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THINGS: a queer legacy of graphic art and play

THINGS: a queer legacy of graphic art and play

An exhibition of objects made by queer artists best known for their work in journalism, performance, film, and video
Cheryl Dunye in a publicity image related to The Watermelon Woman, c. 1996. Photo by James Ford. Courtesy of Cheryl Dunye

Memoirs of a Watermelon Woman

An exhibition celebrating the legacy of queer filmmaker Cheryl Dunye and the twentieth anniversary of her seminal film The Watermelon Woman
Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Figure with Poppies, after R.B.N. (2604), 2015. Pigment print, 34 x 44 inches. Edition 1/5. Courtesy of the artist

A Subtle Likeness

This exhibition explores notions of biomythography and non-traditional archiving through performance, photography, collage, video, and sound installation to collectively merge personal histories and recontextualized narratives to hold space for a queer, Black radical tradition
M. Lamar, Deathlessness (Awaiting an Awakening), Still from Funeral Doom Spiritual, 2016. Digital video. Courtesy of the artist

M. Lamar: Funeral Doom Spiritual

Drawing on Negro Spirituals that call for the end times, what Lamar calls Doom Spirituals, this installation at ONE Archives exhumes legacies of racial violence while longing for the forthcoming destruction of white supremacy
Olaf Odegaard, Title unknown, c. 1985. Mixed media collage. ONE Archives at the USC Libraries

Cock, Paper, Scissors

This exhibition brings together works by an intergenerational group of fifteen queer artists who explore the collaged page or the scrapbook with diverse, erotically inclined tactics
Sheree Rose, CLUB FUCK at the Christopher Street Pride Parade, 1991. Bob Flanagan and Sheree Rose Collection. ONE Archives at the USC Libraries

FUCK! Loss, desire, pleasure

This exhibition examines the legacy of the nightclub known as FUCK!, a gritty liminal space oppositional to both the neighborhood’s largely men-only leather bars as well as the clean-cut bars of West Hollywood
KillyJoy's Kastle Haunted House

KillJoy’s Kastle: A Lesbian Feminist Haunted House

This haunted house of freaky feminist skill sharing and paranormal consciousness-raising reanimates the archive of lesbian herstory with all its wonders and thorny complications. Expect horror.
Art Aids America

Art AIDS America

Art AIDS America examines 30 years of artistic production made in response to the AIDS epidemic in the United States
Chuck Arnett, Lone Biker, c. 1960s. Oil on canvas in cabinet door, 17 x 29 inches. Robert Prager Collection. ONE Archives at the USC Libraries

Dress Codes: Chuck Arnett & Sheree Rose

Dress Codes highlights two recent donations to the collections at ONE Archives at the USC Libraries: paintings, drawings, and ephemera by San Francisco artist Chuck Arnett, and photographs and video by Los Angeles performance artist Sheree Rose.
Emmanuel Guillaud, Installation photograph of (I/O-) Side. Installation in No Man’s Land – in the former (about to be destroyed) buildings of the French Embassy in Tokyo, 2009-2010. Courtesy of the artist


One of the most iconic architectures of public sex, the glory hole, is usually equated with its obverse: the phallus.