Robert Martin 2 Bucks


In Plain Sight: Queer Rural Narratives from the Water and the Land

Old Masonic Hall
January 27 - April 28, 2024

Left: Robert Martin, Two Bucks (detail)

José Villalobos: A Las Escondidas

Saturday, Jan 27, 5pm • Arts District Lawn

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Opening Reception + Artist Talk

Saturday, Jan 27, 5-8pm • Old Masonic Hall
6pm – Artist talk with Robert Martin, José Villalobos, and Lindsey Cherek Waller

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Gay Love Letters + Artist Talk

Wednesday, Feb 14, 5:30pm • Old Masonic Hall
Featuring exhibiting artists Ben Cuevas and Janie Stamm

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Framed art on a wall

In Plain Sight: Queer Rural Narratives from the Water and the Land complicates assumptions about Queer history and what it means to be seen. The exhibition features the work of five artists, each of whom has a different relationship to rural ecologies and the impacts of extraction, whether physical or cultural. Their work contends with lived experience in smaller, more remote places, the two-way flow of influence between rural and urban areas, and the ways climate change highlights parallels between the treatment of vulnerable ecosystems and populations. Whether by piecing together family lineages or inserting themselves into alternate realities, the artists in In Plain Sight revive and construct narratives of queer existence, resistance, and enduring vitality in rural environments.

Exhibiting Artists:

Ben Cuevas -
Lindsey Cherek Waller -
Robert Martin -
Janie Stamm -
José Villalobos -


Above: Ben Cuevas, Untitled (Joshua Tree) I

Right: Janie Stamm, Ghosts of Gays Past (detail)

janie stamm - ghosts of gays past