In cased you missed it here are some pictures of the last months exhibition Queer Art: Gender and Identity. The show was curated by Terrence Donlin, and junior BOAD major. Below is his statement about the show:
Rosa Middleton, a Queer artist and illustrator, was asked to define what “queer” meant to her. Her response was the inspiration for this exhibition:
“Queer is an Umbrella with so many people standing beneath it that it would be impossible to make a comprehensive definition without someone getting angry about it.It’s a word that scares a lot of people but it can also be quite misunderstood.It’s a word for anyone who doesn’t feel they fit into the box that they’ve been given. And for many it is about making your own box to tick.It’s about self-realization, and taking all the small pieces of yourself to form one complete human being.It’s celebrating your skin but realizing we are all the same underneath.”
And while the role of Queer individuals and the importance of the masculine and feminine may shift and change, the purpose of this exhibition is to look at how these things are affecting the art and artists in this moment in time. It is to look at how Queer artists here at Ringling College are producing work that reflects their own individual experiences of/in/with the Queer community.
Terrence Donlin, Curator