Historically associated with Modernist movements, strategies of bodily fragmentation (slicing the body into parts, isolating appendages, and distorting one’s self-image) are reconsidered by queer contemporary artists as a means of exploring their own perceptions of self outside of the cis-heteronormative gaze. Rejecting societal notions of fixedness and individuation, fragmentation in this exhibition serves not as a method of deconstruction but as an additive process in which queer selfhood is malleable, ever-changing, tactile, and connected. The artists in this show forge a queer aesthetic, proposing a world in which the body-in-pieces is in fact the body-as-whole.
Participating artists: Math Bass, Diedrick Brackens, A.K. Burns, Jibz Cameron, Theresa Chromati, KC Crow Maddux, Troy Michie, Christina Quarles, Devan Shimoyama, Ceaphas Stubbs, and Jade Yumang.
Not Me, Not That, Not Nothing Either is curated by Rachel Beaudoin and Nirvana Santos-Kuilan.