Darin Klein & Friends Present: Suzanne Wright + Queer Pile-up!

Suzanne cleared wallspace in anticipation of...

Queer Pile-up!

21st Century Queer Artists Identify Themselves, hottt off the press

Pocket Niko & Nathan Jones perform in front of Suzanne's work-in-progress, Cockpit

Zac Monday reads tarot cards in the back alley

Daniela Sea performs in front of Suzanne's work-in-progress, Cockpit

Micha Cárdenas & Elle Mehrmand perform Virus Circus

Just like we promised... Queer Pile-up!

April 17
Queer Pile-up!
Plus… ‘Zine release party:
21st Century Queer Artists Identify Themselves
Local queer artists were invited to bring work to the studio for a one-night exhibition. All mediums were welcomed, with wall space available on a first-come, first-served basis. 24 artists brought everything they needed for installing their drawings, paintings, photos, videos and sculptures. Pocket Niko and Nathan Jones performed live electronic guitar and keyboard (their very first show ever, and the music was really sweet!). Daniela Sea improvised a movement piece in front of Suzanne’s work-in-progress, Cockpit. Micha Cárdenas and Elle Mehrmand performed Virus Circus, a new piece involving amplified electronic sounds created by the proximity of their bodies to one another. But wait, there’s more: Jen Smith brought a homemade vegetarian feast for everyone to enjoy and Zac Monday did tarot readings in the back alley. Whew!

Visual artists: Sadie Barnette, Eden Batki, bodega vendetta, Chris Diaz & Vivian Babuts, Drew Dunlap, Kelly Eginton, Deanna Erdmann, Eve Fowler with Math Bass and Martha Windahl, Brian Gainey, Kate Gilbert, Michael Hayden, Kuan Hwa, Larissa Brantner James, Dave Jones, Anthony Lepore, Zac Monday, Andrew Printer, prvtdncr, Mina Rahnema, Christopher Russell, Jimena Sarno, Daniela Sea, Jen Smith, Elysa Voshell, Suzanne Wright, Joe Yorty

Also featured tonight was 21st Century Queer Artists Identify Themselves, a ‘zine by and about queer artists living and working in the 21st Century. A resource for sharing information and educating ourselves and our peers. A guide to identifying, contacting and inspiring each other. Artists from from around the world were invited, and 59 participants answered the call, each producing 100 standard size copies of images and/or texts documenting or representing their work. Contributors were instructed to include biographical info, web and email addresses and artist statements on the backside. The pages were collated alphabetically and stapled together. The result: 100 ‘zines including all the submissions, released to the public tonight at the Queer Pile-up!

‘Zine contributors:
Adam J. Ansell, Brent Armendinger, Eden Batki, Christopher Baughman, Jennifer Blowdryer, bodega vendetta, Erich Bollmann, George Bolster, Kathrin Burmester, Enrique Castrejon, osvaldo cibils, Kelly Cline, Tracy Dishman, Drew Dunlap, Kelly Eginton, Deanna Erdmann, Edie Fake, Daphne Fitzpatrick, Brian Gainey, Paul Gellman, Abel Baker Gutierrez, Michael Hayden, Kate Hoffman, Onya Hogan-Finlay, Larissa Brantner James, Dave Jones, Dawn Kasper, Hedi El Kholti, Darin Klein, David LeBarron, Anthony Lepore, Matt Lipps, Marget Long, Ian Mackinnon, Lucas Michael, Joanne Mitchell, Sharon Molloy, Ali Naschke-Messing, Amir Nikravan, Maria E. Piñeres, Joshua Ploeg, Andrew Printer, prvtdncr, Steven Reigns, Christopher Russell, Jimena Sarno, Daniela Sea, Zachary Sharrin, Cedar Sigo & John Huston, Jen Smith, Max Steele, Margaret Tedesco, Elysa Voshell, Jim Winters, Suzanne Wright, The Yes Men, Joe Yorty, Austin Young


  1. visual artist also include:
    Mina Rahnema

    What a wonderful event!

  2. Thanks Mina! So sorry your name momentarily escaped the list! You are the best. DK

  3. Congratulations to the entire pile!