The Kleefeld Contemporary at the College of the Arts at Cal State Long Beach is a community of people who examine, critique and create contemporary art and culture. Its gallery hosts rotating exhibitions of work by both students and international artists. Following a significant two-year expansion and renovation project, the museum recently reopened to the public in February 2022.
The PAA grant will help fund the first museum-level solo exhibition for Los Angeles photographer, Clifford Prince King. King’s work explores Black Queer Identity, experiences that are outside those traditionally seen on museum walls. His historically-grounded figurative arrangements feature Queer Black bodies in moments of close intimacy largely absent from art history. The exhibition will be on view December 2022-March 2023.