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July: Sav Rodgers

Sav Rodgers is a filmmaker and writer from Kansas City. His work often centers on the queer experience through a comedic or personal lens. He is the director of CHASING CHASING AMY, a feature documentary about the cultural impact of Chasing Amy (1997) on the greater LGBTQ+ community and the profound, lasting impression on his own life. Sav also delivered a TED Talk on the subject titled “The rom-com that saved my life.”

Please be advised. This work references acts of violence and contains adult language

No Reason For Celebration

Sav Rodgers, No Reason for Celebration, 2020; Archival footage documentary, Time: 10:30; Courtesy of the artist.

Madeline Holland

Madeline Holland (they/them or she/her) is a queer, non-binary, neurodivergent programmer and immersive media artist interested in educational and empathy-building applications of virtual reality, specifically its use by marginalized and underrepresented communities to share their own life experiences.

Feeling Green can be viewed as-is on a desktop computer, but it can be experienced more fully as an immersive animation with a VR headset or by using the Youtube mobile app for Apple or Android in conjunction with a smartphone headset such as Google Cardboard or something more DIY.

Madeline Holland (3-D art and 3-D animation) with Kay Holland (2-D animation) and CUTE ERROR (music), Feeling Green, 2020; Immersive music video, Time: 5:27; Courtesy of the artists

HANNAH MCBROOM

Working primarily in the realm of self-portraiture and narrative, Hannah McBroom depicts the transgender body as something familiar while exploring the politics of trans and cis culture. Her recent work deals with identities and themes found in trans pornography, specifically the way that bodies are depicted within the industry.

Hannah McBroom (b. 1993, Columbus, MS) graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art with an emphasis in Painting, which she followed up with a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Arkansas in 2019. She has attended residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and Chautauqua School of Art, and has exhibited nationally and internationally including The Red Clay Survey (Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL), Tapped (Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH), and International Painting Annual #6 and #9. She was also the recipient of an Artists 360 grant through the Mid-America Arts Alliance in 2018.

Hannah McBroom, Fixate, 2019; oil on canvas, 40 x 30 inches; Courtesy of the artist.

Hannah McBroom, Ghost, 2018-19; oil on sewn canvas, 84 x 74 inches; Courtesy of the artist.

Hannah McBroom, Holy, 2018-19; oil on canvas, 72 x 72 inches; Courtesy of the artist.

Hannah McBroom, Slip Away, 2018-19; oil on canvas, 60 x 72 inches; Courtesy of the artist.

Hannah McBroom, What You Came For, 2019; oil on canvas, 40 x 48 inches; Courtesy of the artist.

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