Join us for the opening of 2019 ICP-Bard MFA candidate Michael McFadden’s solo exhibition, in the dirt, at the ICP-Bard MFA Studios in Long Island City.

In in the dirt, McFadden interweaves photographs, sculpture, text, and video to examine the inner workings and the visceral charges of sexual connection, as they manifest in the context of his own, everyday life. in the dirt explores the artist’s journey into the overlapping space between sex, protest, intimacy, and shame in a post-PrEP environment.


Michael McFadden (Chicago, IL) worked within the social services and community health centers for over 15 years, focusing primarily on LGBTQ health and the provision of HIV/AIDS services. He brings this awareness and process into his photographic work. Michael received his BA and MSW from Loyola University Chicago and is currently a master’s candidate in the ICP-Bard MFA program.

Opening Reception

Thursday, Feb 14 | 6–9 PM

On View

Feb 15–17 | 12–6 PM or by appointment. Contact:

In conversation with artist Matthew Papa on Saturday, February 16 from 3:30 to 5 PM (open to public).


The ICP-Bard MFA Studios are located at 24-20 Jackson Avenue in Queens. Take the E or M train to Court Square-23rd Street, 7 or G train to Court Square, or the B62 Bus to Jackson Ave/David St.


Image: Michael McFadden, Untitled (piss prints), 2018.