Little Tokyo Art Complex
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 10, 7-10 pm (DTLA Artwalk)
Closing Reception: Thursday, October 31, 7-10 pm (Halloween)
Film Screening: Sunday, October 20, 1-4 pm
“Scream Queen” is a queer, horror-themed art show curated by Dakota Noot and Christopher Anthony Velasco. Coinciding with the eve of National Coming Out Day, “Scream Queen” champions queerness through the genre of horror. Violence and shock become tools to transform and reclaim the queer body. Queer identity is just as malleable as tropes such as body horror, camp, or the abject. “Scream Queen” places a strong emphasis on women in horror and female-identifying artists.
Artists include: Erin Adams, Aliza Bejarano, Serene Blumenthal, Ciriza, Rakeem Cunningham, Amina Cruz, Leslie Foster, Maiza Hixson, Megan Koth, Curt LeMieux, Paul Pescador, Alexeis Reyes, Judy Ornelas Sisneros, Rae Threat, Diane Williams, and Eve Wood.
The 10/20 film screening will include short films by Shaun Johnson & Jensen Rule Tierra, Ciriza, and select queer horror cinema.