ABOUT-FACE: 50 years after Stonewall. The Paintings of Joe Radoccia

June 1, 2019 to July 12, 2019


Hudson Valley artist, Joe Radoccia’s painted portraits pay homage to LGBTQ elders. Radoccia says his paintings “…represent our hard won freedom to be present, to be as out and visible and large as we want to be. The scale of the paintings acknowledges the magnitude of the change in attitudes and acceptance that has unfolded in the 50 years since Stonewall. They claim space in an open environment that did not exist when we were born, that did not exist for most of our lives, and that many of us thought we would never live to experience.

But the paintings are also very personal, About Faces, our faces, our individuality. As elders our faces become maps of what we have experienced, what we have each endured. The vulnerability of a work on paper, the intricacy of the mark making, and the way these come together to form the portraits mirror the delicate complexity of our negotiated paths that made us each who we are today.” This exhibition is in collaboration with CNY Pride & SAGE Upstate, Inc. and funded, in part by Bousquet Holstein, PLLC.

Caroline Cargo, Sylvie Destian, Lynn Fallon & Greg Daily, Julie Gozan & Tom Keck,
John Haritatos & Mark DeSalvia, Jeffery Herrick, Sr. & Moe Harrington,
Jack Mannion & Stephanie Miner, Deirdre Neilen, Diane Ogno, Rick Olanoff & Susan Wadley,
Deborah Rose, Mara Sapon-Shevin & Karen Sayers and Susie Weiss

Annemarie Deegan, Kathy Flack, Bob Gates & Deborah Welsh, GEGENSATZ PRESS, Ruth Heller/1199SEIU,
Joyce Homan, Mary Kuhn & Dave Thomas, Kim & Steve Linkinhoker, Anthony Malavenda & Martine Burat,
Sidney Manes, Jeremy McKay, Pam McLaughlin, Lauren & Walter Melnikow, Fred & Diane Murphy,
Shirley & Larry Novak, George Savage, Laurie Gilmore Selleck, Vince Sgambati, Jeff Unaitis and Amy Zamkoff

Anonymous, Bousquet Holstein, PLLC, Donald Blair & Nancy Dock, Caroline Cargo, Edgewood Gallery,
Therese A. Deegan, Ann Jamison, Rick Olanoff & Susan Wadley, Robert Sarason & Jane Burkhead and Sandra Hurd & Joel Potash

Walter Putter & Marilyn Smith

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