Arts

Weird. Wild. Fascinating. Upsetting. These words and many more describe the world of David Lynch, the mastermind behind “Eraserhead,” “Blue Velvet” and “Twin Peaks.” Lynch’s aesthetic has proven irresistible for artists — like Michael Osinski, local out director and founder of The Antitode, a collective of artists creating productions that “blend contemporary pop culture with classic plots to create a new way of telling stories.”

 

Director Jack Hazan’s 1973 quasi-documentary about gay artist David Hockney, “A Bigger Splash,” takes its name from the title of one of Hockney’s seminal paintings.

The film depicts the artist’s breakup with Peter Schlesinger, his one-time lover and muse, and the impact that had on him, his work, as well as his coterie of friends.

At the top of the month, the work of Philly LGBTQ painters Amy Martin and Kelly McQuain were hung on the walls of William Way Community Center. Now, local photographers see a topic-wide last call for snaps for the Center’s upcoming "QUEERLIFEPHL” exhibit.

The 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots — one of the most important dates in LGBTQ history and an event that inspired queer liberation and visibility  — is June 29, and Philly arts advocates David Acosta and Janus Ourma are determined to honor the occasion with “Stonewall at 50,” an exhibition that gathers 60 LGBTQ Philadelphia-area artists and 110 works of art.

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