curated by Matthew Day Perez + Kate Hush


New York – Heller Gallery is pleased to present Collaborations with Queer Voices, an exhibition produced by FagSigns, a queer neon fabrication studio based in Brooklyn, NY. The exhibition is curated and organized by FagSigns founders Matthew Day Perez and Kate Hush. The exhibition features original neon works by a broad spectrum of notable queer artists in a collective declaration of where the LGBTQ community has been and where it is heading. With it we are celebrating 2019 NYC Pride, WorldPride and commemorating the 50th anniversary of Stonewall.

Neon is a bygone marketing tool that advertises, announces, or points to something or
somewhere. Language is an increasingly important aspect to the LGBTQ ecosystem. By marrying the two, FagSigns invited ten artists -- whose identities and work span a full spectrum of age, gender, race and medium -- to meditate on a word or phrase and unpack that language into light. The resulting works produced yet another spectrum: ranging