OTI Online Summer 2009 OTI Art Perspective features the art of Tammy Rae Carland
In our Summer '09 edition, On The Issues Magazine writers and artists discuss gender norms and differing perspectives of gender identity in Our Genders, Our Rights

In this exhibition of On the Issues Magazine on gender and the fluidity of sexuality, the OTI Art Perspective features the art of Tammy Rae Carland.

Carland is a West Coast artist who primarily works with photography, experimental video and small run publications. In this series, "On Becoming; Billy and Katie, 1964," Carland recreates herself and takes on the role of each of her parents. By placing herself in their clothing and situation, she becomes both the mother and the father. She obsessively collected images from photographic history. The images, which she describes by accompanying audio, are reminiscent of August Sander and Dorothea Lange, and romantically define and describe Carland's family's economic class and cultural placement.

On The Issues Magazine provides an Online forum for artists to exhibit their art, including moving images and audio, as well as stills. This art section presents exciting responses relating to major themes of our day. Carland's work offers the viewer an opportunity to consider the topic of "Our Genders, Our Rights" through the eyes of an artist.

Tammy Rae Carland is represented by Silverman Gallery in San Francisco. Her work has been screened and exhibited in galleries and museums internationally and her photographs have been published in numerous books. In the 1990’s Carland independently produced a series of influential fanzines, including the lesbian feminist zine I (heart) Amy Carter. From 1997-2005 she co-ran Mr. Lady Records and Videos, an independent record label and video art distribution company that was dedicated to the production and distribution of queer and feminist culture. Carland is the Chair of Photography Program at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, California.

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Judy Chicago (born 1939) is a feminist artist, educator and author whose career spans almost half a century. She is known as one of the founders of the Feminist Art Movement, creating in the early 1970s the pioneering Feminist Art Program at Fresno State College (now California State University), which became a vehicle for intellectual stimulation and social change, influencing generations of women.

The art of Regina Frank incorporates textiles, computers, the Internet, solar and LED technology to investigate fields of tension, such as those between the rich and poor, virtual and real, analog and digital, masculine and feminine.

Michelle Stuart seeks to educate with her art. She is in search of a visual language to express nature’s more elusive aspects, along with the fragility of existence. Over her 50-year career, Stuart has drawn upon aspects from the natural world -- cycles, forms, colors -- while studying myriad cultures and histories. View our mini-retrospective in the Spring 2010 edition of On The Issues Magazine.

In keeping with the topic of Passion, Freedom & Women, Miriam Schapiro is a groundbreaking artist who, in her 60-year career, stepped out of the mold to fight for women’s artistic freedom and the democratization of art in the Winter 2010 edition of On The Issues Magazine.

Faith Ringgold’s illustrated story, How the People Became Color Blind, with Ringgold herself reading the text that accompanies the drawings in the Fall 2009 edition of On The Issues Magazine.

Tammy Rae Carland: An artist tests identity by performing her father and mother in the Summer 2009 edition of On The Issues Magazine.

Judith K. Brodsky addresses discrimination against women in male arenas in the Spring 2009 edition of On The Issues Magazine.

New York artist Joyce Kozloff, an originating figure of the Pattern and Decorative movement, in the Winter 2009 edition of On The Issues Magazine.

Martha Rosler, known for placing unsettling images in familiar places, in the Fall 2008 edition of On The Issues Magazine.

Suzanne Lacy's 1974 Project on Prostitution in the Summer 2008 edition of On The Issues Magazine.

Linda Stein’s sculpture envisions empowerment for women with HIV-AIDS in the May 2008 edition of On The Issues Magazine.

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