Brooklyn-based performance artist Narcissister — who you might recognize from America’s Got Talent — is known for her mask and merkin. Her first solo exhibition, Narcissister is You, “explores the possibilities of identification through the act of self-reflection and self-love.” Check out her self-portraits, video, and scuptural installation beginning Jan. 10 at NYC’s envoy enterprises.
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Peter Weiermair, “a specialist in the field of the male nude with knowledge of gay artists working in Italy,” has curated a revealing exhibit by moonlighting Italian fashion photogs. Check out Diaries: An Anthology of Photography from Italy through Feb. 3 at NYC’s Leslie + Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. In the meantime, see a sampling of the artsy but possibly NSFW images here.
We’re big into Keith Haring, and now the late pop-street artist is getting a big exhibit — literally — at New Jersey’s Mana Contemporary. Sourced from a private collection, the show includes oversized pieces like a 1984 mural taken from the side of the FDR Drive, a leather painting, and a selection of Haring’s subway drawings. Make the trip.
Not to be confused with American Horror Story: Asylum, Alexander Kargaltsev’s bold photography project, Asylum, explores the lives of gay men — pictured naked to show their vulnerability, pride, and courage — who fled Russia for the U.S. due to the antigay hatred and violence they endured in their homeland.