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Kha 2

Tommy Kha, Exchange Place VI, Midtown Memphis, 2019. Pigment print, 27 x 21 5/8 in. Collection of the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art. Museum purchase, O'Neal Fund. 2023.3.2. © Tommy Kha.

I'm a thousand different people—Every one is real

Mar 15, 2024 - Jan 05, 2025

Taking its title from a drawing by artist and queer icon Candy Darling, this exhibition brings together a selection of works recently acquired by the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art. Darling’s words evoke the multidimensionality of queer and trans life and artistic practices that insist on defining art and life entirely on one’s own terms. Taken together, the exhibited works—across various media and representational styles—embrace a spectral, prismatic approach to rendering LGBTQIA+ existence. Both contemporary and historical, the works elide the demand for authenticity and easy legibility, instead holding space for plurality, reinvention, and fantasy.

Artists include: Ana Benaroya, Aziz + Cucher, Genesis Breyer P. Orridge, Candy Darling, Angela Dufresne, Jeffrey Gibson, Gotscho, Morgan Gwenwald, Geoffrey Hendricks, Tommy Kha, Baseera Khan, Kia LaBeija, Hortensia Mi Kafchin, Joseph Liatela, Beau McCall, Pierre Molinier, Carlos Motta, John Schacht, Alisa Sikelianos-Carter, Kali Spitzer, Linda Stein, Linn Underhill, D'Angelo Lovell Williams

Curated by Stamatina Gregory, Head Curator / Director of Exhibitions and Collections; Noam Parness, Former Associate Curator / Exhibitions Manager; and Judy Giera, Collections Manager at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art.