Group Exhibition curated by Jared Christensen Featuring: Mandy Chesney, Elliot Doughtie, Jasjyot Singh Hans, Nick Simko
Feburary 9, 2019 - March 21, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 6th 7-10PM
Exhibition Runs: April 6, 2019 - May 18, 2019
Terrault Gallery and guest curator Jared Christensen present Become Again, a gallery exhibition, supported by poetry and spoken word programs and community engagement events, that will expand the conversation about queer identity beyond the closet. Inspired by the philosophical concept of “becoming,” which suggests a lifelong process of self discovery, change, and adaptation, this project explores a second becoming that queer individuals enter after they come out. Become Again challenges homogenous ideas of queer identity and speculates about the present and future of queer communities that exist apart from normative culture. This project uplifts and inspires solidarity within the queer community at large, enacting pride through individual truth.
The artists in Become Again work across mediums with thematic investigations into how bodies occupy space. Elliot Doughtie’s sculptural installation and Jasjyot Singh Hans’ illustrations relate the dualism of bathrooms as sites of queer pleasure and trauma. Nick Simko’s photographic work combines sculpted and biological figures to disrupt assumptions about identity, while the ambiguous, immersive forms in Mandy Chesney’s work force viewers to physically adjust their orientation, speaking to the liminal experience of non-normative identity.
Gallery hours: Saturdays 1-5PM
Closing Reception: Thursday, May 16 7-9PM