Exhibition Runs: August 9 – September 16, 2021
Reception & Artist Talks *Canceled*
Taking into account current variants / rising case numbers across community, and in consultation with our parent organization Escuela del Sol, Harwood is no longer hosting the in person Exhibition Reception and Artist Talks with exhibiting artists, Apolo Gomez & Zahra Marwan.
We are extending our public gallery hours for individuals and small groups at Harwood in lou of the artist talks. The extended hours are Wednesdays + Thursdays 9a – 3p and Fridays 2-6p until September 16, 2021.
Public Open Hours *Extended*
This exhibition is installed in our galleries and accessible to the public on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am-3pm and Fridays 2pm-6pm. All visitors must wear a face mask.
Don’t Think Twice
Don’t Think Twice by Apolo Gomez is an exhibition of photographic prints and polaroids that include portraits of male-identified friends as well as vernacular and constructed self-portraits of himself addressing the tension between intimacy, desire, and queer trauma. The exhibition includes photographic works from You Make Me Want to Be a Man, a series primarily made during the pandemic about male-centric sensuality and the identity of heterosexual and queer-identified men. Throughout the exhibition are polaroids of the artist that recount intimate moments and thoughts about the dislocation of his own queerness.
Apolo Gomez (he/him/they/them) was born in Austin, TX and is a visual artist based out of Albuquerque, NM. His work has been exhibited at spaces including the Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO, University of Art, Hamilton & Arronson Galleries, Philadelphia, PA, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum. Gomez is currently working as a Studio Assistant for Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman.
“In my work, I use environmental portraiture, alternative processes, and transdisciplinary media to explore relationships with men in my life from friends to lovers and acquaintances. I focus on the male gaze, the male figure, desire, intimacy, and masculinity. I grew up in a small community, throughout my adolescence I remember having a difficult time developing friendships with other boys. I didn’t understand boy culture and later on had a hard time adapting the idea of pride in masculinity. Instead I developed an awareness of my own queerness early on. I am placing men in their homes, places of intimacy and importance, photographing the way they look into the camera, the position of their bodies, the way they arrange their spaces. In these moments, I explore the disconnection of manhood filtered through the lens of my Queer gaze.” -Apolo Gomez