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50 States

50 States
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An ongoing series of interdisciplinary installations by Houston-based artists Nick Vaughan & Jake Margolin, exploring little-known LGBTQI2 histories from each state. Drawing from recent groundbreaking academic work, our own archival research, and significant time spent learning from and collaborating with local queer community members, this research-based project will be completed over the next several decades.


In 2019 we will premiere "50 States: Arkansas" at Brooklyn's Invisible Dog Art Center; bring the first four completed installations (Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado and Wyoming) to the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art (our first solo museum show!) and complete an ambitious livre d'artiste based on "50 States: Texas" in collaboration with Austin's Flatbed Press.

We will be hard at work researching and developing "50 States: Louisiana" which will premiere in Houston in 2020.

Your support will allow us to travel tens of thousands of miles in the next year, pay our collaborators, fabricate ambitious installations, take extraordinary community members out for coffee and conversations, and continue on this awesome journey uncovering and exploring our nation's lost queer histories.





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