will focus on the exploration of a gender spectrum, across cultures and generations, in the formation of personal and collective identities and visual narratives. Beyond Binary
will celebrate trans and gender-nonconforming artists who engage the body as both a form and site of social sculpture and who challenge established narratives of art history to become more inclusive, while working across media and transdisciplinarily. Through this project we are participating in the Feminist Art Coalition (FAC), a platform fostering collaborations between arts institutions that aim to make their public commitment to social justice and structural change. FAC seeks to generate cultural awareness of feminist thought, experience, and action. These projects are scheduled to take place during the Fall 2020 presidential election cycle and Spring 2021 due to COVID-19 related postponements. More about the Feminist Art Coalition here
Our exhibition is being organized by the Fine Arts Gallery's Sharon E. Bliss and Kevin B. Chen in collaboration with independent writer and curator Roula Seikaly. Participating artists include: Cassils, Jayasri Alhamdaputri, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Craig Calderwood, Caroline Wells Chandler, Jeffrey Cheung, Ben Cuevas, Demian DinéYazhi', Nicki Green, MCXT (Monica Canilao + Xara Thustra), E. "Oscar" Maynard, Marilyn Roxie, Vivek Shraya, Eli Thorne, Alok Vaid-Menon, Chris E. Vargas, and Jess Wu.