Gio Black Peter
FIRE IN THE NIGHT, A Celebration of Queer Tenacity
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.