Leslie Friedman & Bernardo Margulis: Gay, Jewish, or Both

Gay, Jewish, or Both

A collaborative installation between designer Bernardo Margulis and NAPOLEON founding member Leslie Friedman

Stereotypes of any group often overlap and contradict themselves and Jewishness and queerness are no exception.  Artists Bernardo Margulis and Leslie Friedman open the doors of NAPOLEON onto an ambiguous dining room scene.  Through pattern, appropriation, and parody, Friedman and Margulis explore the complex social mannerisms through which modern Jewish and homosexual identities materialized as traces of each other.

Opening Reception
First Friday, January 3rd

6pm – 10pm

319 N 11th Street, 2L
Philadelphia, PA

Closing reception
Thursday, January 30th

6pm – 8pm

Exhibition Dates: 1.3.14 – 1.31.14
Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays 2pm – 6pm or by appointment


Click to download a .pdf version of the gjb_press_release


First Friday of the New Year – Great stuff out there in the Vox building and at Space 1026 – TheArtBlog.org – Roberta Fallon

Gay, Jewish, or Both – TheArtBlog.org – Leah Koontz

Leslie Friedman & Bernardo Margulis – Printeresting.org – Janette Chien

Closing Reception: Gay, Jewish, or Both – Philadelphia Weekly – Daniel Gelb

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