11.4.14 // I HEART LADY BIRD JOHNSON
For a few years now, I've been a big fan of the online zine IMAGE FILE PRESS created by Chicago-based artist Ivan Lozano. So I was happy when asked to create Issue #10, which I used as an opportunity to explore my fascination with the 36th First Lady of the United States.
8.29.14 // GAY MEN DRAW VAGINAS IS ON IT'S WAY
Thanks to over 1,200 Kickstarter backers, GAY MEN DRAW VAGINAS will be published in November 2013. Read about the project in the sampling of press below:
Feature in The Advocate
Huffington Post Interview
Vag Artist Statements in Vice + Vice UK
East Bay Express Interview
Coverage in Germany's MANNER Magazine
10.29.13 // INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR. COMIING TO THEATERS AND DVD
Happy to announce that Strand Releasing has picked up INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR. for theatrical, dvd and digital distribution in the Spring of 2014. Overseas, the film opens in Paris cinemas on October 30, 2013 and will be available on DVD in the UK on Dec 9, 2013 from Picadillo Pictures.
5.01.13 // BURNET ROAD HEADING TO MUNICH
EVERY BUILDING ON BURNET [burn-it] ROAD will be on display at Munich's beautiful Brandhorst Museum as part of the exhibit Ed Ruscha & Co. The show was first exhibited at the Gagosian Gallery and is catalogued in the book Various Small Books by MIT Press.
4.27.13 // INTERIOR'S CANADIAN PREMIERE
photo by Karen Robson
INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR. had it's Canadian Premiere at the Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto last night. I was there to represent the film at this gem of a festival. It is North America's largest event for the documentary form and has some of the sharpest programming anywhere. Appropriately, the first questioned asked during my Q&A was: "Is this a documentary?" Judge for yourself at INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR.
4.29.13 // FLOATING LINE AT THE FUSEBOX FESTIVAL
photo by Otis Ike
The CAVE & MOUNTAIN TOUR took unsuspecting bicyclists through the wildes of East Austin during three performances for the 2013 Fusebox Festival. According to Head Tour Guide Dave Leslie, the highlight of the expedition for many was "The Floating Line," a 1982 Texas Dept. of Transporation commissioned piece by James Turrell (who was unhappy with the final product and refuses to call it his work).
To see more photos of the tour visit the official website or its facebook page.
2.19.13 // ARTIST BOOK AT THE GAGOSIAN
My artist photography book EVERY BUILDING ON BURNET [burn-it] ROAD is included in the exhibition Ed Ruscha: Book & Co. at the Madison Ave. Gagosian Gallery. The opening will coincide with the release of Various Small Books by MIT Press, which includes my book.
More info is on the Gagosian Gallery's webiste.
1.25.13 // SUNDANCE NEWS
photo by Jay Knowlton
Our little project INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR.. was quite the talked about film at Sundance 2013. Manohla Dargis of the New York Times started off her review of the festival by calling the film "one of the sharpest, best surprises" of Sundance. Congratulations to my producing partner and director of the film, Travis Mathews, for successfully and gracefully making it through many many bizarre and stressful gauntlets.
Read more reviews, watch the trailer and keep up with the latest news at INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR.
11.29.12 // THE QUEERER THEY COME
photo by Campbell X
Keith's first film screened outside of living rooms, SOUTHERN FAMILY, will be part of The Queerer They Come, a survey of rich and nuanced film and video works by Mx Justin Vivian Bond, Matt Wolf, Campbell X, Vivek Shraya, Finn Paul, Roy Perez and Penelope Spheeris. Curated by a wonderful person, John Palmer at a wonderful venue, The Echo Park Film Center on December 1, 2012 at 8pm.
11.28.12 // GOING TO SUNDANCE
Great News! I am Director of Photography and Producer for James Franco & Travis Mathews' INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR. which will screen at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The film is about the "lost" 40 minutes of MPAA banned footage from the 1980 film CRUISING.
See y'all in Park City
11.10.12 // CAVE & MOUNTAIN TOUR RETURNS TO AUSTIN
Head Tour Guide Dave Leslie (Keith Wilson) and his tenacious intern (Katie Geha) reprise The Cave & Moutain Tour for the 2013 Fusebox Festival. More info on three performance dates coming soon...
10.16.12 // BURNET ROAD PHOTO PROJECT IN A NEW BOOK
The first installment of my three-part photography book project ALL THE BUILDINGS ON BURNET ROAD will be included in the forthcoming VARIOUS SMALL BOOKS from MIT Press. The book is a collection of artist's book inspired by Ed Ruscha's work in the book form. My Burnet Road book unapologeticaly appropriates the form of Ruscha's 1966 accordion-fold work All the Buildings on the Sunset Strip.
The book will be published on February 10, 2013.
Stay tuned for some exciting exhibition announcements in early 2013.
10.16.12 // THINKING UNSEXY THOUGHTS
photos by: Roy Rutnmaglug
Austin, Texas: A selection of drawings from GAY MEN DRAW VAGINAS was included in the Wardenclyffe Gallery's Think Unsexy Thoughts group show.
9.03.12 // INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR. AT NYC FASHION WEEK
This summer, I produced and was Director of Photography for a new film by James Franco & Travis Mathews, INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR., based on the lost 40 minutes from the controversial 1980 film CRUISING. The film will have it's gallery premiere on Sept 10, 2012 at Costume Nationale.
9.02.12 // COLLECTING VAGINAS
Apocalypse Cakes collaborator Shannon O'Malley and I are working on a new book called GAY MEN DRAW VAGINAS featuring a collection of drawings from men who have little, if any, experience with lady parts. We recently hosted two San Francisco vagina collection tables in Dolores Park and The Castro.
A sampling of vaginas:
7.15.12 // I WANT YOUR LOVE ALL OVER THE PLACE
photos by Rick Gerharter
I was Director of Photography for Travis Mathews' feature film I WANT YOUR LOVE, which had it's premiere at San Francisco's Castro Theater and it's East Coast premiere at Lincoln Center.
Read about it here the film in the New York Times and Vice Magazine
6.1.12 // MODELS IN F-STOP MAGAZINE
Five photos from my new series MODELS is included in the June 2012 Group Show of F-Stop Magazine.
5.1.12 // SOLO SHOW IN BERKELEY
New photography, video and installation work will be presented at The Martina Johnston Gallery in North Berkeley, California from May 5th - June 30th, 2012.
BOOK RELEASE & OPENING
Join me on Saturday May 5th, 2012 from 4-8pm for the opening and book release for Hyde Park Apartments from Publication Studio, Berkeley and Allone Co. Editions.
See some installation shots here.
2.10.12 // THE SHRIMP TOURS THE WORLD
Following it's SXSW and National Gallery of Art screenings, THE SHRIMP was shown at many recent films festivals including Interfilm: The Berlin International Short Film Festival, The Korean Green Film Festival in Seoul, Indie Grits in South Carolina and the Someplace I Don't Belong program curated by John Palmer for the Echo Park Film Center in Los Angeles.
1.2.12 // GONE WITH THE WIND IN OAKLAND
A new series of photographs based on my mother's Gone With the Wind commemorative plate collection is part of Wartime Revival of the Senses, a group exhibition curated by Katie Anania. It runs January 5 - 31, 2012 at the Rock, Paper, Scissors Gallery in Oakland.
12.12.11 // THE SHRIMP WINS BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD
The 18th Annual Nextframe Film Festival awarded THE SHRIMP the Best Cinematography Award for it's 2011-12 season. The award come with a $500 Kodak Film Grant. Sponsored by the University Film & Video Association and Temple University, the festival will tour within North America and internationally. More info on locations and dates coming soon...
11.20.11 // APOCALYPSE CAKES ON NPR
Listen to Apocalypse Cakes author Shannon O'Malley on NPR's To The Best Of Our Knowledge on August 7th. Check your local listings for air dates and times.
The book is available at fine bookstores and online including Amazon and Powell's Books.
RECENT PRESS FOR THE PROJECT:
The Village Voice
San Francisco Bay Guardian
Detroit Metro Times
Las Vegas City Life
San Jose Mercury News
10.23.11 // HYDE PARK APTS ACQUIRED BY YALE & AUSTIN HISTORY CENTER
photo by Campbell X
The HYDE PARK APARTMENTS mongraph has been purchased by the Yale University Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (above) and the Austin Hisotry Center. The beautiful 98-page full-color book is available for purchase from Publication Studios, Berkeley.
Read an interview with Keith about the book in Publication Studio's newsletter (pdf)
6.11.11 // HAYWARD GAY PROM DOCUMENTARY GETS UNDERWAY
photo by Laurie Willis
The Bay Area suburb of Hayward is the somewhat unlikelyhome to the oldest gay prom in the world (17 years!). Spearheaded by the Hayward Public Library and funded by the California Council for the Humanities, the student-produced documentary began shooting on June 16, 2011. Keith is serving as the project's technical advisor and the amazing Academy Award winner Debra Chasnof is artistic advidor.
4.4.11 // WATCH SOUTHERN FAMILY ONLINE
Thanks to the Nathan Cummings Foundation and Frameline Voices, Keith's first film shown outside living rooms, SOUTHERN FAMILY can now be streamed online. Voices is a new effort to showcase diverse LGBT stories with an emphasis on films by and about people of color, transgender people, youth, and elders.
12.17.10 // HYDE PARK APARTMENTS IS AN ART FORUM CRITIC'S PICK
Read the Art Forum review as a pdf
HYDE PARK APARTMENTS is photography series about the built residential environment of Austin, Texas' Hyde Park neighborhood. It was on veiw at the SOFA Gallery in the fall of 2010.
3.1.10 // NEW PHOTOS AT ADOBE BOOKS
Three photographs in the series Ukiah were included in the Stacked Multiplied show at the Adobe Books Backroom Gallery. The exhibit was curated by Katie Hood Morgan and Devon Bella. Tim Balon mounted and framed the photos.
See more photos from the series here
3.1.10 // THE SHRIMP SCREENS HERE AND THERE
THE SHRIMP has been chosen to be part of the 2011 University Film & Video Associations Touring Film Festival. Details coming soon... The short documentary recently screened at the South by Southwest Film Festival, the U.S. National Gallery of Art, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and at the Gene Siskel Film Cener as part of the Chicogo Short Film Brigade.
11.1.09 // CAVE & MOUNTAIN TOUR RETURNS TO FORT WORTH
photo by Otis Ike
Keith Wilson, Head Tour Guide for Cave and Mountain Tours, LLC has been invited to present two performances and an artist talk at the Modern Museum of Fort Worth on September 8 and 9, 2009.
Read the Glasstire interview about the Tours.
11.1.09 // EXPERIMENTAL FILM IN FLORIDA
The Florida Experimental Film Festival, FlexFest, will screen my Loretta Lynn karaoke video MAMA WHY on October 9, 2010.