tender / queer online exhibition featuring ceramic artists from the LGBTQ+ community


Monday, June 6, 2022 - Thursday, June 30, 2022
All Day


tender / queer Exhibition

An Online Invitational Exhibition celebrating Pride Month featuring ceramic artists from the LGBTQ+ community

Guest Curated by Dustin Yager

Online Only: June 6 – 30

tender / queer is an Online Invitational Exhibition celebrating Pride Month through ceramics. It showcases the work of ceramic artists in the LGBTQ community who are deeply committed to their practice and to supporting the LGBTQ community at large. It has been guest curated by Dustin Yager. Participating artists include: Heather Mae Erickson, Phi Le, Ankia Major, Shea Burke, Maya Vivas and Aaron Caldwell.

Learn More: https://www.clayartcenter.org/events-at-clayartcenter/2022/6/tenderqueer-online-exhibition

Dustin Yager Curator Statement

“As LGBTQ artists, we open up the stories of our lives through our work, and how we talk about it—in person, online, and in writing. That act is not always entirely comfortable, ranging from empowering to eviscerating, tender to hurtful, blazing swords to wilted blossoms. The artists in this exhibition not only display an emotional range in their ceramic works, but also have deep engagements with their communities. Through creating spaces, depicting our queer lives, building connections, and living out and proud lives, they show that even our softest work has a core of incredible strength” Dustin Yager.

Dustin Yager Bio

Dustin Yager has been working with clay for more than a dozen years, carefully developing expertise in working with porcelain on the pottery wheel. Prior to coming to New York in 2016, he lived and worked in Minneapolis and Chicago. Dustin has exhibited his work across the country and internationally, and given presentations about his practice at the Walker Art Center, the National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) and Pecha Kucha Chicago. He is originally from Wyoming and now lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Register for our virtual artist talk on June 13 with Dustin Yager and some of the participating artists.

Event Location and Ticket Information

Date: Monday, June 6, 2022 - Thursday, June 30, 2022
Times: All Day

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: Clay Art Center
Presenter Phone: 9149372047
Presenter Website: www.clayartcenter.org

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