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  • Name
    Tee A. Corinne
  • Title
    Tee A. Corinne: Selections from the Lesbian Herstory Archives
  • Category
  • Curator
    Curated by Jenni Crain
  • Date
    Feb 8 – Mar 28, 2020
  • Location
    Midway Contemporary Art
  • Details

    February 8
    March 28
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    Midway Contemporary Art
    527 Second Avenue Southeast
    Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
  • Image Credit

    Image courtesy of the Tee A. Corinne Papers, Coll 263, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon

  • Details

    It is difficult to quantify the legacy of the late artist, activist, historian, writer and educator Tee A. Corinne (1943 FL – 2006 OR) due to the sheer expanse of her prolific career. Despite Corinne’s significant contributions to and influence within the development of the lesbian activist and arts movements in the US in the 1970s, ’80s, and following, a comprehensive retrospective exhibition of her work has yet to be organized. The presentation at Midway Contemporary Art offers a selective but intimate glimpse into Corinne’s extensive practice.

    Comprised of materials loaned from the Lesbian Herstory Archives in New York, the exhibition features a selection of the solarized black and white photographs depicting women in Sapphic sexual relationships for which Tee A. Corinne may be most recognized. Adjacent to these examples of Corinne’s photographic works presented within the gallery is a selection of ephemeral materials such as exhibition and event announcements, greeting cards, publication maquettes, lecture outlines, and newspaper clippings, which offer further insights into Corinne’s career, as well as  other pursuits that paralleled her work as an artist.

    Midway Contemporary Art and Jenni Crain would like to thank the Lesbian Herstory Archives and Saskia Scheffer, the University of Oregon and Linda Long, Joan E. Biren, and all those who made this exhibition possible.

    Jenni Crain is a New York-based artist and curator. In August–September of 2019, Crain organized Tee Corinne: Bodies of Work at MBnb in New York. Further recent curatorial projects include a solo exhibition of works by March Avery at Barnard College’s Louise McCagg Gallery in the Spring of 2019, as well as exhibitions and programming at 55 Walker, New York; Pratt Institute, Brooklyn; and Shanaynay, Paris; among others. Crain is currently pursuing her MA in Curatorial Studies at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.

  • Support

    Generous support for Midway’s 2020 exhibitions provided by the VIA | Wagner Incubator Grant Fund