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Artist on Artist: Zackary Drucker on Brian Weil 4/7/15

We *heart* Zackary Drucker! On Tuesday, April 7 2015 – 7:30pm – Santa Monica Museum of Art walkthrough Brian Weil with LA-based artist and Emmy-winning Transparent associate producer Zackary Drucker, whose work explores under-recognized aspects of transgender history. RSVP:


Walkthrough Brian Weil, 1979–95: Being in the World with Los Angeles-based artist and award-winning Transparent associate producer Zackary Drucker, whose work seeks to cultivate and investigate under-recognized aspects of transgender history, locate herself in that history, and communicate her contemporary experience of gender and sexuality. This exhibition tour offers new insights about photographic representation and an intimate look at Weil’s singular lifework. Limited space available, RSVP to secure your place.


About the artists:

Zackary Drucker earned an MFA from CalArts in 2007 and a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2005. Her recent films include SHE GONE ROGUE (in collaboration with Rhys Ernst), “Fan the Flames: Queer Positions in Photography,” “Feminine/Masculine,” and At least you know you exist. Her videos include One Fist,The Inability to Be Looked At and The Horror of Nothing to See, Lost Lake, FISH: A Matrilineage of Cunty White–Woman Realness, and You will never be a woman. You must live the rest of your days entirely as a man and will only grow more masculine with every passing year. There is no way out. Drucker has performed and exhibited her work internationally in numerous museums, galleries, and film festivals including the 54th Venice Biennale (Swiss Off-Site Pavilion); Curtat Tunnel in Lausanne, Switzerland; L.U.C.C.A. Museum of Contemporary Art in Lucca, Italy; Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, France; Tromso Kunstaforening in Tromso, Norway; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California; and the Hammer Museum, REDCAT, and LACE, all in Los Angeles, California. She lives in Los Angeles and is represented by Luis De Jesus Los Angeles.

Brian Weil (1954 – 1996) was born in Chicago, where he briefly attended Columbia College and first began taking photographs as a teenager. During his career, he had twenty-one solo exhibitions at such institutions as Artists Space (1980), Moderna Museet (1989), the Saint Louis Art Museum (1991), and the Wexner Center for the Arts (1992). In 1991, the International Center of Photography organized an exhibition of his AIDS photographs, which was also the subject of a book, Every 17 Seconds (Aperture, 1992). Weil’s work is held in the permanent collections of the Jewish Museum, New York; the International Center of Photography, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Moderna Museet, Stockholm. Brian Weil, 1979–95: Being in the World was organized by the ICA Philadelphia and is the first career retrospective for this extraordinary photographer.

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