That’s So Gay (TSG): Come Together
June 8th – August 17th 2016
A group show celebrating new works by LGBTTI2QQ artists curated by Syrus Marcus Ware.
The 2016 subtitle (Come Together) refers to many things: a call to action and activism during a year that has witnessed unprecedented coverage of cross-movement building amongst Indigenous, Black and POC Two-Spirited and LGBTTI2QQ communities, collective struggle and the need to unify and call for creative responses to transphobic and homophobic violence that is dis-proportionally affecting Indigenous and racialized trans women. TSG: Come together highlights the need for artistic engagement and responses to propel our activism into a new dimension.The artists will explore what could be possible if we came together, embracing the unprecedented surge in cross-community activism bringing understandings of Indigenous Sovereignty, Black Lives Matter, environmental justice and queer and trans justice together in larger conversation.
Through drawing painting and mixed media artists Christopher Rodrigues, Natalie Wood, Kara Sievewright, and Lido Pimienta will explore intersections of queer and trans history with environmental justice, Indigenous sovereignty, mixed race communities in Canada and family life. Artists Reena Katz(Radiodress), Humboldt Magnussen, Paddy Leung, Vivek Shraya and Jenna Reid will create installations using mixed media, textiles and found objects to explore cultures of resistance, beauty, spirituality and ritual and their connections to queer and trans identity. Video works by Evan Ifekoya (UK), Lia La Novia(Mexico) and Naomi Rincon Gallardo (Germany) will consider regionality, migration and transgender and gender advocacy through creative practice.