Gay artist Keith Mayerson is holding his first solo museum exhibtion, "Keith Mayerson: My American Dream," at the Museum of Contemporary Art ( MOCA ) Cleveland until Sunday, Sept. 17.
According to MOCA's website, "Mayerson offers a distinctive view of the American Dream at a critical moment in our sociopolitical landscape. Presenting more than 100 paintings from a twenty-year body of work, My American Dream weaves together famous figures, iconic events, inspiring landscapes, and personal experiences into a vibrant cosmology."
As part of the exhibit, Mayerson shows themes of queerness and marriage equality. There are also new paintings made in relation to Cleveland, such as one featuring NBA player LeBron James.
The museum is also holding "Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community" on June 17. At this event, "John Chaich features an international, intergenerational mix of 30 contemporary artists who explore queer identity by remixing fiber craft traditions as well as the tensions between of art and craft, masculine and feminine, gay and straight," according to the museum's website.
See MOCACleveland.org .