The coming together of community can feel as fleeting as it is necessary. The memories of the people and projects and places we build upon can seem so present one instant and so illusory the next. Visualizing queer bodies and non-binary states of being can easily seem like slight of hand - now you see them, now you don't. And yet, queer community, history and bodies hold a wild continuity.
Edie Fake's work looks at how visualizing space can be part of sorting through the complexities and paradoxes in bodies and histories.
Fake was born outside Chicago in 1980 and currently resides in the desert near Joshua Tree, California. His work grapples with the manifestation and meaning of queer space. His drawings use architectural elements as visual metaphors for the ways in which definition and validation elude trans identities.
This program is presented by the Studio Art Ellen Johnson Endowment for Modern and Contemporary Art, the Creative Writing Pauline M. Delaney Professorship Fund, the Department of Gender Sexuality and Feminist Studies and the Department of Anthropology.