KUMALICIOUS! Group Show Art Opening at Strut.

April 7, 2017 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Strut Second Floor
470 Castro St
San Francisco, CA 94114
Baruch Porras Hernandez

For the past 13 years Magnet has been exhibiting the work of a local Gay or Queer artist once a month. We have worked with local artists, national artists, and international artists that are important parts of the Gay/Queer Communities. For the month of April we are very excited to be exhibiting the traveling group show titled KUMALICIOUS!

What is KUMALICIOUS? Kumalicious is what you get when you mix Bigger Queer Men of Color with Gay Japanese Manga, drawn by artists from across the globe to celebrate the Allure and Beauty of Bigger Queer POC Men. Join us April 7th for an Opening Reception at Strut, to celebrate the works, eat some free snacks, and enjoy some free drinks. See you there!

The Art Opening starts at 8 PM sharp, and will go till 10 PM. Free drinks and light snacks will be provided.
Please contact our Community Organizer Baruch Porras Hernandez at bporrashernandez@sfaf.org if you have any questions. Don’t forget to RSVP on Facebook.

Also! Join us for a taste of a typical KUMALICIOUS Drink’N’Draw from 9:00PM to 9:45pm for sexy drawing sessions including the hot and hunky men of KUMALICIOUS, refreshing drinks, amazing BLICK raffle prizes and loads of fun.
PLEASE NOTE: Drawing and Painting is encouraged. Electronic drawing tablets are permitted. Sorry, NO PHOTOGRAPHY.
Drawing supply rental courtesy of Blick Art Materials (an assortment of sketch books, pencils, erasers, sharpeners, markers, etc.)

Artist Statement: KUMALICIOUS (KOO-MAH-LISH-US) took shape in the summer of 2016 as an art exhibition commissioned by San Francisco’s Queer Cultural Center for its 19th annual National Queer Arts Festival. It continues developing as an art brand and traveling exhibition showcasing the work of over two dozen artists selected from across the globe. The artworks depict a celebration of the allure and beauty of Queer bigger men of color inspired by Gay Japanese Manga. From gachimuchi (“chubby muscle”) to BDSM eroticism, KUMALICIOUS explores various visual works influenced by Gay Japanese Manga genres popularized by canon artists including Jiraiya, Gengoroh Tagame, and Seizoh Ebisubashi. Our exhibition seeks to provide a rare glance at and shine a spotlight on underrepresented populations often neglected in mainstream art.