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Currently in the Guest Artist Gallery

January 26th - October 31st 2018

MEN as seen through the lens of inkedKenny

inkedKenny's photography is fantastic; dark, sexy, stylish & with an artistic sophistication which appears prodigiously to transcend this relative newcomers tenure behind the lens. By looking within himself, he found his passion & discovered a new way to look. at (& artistically present) the world; through the lens of a camera. With his natural talent & a sharp intrinsic eye, inkedKenny learned by doing & found a new calling in the process. His journey shows how your world can be when you open your eyes to the possibilities around you.

Short Ones | Long Ones:
Time based work by Heather Raquel Phillips

Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm
November 4th – November 25th 2018

The Leather Archives & Museum is pleased to present this program of 11 works by multimedia artist, Heather Raquel Phillips. Ranging in duration from 1 minute to 34 minutes, and from performative action videos, loops, and genre-defying experimental works, Phillips’ time based work centers, and renders radically visible, her Philadelphia community of femme, POC, trans, and kinky rebels.

Positioning herself on both sides of the camera lens, Phillips frames and is framed by an intimate, critical, celebratory, and don’t-give-a-f**k gaze and sensibility that stirs the visual pot of taste, tropes, and stereotypes of various normativities.

Heather Raquel Phillips is a mixed race artist living and working in Philadelphia. Phillips explores the intersections of race, class, sexuality & gender through the use of text, video, photo, and objects. By equally employing both documentary and conceptual practices, Phillips develops her documentary research into conceptual projects.

Phillips received her BFA from Tyler School of Art (2008) and her MFA from University of Pennsylvania (2016) where she was the recipient of the prestigious Toby Devon Lewis Fellowship & the Stuart Egnal Scholarship Award. She has recently exhibited at Mama Gallery, LA, the Ice Box Project Space, Grizzly Grizzly and NAPOLEON in Philadelphia, BLAM Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, The Leather Archives & Museum, Chicago, and Hyphen Gallery in D.C. This year she has had a solo show at James Oliver Gallery and a 2 person show at Space 1026 in Philadelphia.

Phillips is a lecturer of Fine Arts at The University of Pennsylvania, a member of the artist run gallery, NAPOLEON, Ms. Philadelphia Leather 2017, and a 2017 recipient of the Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant.