – July 31, 2016

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Queer Thoughts

A marriage is an alliance made in summer; an opportune time when vernal buds rupture the bract and unfurl petals towards pollination. A latent strain of violence can mature into a barbaric fecundity at this time of year, spilling acrid liquid on the streets. A wedding attests to the auspices of a union and if it will be a productive one, economically and spiritually, for the partners and the community. There are many weddings throughout the year but it’s always nice to go to one in summer (but if it rains it’s shit). A year ago the United States Supreme Court determined, through an act of negation, that same-sex couples may be married legally, welcoming previously disenfranchised identities into the protection and oversight of the law. Like other ancient technologies, marriage imparts an air of certitude to the unforeseeable future, engendering ostensible strength and control. “Give me your wheat and I’ll give you my corn”.

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Quintessa Matranga, I’m a Shinigami, 2016
Oil on canvas, 18h x 18w inches

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Quintessa Matranga, Humans Are So Interesting, 2016
Oil on canvas, 18h x 18w inches

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Rodrigo Hernández, Petit Musc, 2016
Rice paper, wood, India ink, 18h x 12.5w inches

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Olga Balema, The Ancient World circa 1955, 2016
Map, latex, pigment, acrylic paint, 32.5h x 46.5w x 6d inches

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Tariq Alvi, Invitation (Meat), 2016
Digital print on cardstock, 6.25h x 8.4w inches

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Guillaume Maraud, untitled 7 (23.10 — 5.12.2015, PARIS), 2015
Beech wood, acrylic paint, plexiglas pearl, 10.25h x 9w inches

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Guillaume Maraud, untitled 9 (23.10 — 5.12.2015, PARIS), 2015
Beech wood, acrylic paint, plexiglas pearl, 10.25h x 9w inches

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Guillaume Maraud, untitled 1 (23.10 — 5.12.2015, PARIS), 2015
Beech wood, acrylic paint, plexiglas pearl, 10.25h x 9w inches

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Lulou Margarine, Avant-Garde Flower, 2016
Acrylic on paper. 40h x 40w inches.

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Lulou Margarine, Avant-Garde Flower, 2016
Acrylic on paper. 40h x 40w inches.

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Lulou Margarine, Avant-Garde Flower, 2016
Acrylic on paper. 40h x 40w inches.

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