EMBODYING THE SHADOW

Dec 2017 – Jan 2018 / opening reception Dec 7 5-9pm: Embodying the Shadow exhibition at Black Locust Cafe used mixed media drawing to demonstrate my private experience unfolding behind the scenes of the larger Season of Shadows project; the collection (of oil pastel and ink on pressed boards) is concerned with embodiment, queerness, chronic pain, happiness, and privacy. Images portray moments of anticipation just before a Shadows event; self portraits in masks made during Shadows workshops; the in-between afternoons spent managing body pain. How do gender and disability talk to each other? What has my individual experience been during the highly public and social process of Season of Shadows? This show was described by guests:

“deeply personal . . . even uncomfortable . . .”

“surprisingly exhibition-like—you know, not like the other Season of Shadows projects you’ve done . . . surprisingly informative, too.”

Curatorial efforts by Sarah Akawa / Queer Pressure. Additional support from BG Creative and Black Locust Cafe.

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Crawl, 11×14″ (2017)