“Queeries”Art Opening to celebrate the work of Joseph Abbati
March 6 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
In March we are celebrating the work of Joseph Abbati!
The Art Opening starts at 8 PM sharp, and will go till 10 PM. Bring your friends, are all welcome! The Art program at Strut was founded the same year Magnet began back in 2003 and we’ve been exhibiting the work of a different queer artist each month ever since!
From the Artist
“Queeries” is Joseph Abbati’s inquiry on the masculine figure and forms of expression from a queer point of view. The paintings in this exhibit reveal masculine forms depicting queer identity, kinks, and beauty.
About the Artist
Joseph Abbati has lived in San Francisco for forty years. His professional background includes fashion and graphic design, creative direction, photography, and art. In 2017, he presented a one-man exhibit, “LARGER THAN LIFE”, at the Strut Gallery featuring eight San Francisco drag queens he photographed and made into tapestry portraits. The office of Senator Scott Wiener then invited him to exhibit “LARGER THAN LIFE” in June for Pride month at his State Building Office. In October of 2017, he began curating art exhibits for the office of Senator Scott Wiener. The first exhibit was titled “Housing” and included eighteen Bay Area artists examining housing in San Francisco. It was followed by a “Nite Life” themed exhibit featuring 25 artists in March 2018. For Pride month 2018, Joseph curated an exhibit called “Queerky” featuring 22 LGBTQ artists. In September of 2018, in conjunction with the Global Climate Action Summit, he is curating an exhibit looking at climate change. This September 2018 Joseph’s paintings will be shown at a group exhibit entitled “Friendly Fire” at the Wessling Gallery, San Francisco. He also has contributed artwork to be auctioned for Art for AIDS, Visual Aids, and Pulse: Acts of Love and Kindness.
If you have any questions about Strut’s art openings or this event, please feel free to contact our community events manager Baruch Porras Hernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org
Accessibility: There are no stairs to enter the lobby level at Strut from the street level. The building has three floors, and there is a stairwell with handrails and a wheelchair accessible elevator. There are 26 steps from the lobby to the 2nd floor and 48 steps from the lobby to the 3rd floor.