PRIDE : A celebration of diversity, identity, and history

June 3 - 27, 2021 at the Plaxall Gallery

In creating this exhibit, the word Pride was used as a base for inspiration and interpretation. It was designed to be taken literally, conceptually or theoretically. We chose strong, personal work that addresses the issues being discussed today, as well as projects that frame the historical struggles of the LGBTQ+ community and its increasing acceptance into the ever changing mainstream.


This dynamic group of visual artists mostly come from the New York City area, but also from across the country, as well as from Argentina, Taiwan, Cuba, Spain, Venezuela and India.


It is a true representation of the diversity we strive for in our Queens community, and to a wider, more altruistic extent, in our country.



Alex Pigeon

Bradley Hoseley

Carmelo Amenta

Cassi Alexandra

Christopher Stout

Cristina Velasquez

Daniel Alvarado

Dan Halm

David De Lira

David Wes White

Edward Gia

Elianel Clinton

Erika Kapin

Frances Bukovsky


Friends of David and Tom: (Anita Vitalie, Cynthia Carr, Gracie Mansion, Jean Foos, Judy Glantzman,

Virginia Hourigan)


Gilberto Ruiz

Ismario Rodríguez

Ivana Larrosa

Jacob Grumulaitis

Jacqueline Silberbush

Jade Palmiotti

JaLeel Porcha

James Falciano

Jamie Ho

Jenna Petrone

Jesse Egner

Joe Klaus

Joel Handorff

Joey Regan

John Hanning

Jonathan Virginia Green

Jorge Mónaco

José Rafael Perozo

Joseph Radoccia

Joshua Tarplin

Keavy Handley-Byrne

Kelsey Sucena

Luisa Madrid

Mariette Pathy Allen

Michael Svizzero

Michela Griffo

Natalia L. Rudychev

Nicholas Loffredo

Nick Simko

Orestes Gonzalez

Pankaj Dahalia

Patricia Dahlman

Pierce Sapper

Rachael Warner

Raul De Lara

Ryan Aasen

Vincent CY Chen

Yorgos Efthymiadis

Zachary Francois

About the Team:

Orestes Gonzalez, Director of Photographic Programming at Culture Lab, Orestes Gonzalez is a photo artist and curator based in New York. His photography work relates to issues of nostalgia, family and the political and economic forces changing our country. He has curated over 20 photography shows since 2008, first at the Jeffrey Leder Gallery in LIC, then independently, since 2012. His curated exhibit “Disruption”, opened at the Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW) in 2018. Orestes has shown extensively in the US and Latin America, and is in the collections of The Perez Art Museum, Miami, and the book collections of The NY Metropolitan Museum, and The Museum of Modern Art, New York, among others. @orestesgonzalezfoto


Efrem Zelony-Mindell, Artist and Curator Efrem Zelony-Mindell is a white non-binary artist. Some of their curatorial endeavors include group shows: n e w f l e s h, Are You Loathsome, and This Is Not Here. They have written about art for FOAM, Unseen, DEAR DAVE, Rocket Science, SPOT, and essays for artists’ monographs. Their first book n e w f l e s h, published by Gnomic Book and shortlisted for the Paris Photo Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Award 2020, looks to study queerness beyond the body and is in the collections at 50 libraries and archives around the world. Efrem's second book Primal Sight, also published by Gnomic Book, is a survey of contemporary black-and-white photography and includes the work of 146 international artists.


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