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EMW Gallery presents "thick'ums"

  • EMW Bookstore 934 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA, 02139 United States (map)
What is left when you’re too brown, too femme, too queer for the bears? When that was your only resort? When—even in radical queer of color spaces—thin, masculine, cis, non-disabled male bodies are preferential?

"thick'ums", an installation presented by Boston-based artist Noèl Puèllo (pronouns: she, her, hers), celebrates QPOC intimacy, self-care, and body acceptance. As an artist who strives to spark conversation and create spaces of healing and reflection, Noèl wants to open the stage for a viewing of fear, anger, intimacy, self-care, and reconceptualized beauty.

Join us on Friday, August 5th, for the official opening of "thick'ums," and for a powerful examination of what it means to be a queer fat femme. The show itself will include a performance piece alongside Noèl's mixed-media installations, and we're so excited to have Noèl's story showcased in our space.

Poster by Jeffrey Cott

Poster by Jeffrey Cott


*Please note the performance component will include a lavender-based fragrance.*

Gallery space is chair accessible. We will prioritize chair access in the aisles. Please find or contact an EMW Staff member for assistance with entry through front door.

Two single-stall, gender-neutral restrooms are available, one up a flight of stairs and one on the main floor with a step from the main entrance. 

Please come fragrance free! For the health and safety of organizers, panelists, and other attendees, we ask you not to wear scented products or clothing that has recently been smoked in. More information here.

Wellness Squad members will be present at the event to facilitate emotional and community safety.

Thank you for joining us for our Gallery Opening on Friday, August 5. Please visit us during our gallery hours!

Gallery Hours

Every Saturday 12 - 4 pm, Wednesday 6 - 8 pm
Open August 5 to September 21

About Gallery at EMW

With mediums ranging from photography to painted works and sculpture, EMW gallery showcases works of artists from local marginalized communities. The curated pieces voice the stories and struggles of our communities through historic, comedic, technologic forms and beyond. 

Later Event: August 6
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