Doug Ischar
Honor Among: San Francisco 1987.
November 11, 2011 - January 14, 2012
Reception: November 11, 2011, 6 - 9pm
Chicago

Saturdays only, 12 - 6pm

Honor Among will feature multiple photographs taken during 1987 at the San Fransisco leather bar, The Eagle, alongside a 2007 single-channel video, back the way he came. Both illustrate the key embedded themes from Ischar's practice during the past twenty years: voyeurism and the position of the spectator, public sexuality, and representations of masculinity.

Kevin Killian, noted American author, playwright and poet, has written a text accompanying the exhibition.

Honor Among is Doug Ischar’s second solo exhibition with Golden Gallery. The first, Marginal Waters, was mounted in September 2009. Featuring a body of photographs from 1985, never seen in its entirety, that were taken on the now defunct Belmont Rocks in the city of Chicago, one of the most visible urban gay beaches in North America during the height of the AIDS crisis.

In January 2012, a presentation of Ischar’s 1993-1995 sculptural and video installation artwork will be exhibited at Golden Gallery, New York, followed by a week-long screening of his recent single-channel videos.

Press release (pdf)
Ischar CV (pdf)

Kevin Killian, "Doug Ischar's Honor Among" (pdf)
Michael Weinstein, NewCity, 2011.

Related exhibitions:
Doug Ischar, Marginal Waters, 2009.
Doug Ischar, Sleepless, 2012.
Gregg Bordowitz, Doug Ischar, Tom Kalin: Group Screening, 2012.
Doug Ischar, single channel video presentation, 2012.


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