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"This Is Who You Are" in Free Form at Gallery 263


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For artists who are members of the LGBTQIA+ community, there is often an expectation that our work will be politically driven and tied directly to our experiences of marginalization. We are shouldered with the responsibility of representing, defending, and/or analyzing our identities, and explaining our relationship to the dominant culture. But what do we make for ourselves, when we’re satisfying our own artistic impulses, exploring our medium, or pursuing non- queer specific avenues of creation? What do we have to say when we’re not trying to engage with the heteronormative and cisnormative world? This show seeks to unburden queer & trans artists from the pressures of representation while still celebrating and amplifying our marginalized voices.

Juried by Ben S. Wallace. The grandson of a vignette engraver and son of an oil painter, Ben grew up in the dunes of Cape Cod with a tremendous appreciation for the way art, humans, and nature intertwine.

Opening reception November 30, 7-9pm.

Earlier Event: November 25
Sweat it Out