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Chloe Sherman @ fhochdrei

Chloe Sherman: RENEGADES. San Francisco: Queer Life in the 1990s
June 30 – September 3, 2023

Opening: Thursday, June 29, 2023, 7 pm in the presence of the artist.

“In the 1990s, San Francisco was the stronghold of queer life in the Western-influenced world. Young queer people, artists and free spirits flocked to the city to experiment with art, style, gender and identity, to be free, and to live their lives independent of mainstream society. A style-defining subculture emerged: affordable rents paved the way for bars, clubs, tattoo stores, art galleries, cafes, bookstores, and women-owned businesses. A new wave of feminism allowed gender identities to be explored and butch/femme culture reached a peak.

Young photographer Chloe Sherman also enjoyed life in the West Coast metropolis famous for its openness. As an art student, she began photographing San Francisco’s lesbian and queer scene. Inspired by Del LaGrace Volcano’s photographs of the London lesbian scene, Sherman captured her own world of femmes, butches, punks and studs, filling an entire wall cabinet with 35mm negatives. With the nuanced eye of an insider, she documented an evolving community that resolutely rebelled against prevailing cultural norms and developed its own unique rules for dealing with common gender ascriptions and social coexistence. ”

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