Rags and Riches

June 10 – August 26 @ Maggi Peyton Gallery

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, Rags and Riches is an exhibition celebrating the vitality of the LGBTQIA art and performance community. A family gathering of sorts, the exhibition is organized around the diverse photographic works of Jean Sonderand, whose behind-the-scenes views into drag, theater, dance, and performance art spaces reveal the grace, humor, and intimacy of the queer-arts community. Featured alongside this archive are a number of artists seen in the images themselves, who have been invited to exhibit a variety of artworks, including paintings, poetry, and personal ephemera, opening a door between the public and private experiences that blossom between members of the LGBTQIA community.

Please join us at Maggi Peyton gallery on June 10th from 6 – 8pm for the opening reception of Rags and Riches, hosted by and located within the Manhattan Borough President’s Office at 1 Centre St. on the 19th Floor. Spoken word and movement performance at 7pm, featuring Rodney Brown and Bri Frei Foster.

Note: Enter the municipal building through the South entrance. FYI, there is a security checkpoint for bags and a metal detector. The gallery is located just off the lobby of the President’s Office.

Press (Untapped Cities)

Guest artists:

Vicente Ugartechea

Malcolm-X Betts

Margaux King

Marina Lebarthe del Solar

Christopher Sonny Martinez

James Wilson (Paisley Fields)

Egon Suds

Robert Pollack

Ricardo Osmondo Francis

Carson Parish

Bri Frei Foster

Erin Smego

Rodney A. Brown

Lily Pook-Ryan

Sharang Biswas

Joey Mirabile (The Glitter Cove)

Gender Fail

Mike Stinavage

Jonathan Morpurgo (Tahrir Scarf)

Lucien Samaha

Yoshi Coryne

Rumi Missabu (Original Cockette)

This exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Raluca Ro┼ču who lives on in the heart of the LGBTQIA community, and in every photo that I take.

Maggi Peyton Gallery was dedicated by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, in honor of Maggi Peyton’s lifelong civic service, and is host to a series of monthly exhibitions that highlight the cultural life of New York’s residents. It is located within the Manhattan Borough President’s Office at the historic David N. Dinkins Municipal Building at 1 Centre St. 19th Floor, New York, NY 10007 Tel: 212-669-8300 M-F 10am to 6pm