24/06/2022 - 12/08/2022
New Work - Mixed Medium
Graham Martin - Portals
The exhibition considers queer space and time through the specific lens of cruising. Portals uses paintings, ceramics, and decommissioned historical objects as works which explore cruising as an autoethnographic methodology, and a mode of resistance.
Portals will be accompanied by an In Conversation between Graham Martin and art historian Fiona Anderson. Written in response to a conversation which took place in early May 2022, the text discusses cruising as methodology and its limitations, the problem of critical distance/scholarly objectivity, and accessing the queer histories of objects as what Elizabeth Freeman calls ‘undetonated energy from past revolutions’.
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