The Tassels Have Tassels – images by A.R Havel
December 5, 2020 – January 4, 2021
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 5, 6pm
A collage of dusty tchotchkes, new wave records, and gay hang-overs; some high-saturated saintly prayers sent through smoke-screens and served on a silver platter of rotting road-kill. Behind the ragged velvet curtain, a.r. havel showcases collaborative maximalist portraits, spot-lighting theater and queer kinship. The installation includes prints of medium format photographs, elements of his original scenography, and a theater set that will evolve over the course of the showing.
a.r. havel is a multi-disciplinary artist originally from Payaya land, San Antonio, Texas. He inherited medium-format cameras from his grandfather, a prolific wedding photographer. In collaboration with radical theater ensemble Jump-Start performance Co. and following the lead of the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, he trained in a community-activated form of artistic practice. He has lived in Bulbancha, New Orleans, for 7 years.
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