September 16 – 27, 2014
Southerners: Queer identified artists finding home and family in the South celebrates Queer expression and creativity through visual, audio and performance art. All of the artists represented in the show are Queer identified natives or current residents of the South. Although the show explores what it means to identify as Queer, it does not tackle all of the struggles nor does it fully represent the vast expressions of Queerness in the South.
Individually, the work examines themes such as, gender identity, late capitalism, body image, discrimination, sexuality, self-worth, rejection, mental health, community and sense of place. Collectively, the show considers how Queer identified folks living in the South create home, family, and community in a society where human bodies and definitions of family are legislated and the principals of capitalism and gender binaries are upheld.
The show is curated by Kate Swearingen, a queer identified arts organizer and resident of Durham, NC.
Opening Reception: Friday, September 19, 7 – 10pm
September 16 - September 27, 2014