Schlomer Haus Gallery Debuts New Solo Exhibition “Go West” by Hunter Harvey

Schlomer Haus Gallery is pleased to debut Hunter Harvey’s Go West, a new solo exhibition that invites viewers on a journey of discovery and queer love through the American West.

The title of this exhibition pays homage to the Village People’s iconic 1979 queer anthem – a song that spreads a message of hope, liberation, and the power of community. As an artist who recently moved westward to California, Hunter asks himself what kind of world does he want to live in, and what kind of world can he build through painting. These 15 works, a mix of painting and sculpture, offer a glimpse into that world – one where love and desire of all varieties is celebrated and seen often. Many works in this show reimagine iconic characters from American pop culture, particularly Fred Flintstone and Smokey the Bear.

Through painting, these characters are seen as queer heroes navigating their own personal journeys toward a better world out west, while embracing the authentic version of themselves. Depicting these cultural giants as proud and queer invites hope for everyday queer representation – in the cartoons we watch and the billboards we pass.

Go West is an invitation to embrace the fullness of our own identities and experiences, and to celebrate the beauty and power of queer love in all its forms.

Opening reception is Friday, March 24th 5pm to 9pm. Go West runs through Saturday, April 29th // Schlomer Haus Gallery, 2128 Market St.,, Gallery Hours: Tue – Sat 12-6pm, or by appointment; IG: schlomer_haus_gallery; T: (415) 275-0960; E:


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