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Daniel Nicoletta: Harvey Milk and the San Francisco Scene
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OVERTONES Gallery is pleased to present the first solo exhibiton in Los Angeles by San Francisco-based photographer Daniel Nicoletta. Nicoletta will exhibit photographs from his extensive body of work, including some of his favorite iconic images from his documentation of the vibrant lesbian gay bisexual and transgender civil rights movement, as well as photographs Nicoletta made on the set of the Academy Award-winning film Milk. (written by Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black).

For Nicoletta’s (1996) solo exhibition at Levi’s Plaza in San Francisco, which was sponsored by The Levi’s Strauss Gay and Lesbian Employees Association, San Francisco Examiner art critic David Bonetti wrote:

“Inevitably it is Nicoletta’s photographs from the past that are most haunting: Sylvester on the stage at the Trocadero Dance Club. Hibiscus, co-founder of the Cockettes; Harvey Milk on stage with Jose Sarria, the drag performer who helped launch the modern gay liberation movement in San Francisco by simply insisting on his rights as a citizen (and running for supervisor). And lots of ordinary people trying to create a life that made sense to themselves, if not the people back in Kansas. It was a different world then. San Francisco is lucky that Nicoletta has been there with his camera recording it through all of its changes.”

  • OVERTONES Gallery is located at 12703 Venice Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90066
  • Telephone: (310) 915-0346
  • Website: http://www.overtonesgallery.com
  • Gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday, 12-6 p.m., and by appt.
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