march, 2020

07marAll DayQueer Portraits of Invisible Grief - ClosingDiscipline:Visual ArtsEvent details:Accessible venue,All ages,Free

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Queer Portraits of Invisible Grief | Project Room

January 25 – March 7, 2020

Devin West


Queer Portraits of Invisible Grief
is a constellation of conceptual portrait installations exploring the
complex cultural relationship between queer kinship and structures of
heteronormativity. West’s practice centres on creating a powerful
dialogue from which to challenge dichotomous patterns of being, by
creating a liminal space to disrupt those very patterns of being. The
works collected in this exhibition weave a narrative exploring how the
rigid structures of heteronormativity create a social death of queer
kinship through rural genderfluid conceptual installation.


Devin West is a genderfluid,
queer, settler artist-scholar from northern Saskatchewan. Through a
conceptual installation art practice, West works with structural themes
of tension, suspension and disruption, challenging and disturbing
notions of femininity and masculinity as stable embodied binary signals
of heteronormativity. Devin uses artistic intervention and
research-creation to encourage and engage public cultural dialogue about
genderfluid resilience co-habiting in tension with heteronormativity.
Scholarly and artistic pursuits are influenced by divergent career paths
in clinical social work prior tobecoming a master carpenter. Devin has a
Master of Arts degree in Gender Studies, and is currently a doctoral
student in Cultural Studies, Queens University, and Research Fellow at
Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre.



All Day (Saturday)


The Union Gallery

101 Union St W


Union 1st Floor Stauffer Library, 101 Union St W. Kingston ON

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