2024 Pride Show: Gallery Opening


Fri, Jun 7, 2024    
5:30 pm-7:30 pm


Opus 40
50 Fite Road, Saugerties, New York

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Join us for an evening of art, pride & celebration in the Opus 40 Gallery!

Artists on display include Jacinta Bunnell, Gabriel Garcia Roman & Jojo Whilden.


Jacinta Bunnell has lived in the Hudson Valley for nearly 30 years. She is a queer author and self-taught artist.
Jacinta’s artwork has been shown at the Horticultural Society of New York, KMOCA, WAAM, A+D Gallery at Columbia College in Chicago, Albany International Airport, O+, and Cano Arts, among other locations. She has collaborated on art work with the Woodstock Film festival, Hudson Valley Seed Company, Elizabeth Mitchell, Natalie Merchant, Neko Case, Dog on Fleas, Bari Koral, Laura Stevenson, and many other Hudson Valley artists and musicians.  Jacinta is also the author of A MORE GRACEFUL SHABOOM, as well as children’s coloring books about non-binary and queer life. She has toured the US and Canada with the Gadabout Film Festival and teaches zine-making in bookstores, youth shelters, and punk houses. In 2008, she co-founded Hudson Valley BRAWL (Broads’ Regional Arm Wrestling League), an arm wrestling league for ladies. Her books can be found at the Queerbook CommitteePM Press, and on Etsyhttps://www.jacintabunnell.com/


Gabriel García Román was born in Zacatecas, Mexico and raised in Chicago’s northwest side. He received his B.A. from The City College of New York where he studied Studio Art and currently resides in New York City. Garcia Roman is a multi-disciplinary artist and craftsman who examines and decodes the politics of identity through intricate and process-based work. His art has been acquired by the International Center of Photography and has been shown at the Museum of Latin American Art (Long Beach, CA), Galería de la Raza (San Francisco, CA), Cathedral of St. John the Divine (New York, NY), the Center for Photography at Woodstock (Woodstock, NY), BRIC (Brooklyn, NY), and numerous other institutions and galleries. He was a 2018 recipient of the National Association of Latino Arts & Culture’s artist grant and in 2019 was commissioned by the Leslie-Lohman Museum to bring his Queer Icons series into the streets for the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots where 100 Queer Icons flags were marched down the World Pride route. In 2020, Garcia Roman was one of 10 artists in residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council for Workspace, their flagship residency program. His work has been featured on National Public Radio (NPR) and in the Huffington Posthttp://www.gabrielgarciaroman.com/


JoJo Whilden grew up in Monterey, California and started working as a photojournalist on weekend assignments for the Alameda Times-Star while attending San Francisco State University. After finishing University she moved to London and did lots of traveling throughout Europe and Southeast Asia, eventually settling in NYC. She earned an MFA in photography and new media from the International Center for Photography and New York University while working as a photo editor at SABA (now Redux). She started working on feature films as a still photographer on High Art, during the transition from analog to digital imaging. At the same time she opened an art studio in Brooklyn to continue her fine art practice in photography and video art, and was awarded a residential fellowship at the Edna St. Vincent Millay Colony for the Arts. Her work has been shown at the ClampART Gallery, the Center for Photography at Woodstock, the Jack Tilton Gallery, The Haifa Museum of Art, The South Bank Center in London. Past teaching gigs include photo and video art classes at NYU and the School of Visual Arts. Current clients include Netflix, HBO, Showtime, FX, HULU, Amazon, CBS, ABC, Fox, Sony, Killer Films, GREY advertising. Publications include The New York Times, The Guardian, Vanity Fair, Art Forum, Vogue, Sight and Sound, OUT Magazine, Elle, Glamour, Time, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, The Face. She is a member of the International Cinematographers Guild (Local 600) and the Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers, and has full US and EU (UK) citizenship. JoJo is also the 2018 recipient on The Society of Camera Operators Lifetime Achievement Award in Still Photography.  https://www.jojowhilden.com/index