Safe space at 'PRIED"

“Nancy Bol’’ (low-fire clay, terra sigillata, low-fire glaze and decals), by Larry Buller, in the show “PRIED,’’ at the Society of Arts + Crafts, Boston, through June 30. June is Gay Pride Month. The society says: "PRIED celebrates and recognizes the individuals who create works that may or may not be made based around the image of a queer person, just as any other maker is not limited to creating works about their own identity. In essence, PRIED is both a safe space and creative platform for its artists, and a space that unapologetically challenges the viewer's expectations.’’

“Nancy Bol’’ (low-fire clay, terra sigillata, low-fire glaze and decals), by Larry Buller, in the show “PRIED,’’ at the Society of Arts + Crafts, Boston, through June 30. June is Gay Pride Month. The society says: "PRIED celebrates and recognizes the individuals who create works that may or may not be made based around the image of a queer person, just as any other maker is not limited to creating works about their own identity. In essence, PRIED is both a safe space and creative platform for its artists, and a space that unapologetically challenges the viewer's expectations.’’

Larry Buller, Nancy Boi, 2016, low-fire clay, terra sigillata, low-fire glaze and decals. 

Society of Arts + Crafts is now showing PRIED through June 30. Curated by Izzy Berdan and Dave J. Bermingham, PRIED is a celebration of LGBTQ+ artists and their work. June is Pride Month, and that means something different for everyone in the LGBTQ+ community, from validation to hedonism to the questioning of queerness and sexuality themselves. On the other hand, not all the artwork in PRIED is hinged on that queerness. As Society of Arts + Crafts explains, "PRIED celebrates and recognizes the individuals who create works that may or may not be made based around the image of a queer person, just as any other maker is not limited to creating works about their own identity." In essence, PRIED is both a safe space and creative platform for its artists, and a space that unapologetically challenges the viewer's expectations. As Society of Arts + Crafts asks, "If one pries the closet doors open, are they willing to come to terms with all of the skeletons. . .and maybe the glitter?" Society of Arts + Crafts is located at 100 Pier 4, Suite 200 in Boston, Massachusetts and is open Tuesday&#8211Saturday 10:00 a.m.&#82116:00 p.m., Thursday 10:00 a.m.&#82119:00 p.m. andSunday 11:00 a.m.&#82115:00 p.m. For more information, please visit societyofcrafts.org/current-exhibition/pried.