Lissa Rivera & BJ Lillis
Saturday, June 10, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
247 West 29th Street Ground Floor New York, NY 10001
Beautiful Boy: Artist Lissa Rivera and Muse BJ Lillis in Dialogue
Thursday, June 22, 6:30-8:00pm
Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 5th Ave, 6th Floor
Lissa Rivera (photographer and curator) and BJ Lillis (historian and museum professional) will discuss their project ‘Beautiful Boy.’ Rivera’s photographs of BJ, her romantic partner and muse, reference historical examples of gender construction in art. The techniques, fantasies and narratives of femininity are at once dissected and indulged. Their work is obsessive, decadent and unabashedly pleasurable. Rivera and Lillis will discuss the role of the artist in transcending identity categories and breaking down double standards, the boundaries between public and private expression, embracing fluid identities and recognizing that truth and fantasy do not have to be opposites.
Lissa Rivera & BJ Lillis: Photographer and Muse
Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 7:00-8:30pm
School of Visual Arts
136 West 21st Street, Room 418