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Published on Sep 25, 2015
Christopher Stout, Director of CSG/NY interviews artist Phoenix Lindsey-Hall in preparation for her solo at the gallery, which opens Friday October 2nd, 6-9pm. (This is the longform version of this interview.)
Opening Oct 2nd, Christopher Stout Gallery, New York is a gallery located at 299 Meserole Street in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn; showing subversive and difficult work by NYC artists. Our debut solo exhibition at CSG/NY is titled, "Shepard" by sculptor Phoenix Lindsey-Hall. (www.christopherstoutgallery.com)
Phoenix Lindsey-Hall makes porcelain replicas of the weapons utilized in hate crimes against gay and lesbians. Shepard is a large-scale porcelain sculpture modeled after the wooden fence where Matthew Shepard was beaten, tortured, and left to die on the evening of October 6, 1998.
Nearly 20 years after this iconic and cruel hate crime, Brooklyn artist Phoenix Lindsey-Hall is recreating this symbol of struggle to remember those who have been lost in the fight for equality. This crime was not only culturally significant, but is of personal importance to Lindsey-Hall who experienced the loss of Sheppard the same year she came out as queer. Much of Lindsey-Hall’s work deals with queer hate crimes, cultural loss and the artifacts that are evidence of these acts.