Robert Lucy, Sheeba, 2008, Oil on linen, 36 X 30 IN., Collection of Damon Gorrie and Stephanie Watson.
FOUND: Queerness as Archaeology
Jun 07 - Sep 10, 2017
The exhibition surveys work of 28 contemporary artists whose work examines queer identity utilizing the tools of abstraction. To be queer is to be an archaeologist: in order to find traces of ourselves in a world that prefers us hidden, we excavate. We sift through the past for clues about ourselves, driven by our own impulse for survival. Through three specific contemporary observations of queerness, FOUND uncovers that queerness within art history has been depicted through the image of the alternatively sited body, and therefore lending itself to abstraction.