Exhibition Archive

July 23, 2010 to September 11, 2011
ONE Gallery, West Hollywood
626 North Robertson Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Find below listing of select exhibitions organized by ONE Archives or significant collaborators prior to 2011.

Greer Lankton: You Can’t Throw It Away: July 9 – September 17, 2011

ONE Archives joins artist Paul Monroe to present Greer Lankton: You Can’t Throw It Away, the first retrospective of artwork by Greer Lankton (1958-1996)The exhibition presents photographs, illustrations and over twenty-five doll-like sculptures by Lankton, as well as a selection of the artist’s personal effects and a suite of unseen photographs of Lankton and Monroe by artist Nan Goldin.

Never Alone: April 2 – June 26, 2011

ONE Archives and the Tom of Finland Foundation present a selection of erotic art from the foundation’s permanent collection.

Out of the Closet & Into the Street: Posters of LGBTQ Struggles & Celebrations: July 3 – September 26, 2010

Despite decades of affirmation and positive role models engendered by the LGBTQ liberation movements, discrimination based on gender and sexual orientation continues. Hospitals still refuse to allow lesbians and gays to be with their sick or dying partners by restricting visitation to “family” only. Same-sex couples are denied equal inheritance rights, pensions and health-care benefits, and lesbian and gay parents are often deniehd custody of their children. Violent attacks and homicides against members of the LGBTQ community continue and recent legal gains are tentative and subject to reversal: Californian’s right to marriage equality was taken away; open lesbians and gays continue to be excluded from the military; and as recently as February 2010, the Governor of Virginia signed an executive order deliberately removing gays and lesbians as a protected class in state-wide hiring procedures.

For more than 40 years, political posters have been one of the primary art forms to challenge oppression of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals and communities. Whether institutionalized through legislation or conducted culturally through physical violence or psychological negativity, this exhibition focuses on homophobia as a violation of human rights and uses the power of graphics to expose injustice, defend rights and celebrate victories.


Off Site

Onya Hogan-Finlay: My Taste in Men: March 21 – 25, 2011
Gayle & Ed Roski MFA Gallery, USC
Graduate Fine Arts Building (IFT)
3001 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007

ONE Archives joins Onya Hogan-Finlay, Master of Fine Arts (MFA) candidate at the USC’s Roski School of Fine Arts, to present My Taste in Men. This exhibition examines hidden treasures from ONE Archives’ art and archival collections and features a range previously “unseen” holdings including paintings, drawings, photos, videos, fanzines, protest placards, periodicals, buttons and banners that date back to early homophile culture, as well as FBI files on blacklisted artists.


Image: Installation photograph of Onya Hogan-Finlay’s My Taste in Men, March 21-25, 2011. Photograph by Joshua White