Gio Black Peter

FIRE IN THE NIGHT, A Celebration of Queer Tenacity

New York Live Arts Lobby
On view June 16 – August 2022

Kicking off Pride month at Live Arts on June 16 and setting the mood for The House Party is Gio Black Peter’s commissioned installation “FIRE IN THE NIGHT, A Celebration of Queer Tenacity,” which icludes a 7’x7’ painting of and honoring activist, self-identified drag queen, performer, and survivor Marsha P. Johnson. The work also features 23″x32.5″ portrait paintings on NYC subway maps of iconic queer thoughtleaders James Baldwin, Ceyenne Doroshow, Feliz Gonzalez-Torres, Journey Forrester Streams, Amanda Lepore, and Urvashi Vaid. Peter is a New York City-based actor, musical performer, and visual artist, whose art is a provocation and, whether addressing issues of violence or oppression, alienation or love, it seeks to spark a reaction in its audience.
The installation will be on view free and open to the public daily 10am-10pm through August 2022.