Third Space DFW: Kwik N Ez

"Kwik N Ez"

Third Space DFW Art Collective

Gallery Three

December 18, 2020-January 18, 2021

Participating Artists:

Kim Nguyen

Antonio Mercado

Jose Rodriguez

Chris Bermejo

Christopher Najera

Exhibition Statement:

For the annual collective takeover at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Third Space DFW is pleased to present "Kwik N Ez." As artists and collaborators, the concept of convenience has an incredible appeal to make art that is efficient and effective. "Kwik N Ez" embodies the grease of gas station pizza eaten at 2 a.m. after a night of drinking, the bar bathroom that you just need at the moment, the phone number you text when you’re especially lonely.

Collective Bio/Mission Statement:

The year was 2019, Third Space DFW was conceived in reaction to the lack of queer representation in the Fort Worth art scene. "The Founding Fairies" Tony, Arnoldo, Kim, Chris, Pascual, Jamie, & Adriana set out to create something gay like gay gay like REALLY gay & baby...that they did. "Third Space" refers to the interstices between colliding cultures, a liminal space 'which gives rise to something different. Welcome to your space, our space, Third Space.

Our agenda is simple: The Queernormative. Creating safe spaces for the LGBTQIA+ community. Providing platforms for our voices to be heard. Colliding community with resources. Giving rise to queer ideas, art, & individuals. We will not hide, shy away, or be ashamed. We are something new & unrecognizable a newly defined era of meaning and representation.

Gallery shot of Third Space DFW's "Kwik-N-EZ" exhibition.