It’s Much Louder Than Before

Alannah Farrell
Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski
Anthony Peyton Young
Brea Weinreb
Christopher Udemezue
Constance Tenvik
DeSe Escobar
Drake Carr
James Bartolacci
Juliana Huxtable
Justin Yoon
Krzysztof Strzelecki
Linda Simpson
Marcel Alcalá
Matthew Leifheit
Paulson Lee
Robert Andy Coombs
Shahin Sharafaldin
Trevon Latin

August 14 - September 18, 2021

 

Leather-clad cruisers, charismatic glamazons, and ecstatic pleasure-seekers of all proclivities find themselves writhing on the dance floor in It’s Much Louder Than Before. This group exhibition features new work by 19 artists and is on view at 2660 S La Cienega Blvd from August 14 – September 18. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, August 14, 2021, 6-8pm. The exhibition is organized by James Bartolacci and Stefano di Paola.

It’s Much Louder Than Before explores various communities and aesthetics of queer nightlife. From libertine sex parties to the glitz of discos to the queer nightclub as a historic space for organizing and political activity, the importance of these parties and locales in creating connection has been amplified by their absence in the pandemic.

Beginning with the physical space as a locus, the exhibition also explores amorphous and ever-changing sites of sonic experimentation and self-expression, as well as the radiating experiences of melting eroticism, underground decadence, and the pagan religiosity of worshiping flesh. Composed of endless variations of status, identity, and homespun fashions, dark and pounding dance floors is the ritual site that brings them together.

A percentage of the sales from this exhibition will be donated to REACH LA, a youth-driven organization serving LGBTQ+ people of color and their communities to encourage creative expression, provide supportive safe spaces, and promote health and wellness since 1992.

It’s Much Louder Than Before

Alannah Farrell
Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski
Anthony Peyton Young
Brea Weinreb
Christopher Udemezue
Constance Tenvik
DeSe Escobar
Drake Carr
James Bartolacci
Juliana Huxtable
Justin Yoon
Krzysztof Strzelecki
Linda Simpson
Marcel Alcalá
Matthew Leifheit
Paulson Lee
Robert Andy Coombs
Shahin Sharafaldin
Trevon Latin

August 14 - September 18, 2021

EXHIBITION TEXT

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It's Much Louder Than Before, 2021, Anat Ebgi, Installation view
It's Much Louder Than Before, 2021, Anat Ebgi, Installation view
Drake Carr Gay Bar Painting (Gay Stare), 2021
Acrylic paint on paper pulp and wood panel 96 x 30 x 2 1/2 inches
Drake Carr Gay Bar Painting (Gay Stare), 2021
Detail
Drake Carr Gay Bar Painting (Gay Stare), 2021
Detail
It's Much Louder Than Before, 2021, Anat Ebgi, Installation view
It's Much Louder Than Before, 2021, Anat Ebgi, Installation view
Marcel Alcalá Fierce Drag Jewels (Portrait of Jacob Pollin), 2021
Oil on linen 60 x 48 inches
Marcel Alcalá Fierce Drag Jewels (Portrait of Jacob Pollin), 2021
Detail
Marcel Alcalá Fierce Drag Jewels (Portrait of Jacob Pollin), 2021
Detail
It's Much Louder Than Before, 2021, Anat Ebgi, Installation view
Krzysztof Strzelecki Pool Party, 2021
Glazed ceramic earthware 20 7/8 x 20 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches
Krzysztof Strzelecki Pool Party, 2021
Alternate view
Krzysztof Strzelecki Pool Party, 2021
Alternate view
Paulson Lee The Hills, 2019
Oil on panel 20 x 16 inches
Paulson Lee The Hills, 2019
Detail
Paulson Lee The Hills, 2019
Detail
It's Much Louder Than Before, 2021, Anat Ebgi, Installation view
Shahin Self Portrait, 2021
Oil on canvas 48 x 36 inches
Shahin Self Portrait, 2021
Detail
Shahin Self Portrait, 2021
Detail
It's Much Louder Than Before, 2021, Anat Ebgi, Installation view
Christopher Udemezue Blue Mountains and the Stain of William Thomas Beckford, 2017
Archival digital print, framed 25 x 35 1/4 inches
It's Much Louder Than Before, 2021, Anat Ebgi, Installation view
It's Much Louder Than Before, 2021, Anat Ebgi, Installation view
It's Much Louder Than Before, 2021, Anat Ebgi, Installation view
James Bartolacci Sweaty Steamy Night Out, 2021
Oil and flashe on canvas 36 x 48 inches / 91.4 x 121.9 cm
James Bartolacci Sweaty Steamy Night Out, 2021
Detail
Anthony Peyton Young Train Ride Home, 2021
Acrylic on canvas 40 x 30 inches
Anthony Peyton Young Train Ride Home, 2021
Detail
Anthony Peyton Young Train Ride Home, 2021
Detail
It's Much Louder Than Before, 2021, Anat Ebgi, Installation view
Matthew Leifheit They Live By Night, 2019
Dye sublimation print on aluminum 10 x 6 3/4 inches
Matthew Leifheit The Ice Palace, 2019
Dye sublimation print on aluminum 10 x 6 3/4 inches
Matthew Leifheit Mike, 2019
Dye sublimation print on aluminum 10 x 6 3/4 inches
It's Much Louder Than Before, 2021, Anat Ebgi, Installation view
Constance Tenvik Supernature, 2021
Oil, oil pastel, and charcoal on canvas 60 x 102 inches
Constance Tenvik Supernature, 2021
Oil, oil pastel, and charcoal on canvas 60 x 102 inches
Constance Tenvik Supernature, 2021
Detail
Constance Tenvik Supernature, 2021
Detail
Constance Tenvik Supernature, 2021
Detail
It's Much Louder Than Before, 2021, Anat Ebgi, Installation view
It's Much Louder Than Before, 2021, Anat Ebgi, Installation view
It's Much Louder Than Before, 2021, Anat Ebgi, Installation view
Justin Yoon Ghosts of Summer, 2021
Acrylic, acrylic gouache, glitter on canvas 30 x 30 inches
Justin Yoon Ghosts of Summer, 2021
Detail
Justin Yoon Ghosts of Summer, 2021
Detail
Anthony Peyton Young Genesis, 2021
Bleach, charcoal, chalk, and acrylic on denim 18 x 24 inches
Anthony Peyton Young Genesis, 2021
Detail
Anthony Peyton Young Genesis, 2021
Detail
James Bartolacci Junlin And Their Handmade Top, 2021
Pastel on paper 24 x 18 inches
James Bartolacci Junlin And Their Handmade Top, 2021
Detail
Anthony Peyton Young In the Heat of the Night, 2021
Pencil on paper 16 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches
Justin Yoon Fantasy of Loneliness, 2021
Acrylic, acrylic gouache, glitter on canvas 16 x 20 inches
Justin Yoon Fantasy of Loneliness, 2021
Detail
Justin Yoon Fantasy of Loneliness, 2021
Detail
Alannah Farrell 2nd Avenue Fantasy (The Cock), 2021
Acrylic, flashe, and oil on canvas 40 x 16 inches
Alannah Farrell 2nd Avenue Fantasy (The Cock), 2021
Detail
Alannah Farrell 2nd Avenue Fantasy (The Cock), 2021
Detail
Drake Carr Gay Bar Bathroom Painting, 2021
Acrylic paint on paper pulp and wood panel 96 x 30 x 2 1/2 inches
Drake Carr Gay Bar Bathroom Painting, 2021
Detail
Drake Carr Gay Bar Bathroom Painting, 2021
Detail
Brea Weinreb Mademoiselles of Gay Beach (San Francisco Pride 2018), 2021
Oil on canvas 30 x 40 inches
Brea Weinreb Mademoiselles of Gay Beach (San Francisco Pride 2018), 2021
Brea Weinreb Mademoiselles of Gay Beach (San Francisco Pride 2018), 2021
Linda Simpson Aner Shaves Craig, 1990
Photograph 19 1/2 x 13 inches
Anthony Peyton Young Train Ride Home, 2021
Pencil on paper 16 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches
Linda Simpson House of Xtravaganza, 1988
Photograph 19 1/2 x 13 inches
Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski Shadow Toucher, 2021
Watercolor, gouache, color pencil, airbrush, and acrylic 30 x 22 inches
Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski Shadow Toucher, 2021
Detail
Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski Shadow Toucher, 2021
Detail
Trevon Latin knead myself (pink), 2021
Fabric, sequin, upholstry cord 36 inches (diameter)
It's Much Louder Than Before, 2021, Anat Ebgi, Installation view
Trevon Latin knead myself (pink), 2021
Detail
Trevon Latin knead myself (pink), 2021
Detail
It's Much Louder Than Before, 2021, Anat Ebgi, Installation view
It's Much Louder Than Before, 2021, Anat Ebgi, Installation view
Shahin Sharafaldin Nicholas in the Belvedere, 2021
OIl on canvas 48 x 36 inches
Shahin Sharafaldin Nicholas in the Belvedere, 2021
Detail
Shahin Sharafaldin Nicholas in the Belvedere, 2021
Detail
Anthony Peyton Young Midknyte, 2021
Detail
It's Much Louder Than Before, 2021, Anat Ebgi, Installation view
Anthony Peyton Young Midknyte, 2021
Detail
It's Much Louder Than Before, 2021, Anat Ebgi, Installation view
Paulson Lee Date Night, 2019
Oil on panel 40 x 20 inches
Paulson Lee Date Night, 2019
Detail
Paulson Lee Date Night, 2019
Detail
It's Much Louder Than Before, 2021, Anat Ebgi, Installation view
Constance Tenvik The Lovers, 2021
Oil, oil pastel, and charcoal on canvas 60 x 51 inches
Constance Tenvik The Lovers, 2021
Detail
Constance Tenvik The Lovers, 2021
Oil, oil pastel, and charcoal on canvas 60 x 51 inches
Christopher Udemezue Untitled (Taken by the loa with a knife in her hand, she cut the throat of a pig and they all swore to kill all the whites on the island), 2017
Archival digital pring, framed 25 x 35 1/4 inches
Marcel Alcalá 5am view of DTLA, 2021
Oil on linen 18 x 18 inches
Marcel Alcalá 5am view of DTLA, 2021
Detail
Marcel Alcalá 5am view of DTLA, 2021
Detail
Linda Simpson Lady Bunny, 1992
Photograph 23 x 32 inches
Paulson Lee Stage Fright, 2019
Oil on panel 20 x 16 inches
Paulson Lee Stage Fright, 2019
Detail
Paulson Lee Stage Fright, 2019
Detail
Justin Yoon Fantasy of Nostalgia, 2021
Acrylic, acrylic on gouache, glitter on canvas 20 x 24 inches
Justin Yoon Fantasy of Nostalgia, 2021
Detail
Justin Yoon Fantasy of Nostalgia, 2021
Detail
Anthony Peyton Young Midknyte, 2021
Acrylic on canvas 24 x 20 inches

EXHIBITION TEXT

 

Leather-clad cruisers, charismatic glamazons, and ecstatic pleasure-seekers of all proclivities find themselves writhing on the dance floor in It’s Much Louder Than Before. This group exhibition features new work by 19 artists and is on view at 2660 S La Cienega Blvd from August 14 – September 18. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, August 14, 2021, 6-8pm. The exhibition is organized by James Bartolacci and Stefano di Paola.

It’s Much Louder Than Before explores various communities and aesthetics of queer nightlife. From libertine sex parties to the glitz of discos to the queer nightclub as a historic space for organizing and political activity, the importance of these parties and locales in creating connection has been amplified by their absence in the pandemic.

Beginning with the physical space as a locus, the exhibition also explores amorphous and ever-changing sites of sonic experimentation and self-expression, as well as the radiating experiences of melting eroticism, underground decadence, and the pagan religiosity of worshiping flesh. Composed of endless variations of status, identity, and homespun fashions, dark and pounding dance floors is the ritual site that brings them together.

A percentage of the sales from this exhibition will be donated to REACH LA, a youth-driven organization serving LGBTQ+ people of color and their communities to encourage creative expression, provide supportive safe spaces, and promote health and wellness since 1992.