Published by Inventory Press/Vincent Price Art Museum/Williams College Museum of Art/Independ. Edited with text by C. Ondine Chavoya, David Evans Frantz. Text by Raquel Gutiérrez, Mari Rodríguez Binnie.
Accompanying the artist’s first retrospective, Teddy Sandoval and the Butch Gardens School of Art examines the work of the inventive yet overlooked Los Angeles–based artist Teddy Sandoval (1949–95). A central figure in Los Angeles’s queer and Chicanx artistic circles, Sandoval was an active participant in international avant-garde movements. For 25 years, he produced subversive and playful artworks in a range of mediums—including ceramics, mail art, painting, printmaking, performance, photography, window displays and xerography—that explored the codes of gender and sexuality, particularly transforming conceptions of masculinity. This expansive publication surveys Sandoval’s work alongside other queer, Latinx and Latin American artists whose practices profoundly resonate. The expansive catalog features essays by C. Ondine Chavoya, David Evans Frantz, Raquel Gutiérrez and Mari Rodriguez Binnie, as well as biographical entries on additional artists featured in the exhibition, among them, Félix Ángel, Myrna Báez, Álvaro Barrios, Ester Hernández, Hudinilson Jr., Antonio Lopez, María Martínez-Cañas, Marisol and Joey Terrill.