Last weekend, I was very excited to be at Photo LA and to have "Best Little Cowboy" chosen to be part of the Round Whole Square Peg exhibit. Thanks to curators Claudia Bartlett, Paul Bridgewater, Ruben Esparza, Bert Green and Phil Tarley, who included me. I really loved and was inspired by all the amazing photography at Barker Hangar.
If you are not familiar with the event, it is the longest-running international photographic art exposition on the West Coast. Thousands of visitors streamed in and out of Barker Hanger, the site of the exhibition. Held in Santa Monica, the exhibition included galleries from Japan, the Netherlands, China, New York and more.
The Round Hole Square Peg competition is an annual, open call, juried photography competition conceived with "the intent to question and acquire a fresh LGBTQ visual culture for the 21st century. Be on the vanguard. Help create a new wave of queer art and soul."
Much of the exhibit was bright, colorful, in your face fun, and super queer and fun. As a black-and-white self-portrait, my piece had a decidedly quieter, less urban, campy and commercial feel. I was proud to have been included, and will continue to follow this wonderful competition and show in the future.