KIRK MAXSON

Gwen Amber Rose Araujo

December 7 – 24, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, December 7, 5-7pm

 Varnished aluminum, steel wire. 2018

Varnished aluminum, steel wire. 2018

 

Gwen Amber Rose Araujo is a tribute to the late LGBTQ Gwen Araujo (1985-2002), a transgender teenager who was murdered in California on October 24, 2002. This work is dedicated to Gwen’s mother Sylvia Guerrero, as well as all the trans and gender non-conforming people that were inspired to launch the Trans March in San Francisco in 2004.

Kirk Maxsom’s Gwen Amber Rose Araujo was featured earlier this year in the group exhibition ‘In the Garden’ at the Shelburne Museum of Art in Vermont.

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Kirk Maxson moved to San Francisco in 1992, and lived in the Mission and participated in the San Francisco Mission School art scene. He has exhibited artwork at Eleanor Harwood Gallery, SOMARTS, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Eli Ridgeway Gallery and in the seminal exhibition spaces of Adobe Books, Ascena, and ESP during the height of the Mission School. Most recently he created wings for the Victoria’s Secret fashion show in Shanghai in 2017 and New York in 2018. He is represented by Eleanor Harwood Gallery in San Francisco. You can follow his creations on Instagram

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Closing Reception is Friday, December 21, 7-10pm
In conjunction with the Darkest Day, Winter Solstice Party at Adobe Books.