The In Our Words blog reviews the exhibitions The Great Refusal: Taking On New Queer Aesthetics and Roger Brown: This Boy’s Own Story at SAIC’s Sullivan Galleries.
The In Our Words blog reviews the exhibitions The Great Refusal: Taking On New Queer Aesthetics and Roger Brown: This Boy’s Own Story at SAIC’s Sullivan Galleries.
October 12

Exhibitions at SAIC’s Sullivan Galleries Earn More Attention

On October 5 In Our Words: Salon For Queers & Co.—an independent Chicago-based Queer Activist and Literary Salon—spotlighted SAIC exhibitions The Great Refusal: Taking On New Queer Aesthetics and Roger Brown: This Boy’s Own Story on view in the Sullivan Galleries. Noting the individual strengths of each exhibition, Kevin Sparrow argues a heightened conceptual and thematic dialogue occurs when both shows are viewed in tandem. “Seen side by side, both exhibitions elevate each other,” he states. “Brown’s work provides historical heft to the contemporary artists, while The Great Refusal constructs a context for Brown’s paintings to retain their relevance to queer aesthetics.”