Please join us for a book launch for The Origins of Color, published by Raw Meat Collective. Project collaborators Vincent Tiley and Bryson Rand, will be joined in conversation by moderator Evan Garza to explore their Queer history / painting project. Join the event on Facebook here
For more than a year, the artists have been working together on “The Origins of Color.” The project is interested in creating a parallel between the mythic history of Indian Yellow pigment (a pigment falsely believed to have been made from cow urine), the coexistence of fact and myth in Queer histories and the oral accounts of the lives of cultural producers of the early Gay Liberation movement and the AIDS era, and the once popular “piss scene” that replaced the gay cruising culture during the AIDS epidemic.
The book includes all the photos, paintings, and historic documents, with an introduction by curator Evan Garza, Director of Rice Public Art at Rice University.
It is an edition of 300, perfect bound and full color. Its a beautiful book that represents a great portion of current Queer contemporary art and follows a beautiful timeline of artistic history.