Shipyard Styles; Bob Mizer Inspires

by Jim Provenzano

Bay Area Reporter

Tuesday April 26, 2022

Shipyard Styles; Bob Mizer Inspires

In continuing our particularly queer art exhibit coverage, two opportunities in almost opposite ends of town might interest you.

Hunters Point Spring Open Studios showcases a diverse array of 100+ visual artists' works. A little gay birdie told me that LGBTQ artists presenting their works include Carol Banfield (vibrant drawings), James Groleau (evocative landscapes), Marti McKee (etchings and agitprop poster art) and Bruce Katz (urban and country landscapes).

Shipyard Artists Open Studios, April 30 & May 1, 451 Galvez St. www.shipyardartists.com

Over in the Tenderloin, the Bob Mizer Foundation, located at vintage shop The Magazine, will open a new group exhibit, "Raw Mizer," with ten selected artists' work curated by Kyle Quinn of Raw Meat Collective.

The artists have made art directly and indirectly inspired by photos by Bob Mizer, the father of mid-20th-century homoerotic physique photography.

"Raw Mizer," May 5 (opening reception, 7pm-9pm) through May 26, 920 Larkin St. www.bobmizer.org

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