Sadie Barnette: The New Eagle Creek Saloon
January 18, 2022 - March 6, 2022
The Kitchen:
512 West 19 St,
New York, NY 10011

In 1990, Rodney Barnette opened the New Eagle Creek Saloon, the first Black-owned gay bar in San Francisco, which offered a safe space for the multiracial queer community who were marginalized in other social spaces. (Barnette, who operated the bar until 1993, founded the Compton chapter of the Black Panther Party.) His daughter, Sadie, now reconstructs the bar on the East Coast for the first time, transforming The Kitchen into an events venue and the setting for the gallery’s first-ever nightlife and club culture residency hosted by DJ and cultural critic madison moore in Chelsea, a Manhattan neighborhood where queer Black space has been instrumental in avant-garde art and performance.

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