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May 2, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pen and Brush Presents…Bukai, DeSanders, and Rainey

Pen and Brush Presents… is a reading series founded by Kate Angus for Pen and Brush. The series supports the work small press editors do in identifying excellent writing, as well as supporting the writing itself, by featuring exciting new work by established and emerging authors. Each month, “Pen and Brush Presents…” features readings by three writers, each one selected by editors at a press, journal, or organization with a strong female editorial presence.

May 3, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Kill It and Be Free

In "Kill It and Be Free", a duration performance, Kharis Kennedy approaches the body as a site of knowledge, a repository of awareness that can be resourced in the service of personal discovery. To this end she straps herself to a polygraph machine to access her inner, subconscious truth.

Featured News & Press

March 8, 2018

New York Times Lens: Beauty, Pride and Power in Photos by Lola Flash

After about 32 years of making pictures with hardly any time to rest, Flash is standing a little taller herself these days, thanks to a retrospective exhibit of her various projects at the Pen and Brush Gallery in Manhattan.

March 6, 2018

Brooklyn Rail IN CONVERSATION: Lola Flash with Amy Deneson

Lola Flash’s retrospective at Pen + Brush, 1986 to Present, honors creative activism at its finest. ... This historic retrospective of seventy-one photographs spans a life of advocacy.

February 27, 2018


Flash's germinal bodies of work continue to serve as an important touchstone for any student of photography, and certainly the lineage of art produced by black, queer women.

February 13, 2018


The solo exhibition presents work spanning three decades, including a cross-processed color photography series the artist made in response to the AIDS crisis.