Cabinets of Wonder: A Queer's Dialogue Between the Grotesque, the Curious and the Mundane
Grotesque Art and Cabinets of Curiosities trade on fascination with the unfamiliar, the unusual and the unnatural. In this installation I re-cast the grotesque to signify cultural attitudes over the centuries that have articulated the relationship between monstrosity and same-sex desire. In conversation with the Wall of Grotesques is a Cabinet of Curiosities. Collectors of the traditional cabinets endeavored to create order in a chaotic world. This cabinet enacts a revisionist history by framing and containing artifacts of queer life together with the mundane.
Group Exhibitions: OUT THERE JUNE 12-30, 2020 Los Angeles Art Association & the City of West Hollywood proudly present Out There present celebrating the LGBT experience during West Hollywood's Pride Month festivities. Juried by Bert Green, Bert Green Fine Arts TO VIEW AND PURCHASE ART WORK: www.laaa.org/out-there-2020 FEATURING ARTISTS: Clovis Blackwell, Jo Ann Block, Janine Brown, Richard S. Chow, Michael Derry, Pam Farkus, Dwora Fried, Bart Goldman, S.P. Harper, Sean Hemeon, Mark Indig, Colleen M. Kelly, Daniel Leighton, Lena Moross, Johnny Naked, Albert Natian, Elizabeth Noble, Tom Pazderka, Ashton Phillips, SameSource, Osceola Refetoff, Scott A. Trimble, Deborah van der Zaag, John Waiblinger and Mara Zaslove.