ORESTES GONZALEZ & ZULFIKAR ALI BHUTTO:
I am to see to it that I do not lose you
Curated by Roula Seikaly
Exhibition Dates: November 1, 2018 - January 5, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 1, 2018, 6 - 8 PM
Artist Talk: Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 6 - 8 PM
Anum Awan, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Orestes Gonzalez, and Christopher Martin
Co-presented by SF Camerawork and SOMArts
SF Camerawork is proud to present I am to see to it that I do not lose you, an exhibition of work by Orestes Gonzalez and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto curated by Roula Seikaly.
I am to see to it that I do not lose you presents two bodies of work that, when paired, establish a vital temporal line between a retrieved history and a proposed future: Julio’s House - Gonzalez’s photographic tour of his late uncle’s home in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood — invites audiences into Julio’s space to witness a life lived unapologetically amidst rigid twentieth-century social mores that rejected queerness outright. Gonzalez’s work records the luxurious decor and memento troves throughout his uncle’s home, and deconstructs the family and culturally-driven narrative about who Julio was as a gay man, immigrant, and hard-working provider.
Image credit: Orestes Gonzalez, Julio 7, 2010