This apparel is designed by Alex Schmidt aka @bodyconfidence. The GAY [Gap] design is a “visual pun” made by members of the queer community for many decades, since (at least) the 1990s. Wear with care while queer the airport, the institution, the shopping mall, the family gathering.
Materials: Cotton and water-based ink
(The intersection of Wrigleyville and Boystown)
Alex Schmidt (née @bodyconfidence) is a cummunity-focused artist currently performing NOTAFLOFigure Modeling Embodiment Sessions on Zoom. Schmidt has performed at MoMA PS1, the Kitchen, PERFORMA, and American Medium. Schmidt has exhibited sculptures as part of solo exhibitions at Leslie Lohman Museum (2018) and Rachel Comey (2016). Schmidt is the Co-Founder of @dykesoccer and Founder of @fallintothegay. They have taught improv comedy and clay play to senior citizens as a SU-CASA Artist-in-Residence (2018 + 2019). Schmidt’s work has been featured in the New Yorker, Vogue, The Guardian, Paper Magazine, Girls Like Us, Office Magazine, Dazed Digital, Elite Daily, Queer York City (S1 Ep. 5 + 6 and S2 Ep. 2) Dazed & Confused Magazine, Cosmopolitan, New York Magazine, Brooklyn Art Council, Broadly, and Art 21.