There might be nothing more stereotypically “manly” than daring to hop on a bucking bull or bronco at a rodeo, and a new art exhibit opening Monday at the University of Idaho helps illustrate that stereotype transcends many of our ideas of sexual identity. Photographer Blake Little spent years documenting the gay rodeo circuit, and the result is a stunning collection of 41 black-and-white photos curated by the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis. The show, Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay Rodeo, is jointly sponsored by the UI Library and the Latah County Historical Society, and includes a gallery talk on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 4 pm about the creation of the exhibit.
Feb. 4 through April 30 • UI Library Second Floor Gallery • 850 S. Rayburn, Moscow • lib.uidaho.edu • 208-885-6559
— Dan Nailen