Dates: June 8 – Saturday June 30, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday June 8, 2012
Place: The Luggage Store
Address: 1007 Market St. (nr 6th), SF CA 94103,
Wednesday-Saturday 12-5r by appointment.
The Luggage Store Gallery is pleased to present
Cultural Confluences: The Art of Lenore Chinn celebrates the public unveiling of The Oracle Room, a painting for which Chinn has received a 2011 San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist Commission, in Visual Arts. It is contextualized by Chinn’s most iconic canvases which focus on Asian American and LGBT themes.
“Lenore Chinn’s large-scale photo-realist portrait and commemorative paintings illuminate her career as an artist and as an activist in San Francisco’s diverse LGBT and Asian-American communities (indeed they are not separate).
Participating in and interrupting the historical tradition of portrait painting, Chinn’s loving and intimate portraits of individuals and same-sex couples render visible and luminous subjects whose cultural identities are multiple and complex….”
—Harmony Hammond, Author, “Lesbian Art in America: A Contemporary History”
“The photo-realist picture plane in lenore Chinn’s paintings is painstakingly woven with brush strokes that portray her friends as members of another kind of American quilt— one that is stitched together by sexual difference and animated by a desire for social justice, human dignity, and even personal tenderness.”
—hung liu Artist; Professor of Art at mills College, oakland CA
click here to see Lenore’s write up in the Sf Gate!