I'm pleased to announce a solo exhibition of my work Banshees & Queens at the W Hotel DC. The series of fine art photographs explores performances of femininity highlighting examples from drag, ballroom, and feminist communities. Female-presenting, identifying, and non-binary individuals claim space in a series of graphically colorful and black and white works that challenge society's heteronormative expectations of womanhood. By deliberately presenting subjects without a clear gender, the photographs investigate gender as a performative construct and create a sense of discomfort in the viewer that encourages reflection.
Installed a block from the White House, the series features the faces and bodies of trans, queer, and non-binary people who present as female. The work challenges the misogynist, homophobic rhetoric of the President, creating space for those most marginalized to speak their own truth to power.
Works are editions of 5 and available for purchase HERE. The exhibition is on view in the lobby and dining room of the W Washington D.C. (515 15 St NW, Washington D.C.) March 1 to April 29, 2018.
OPENING RECEPTION: March 8, 2018 7-9pm (afterparty 9-midnight)
Grab your weave, latex catsuit, and a gallon of glitter to join us for a ~WILD~ opening reception March 8, 2018, 7-9pm. Festive dress inspired by the work is encouraged. Drag performer Pussy Noir will be gracing us with a performance, the drag community is invited to come in FULL FACE, and we'll be mixing and mingling to talk about contemporary feminism and gender issues. Once we get warmed up at the reception, we'll migrate upstairs to POV for an afterparty until midnight.
All are welcome to join for for empathetic, respectful dialogue.