ART GAYSEL; the Queerest Art Show: makes its P Town Debut
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
They are Gio Black Peter, Daniel Ortizn, Tawnie Silva, Pietro Spirito, Manual Nanouris, Patrick MIZUMOTO, James Miille, Dan Halm, Erick Medina, Chris Molina, Adam Chuck, Beniji, Alexander Guerra
Guerra also linked up with 5 existing studios that show complimentary art. These are Adam’s Nest, Bowersock Gallery, E. Lesh Gallery, Greg Salvatori Gallery, Gaston Lacombe
We caught up with Guerra on the opening day and talked with him and a few of the artists, We had to keep it brief as the crowds were already beginning to come in