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Gucci could Never curated by Dana Snow

Binary Rainbow, Lenox Daley, Alexi Pedneault, Sean Sandusky, Maximilian Suillerot

September 6, 2019 - October 5, 2019

Essay by Dana Snow

September 6 – October 5, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, September 6, 7-11 pm

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Camp is a freshly baked topic du-jour in pop culture. There have been countless efforts to explain the sensibility; camp has attracted ivory tower academics, New York Times columnists, fashionistas, and culture-vultures alike into cocktail hour conversations over what it can be explained as. All they can seem to settle on is what it is not. Gucci could Never has overheard the discussions around Ezra Miller’s costume and has declared it dull.
Gucci could Never is a group exhibition that plays with humour, text, theatricality and general camp aesthetics. These tools are used as a means to express agency and community through a codified means of expressing queer identity. It is a celebration and undertaking of the power of camp sensibility that gently twists ideas of what class and gender identity can look like. Gucci could Never struts into the limelight of dominant culture and seeks to make space for an inclusive, democratic and queer AF representation.

This exhibition was create during Xpace’s annual summer residency for recent OCAD U graduates.