Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Queer photography anyone? Robert Giard exhibition opens Friday

Above: Robert Giard, Ana Marie Simo, 1990, gelatin silver print, 16 x 20 inches. 
© Estate of Robert Giard / Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery
Just as You Are: Portraits by Robert Giard opens this Friday May 4th at the University of Toronto Arts Centre (UTAC).

Robert Giard's black and white portraits of gay and lesbian literary figures capture an extraordinary cultural moment in 80s and 90s America. This exhibition features forty vintage prints from the Estate of Robert Giard (1939-2002). It also includes eight portraits of gay and lesbian Canadian writers recently donated to the University College collection by Jonathan Silin.

The opening reception will begin at 7:30 and it will be preceded by a panel discussion on Giard's work, portraiture, and psychoanalysis (from 6:00 to 7:30). All CLGA friends and supporters are invited to attend the panel and reception, just note that RSVP is required.

Location: UTAC art lounge 15 King’s College Circle (University of Toronto)
RSVP: 416-978-1838 or

Just As You Are: Portraits by Robert Giard April 28 - June 30, 2012
Curated by Diana Gore, Renée van der Avoird, and Julia Cyr.

For more information about UTAC and this exhibition, please visit the UTAC website at:

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