Lola Flash, a fixture in the New York City art scene, uses photography to challenge stereotypes and offer new ways of seeing that often transcend and interrogate gender sexual and racial norms. Her work has been used as a reference point for the black and LGBTQ+ community and for photography by women.Show Preview Visit
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To experience Lola Flash’s portraits is to come face to face, eye to eye, with a subject who will not stay on the margins or in the shadows. From classic portraits of accomplished older women and rich-hued photos of cultural trendsetters to portraits of people who question gradations of skin color or gender roles, her images are hardly mute. They are strong, dignified, happy and proud.
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 that Flash explains can be united by a simple message: “Look at us,” she implores, “How can you not love us?”
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.
The solo exhibition presents work spanning three decades, including a cross-processed color photography series the artist made in response to the AIDS crisis.