all the men before me

Before I understood what queerness was, I sought a familiarity that I could not name and whose characteristics I could not identify. I would naively project this familiarity onto the objects and people around me hoping that they would respond. If they did, I am not certain I perceived it. I continue to project a familiarity, hoping still that somebody will respond.

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all the men before me is a collection of work based on the pursuit of familiarity. Emerging from queer histories, personal experiences, and self-reflection, the work explores queerness, relationships, and selfhood. Like identity, it is a masked presence which becomes more apparent and more difficult to grasp.

all the men before me was installed at Artspeak Gallery in Windsor, ON from Sept. 16 - 22, 2019