That's So Gay 2019

That's So Gay: Love is a Battlefield

A group exhibition celebrating new works by LGBTQ artists

Reception: Thursday, June 20, 7–10 p.m.
Artists' Talk: Tuesday, July 30, 7–9 p.m.

Alanna Kibbe
Alexa Hatanaka
April Aliermo
Camille Turner
Chandra Melting Tallow
Hampton Gerbrandt
Jah Grey
Karen Miranda Augustine
Leanne Powers
Mishann Lau + Tijiki Morris
Moses Tan
Oluseye + Fraser Collins
S. Bear Bergman
Sarah Sharkey Pearce + Mariangela Piccione

curated by Syrus Marcus Ware

The Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen Street West, Toronto

Exhibition hours:
Sun–Thurs: 11:00–7:00
Fri–Sat: 11:00–5:00

Black Futures Month poster

Black Futures Month exhibition

Global Pop Up: Toronto, Atlanta, Los Angeles
76 Geary Avenue, Toronto

Reception: 17 February 2019, 7–10 p.m.

Weekdays: 3:00–7:00 p.m.
Weekends: 12:00–4:00 p.m.

Artists: Diseiye Thompson, Gloria Swain, Jasmyn Fyffe, Karen Miranda Augustine, Kike Otuije, Kim Ninkuru, Kyisha Williams, Pete Owusu-Ansah, Ravyn Wngz, Rodney Diverlus

Encyclopedia Brown beaded patch by Karen Miranda Augustine


I've been creating some beaded patches for my Little Women series on latchkey girls.

Looking back on my own experience, I've been recalling cultural signifiers for myself as a start. Encyclopedia Brown books, I was turned onto after my parent's divorce by my new stepbrother.

Years prior, it was Enid Blyton, Gordon Korman, and Beverly Cleary titles that I would read in succession. But the child detective series was like reading Scooby Doo cartoons with a Hardy Boys edge. And I loved that.