Queerguru talks to ALEX GUERRA the visionary Curator of #ARTGAYSEL an artist and co-owner of Hôtel Gaythering who is the determined and passionate promoter of QUEER ART in MIAMI BEACH from both up-and-coming and established queer artists around the globe.
Queer hotelier, art lover, and philanthropist Alex Guerra is always such a joy to be around as he is so passionate about all his projects which always end up making a significant contribution to the LGBTQ+ community. A few years back he and partner Stephen Ginez decided to support queer artists and their work by mounting a satellite show in their Miami Hotel when the major (and very straight) ART BASEL arrived every December.
ART Gaysel didn’t just provide a space for these artists to promote and sell their art, but also a much-needed platform for queer artists to communicate, and even collaborate, with each other.
Then when Guerra and GInez fell in love with Provincetown a couple of years ago they ended up buying a house here. And it wasn’t too long after that Guerra wanted to start a Provincetown edition of Art Gaysel. There has always been a wonderful art colony in PTown but there is still a significant shortage of edgy queer art ….. the genre that Guerra is such a passionate specialist in.
So this Pride Week in Ptown….. still a relatively new event, Guerra put his money where his mouth is and filled the Crews Quarters with 13 highly individual queer artists. from across the glove for the first Edition of ART GAYSEL Ptown
Queerguru talks with artist Depaul Vera as he prepares to show his new work at ART GAYSEL, Miami Beach’s QUEER ART FAIR at Hôtel Gaythering .Depaul has a passion for pop art, polka dots, bright colors and men. Many of them.