Justin Wettstein (Multiple Truths)
SPB: After music, what other arts are you interested in?
Wettstein: Taking music out of the art spectrum is tough. I feel that music plays a large part in many forms of art, at least in some small capacity...so I must admit, I was a little stumped at first. When forced to think about it, though, I realized that my homosexuality has, over the years, led me to pursue various forms of queer art. I'm lucky to be surrounded by lots of amazingly talented homos who get out there and pursue their passions. Living in Chicago, there's no shortage of things to do so, on any given night, you could find me at a drag show, a photo show, or an art show that a friend of mine is either performing at or showing pieces in. A lot of people close to me have been productive with their art lately as well, in turn driving me to do more myself. Vinny Lopez is a NYC based writer/director responsible for the web-series Two Jasperjohns and the short film Scholarship. Martin Sorrondeguy published an amazing photo book last year called Get Shot : A Visual Diary 1985-2012. Ivan Lozano is a Chicago based visual artist/curator who's done many a rad show and was just featured in a Chicago Tribune profile of the city's top curators. Those are just a few.
Music is still my personal go-to art form, but art is about community...and I feel very fortunate to be able to admire and gather inspiration from people I love and respect through the routes they pursue.