Veins of Existence: Beyond Survival curated by Sean Sandusky

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June 29 – July 28 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, June 29, 7-10pm

Curated by Sean Sandusky

Wil Brask and Natalie King, Justus Buenaflor, Kevin Holliday, Gabrielle Leighton, and Rowan Red Sky

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In the current world, national and local political stratospheres, queer, trans, and gender non-conforming folks live between both a full and threatened existence. During the past decade it  has been both an external and intra-community struggle to be represented, seen, and heard. As many march toward a more diverse, livable and inclusive LGBTQI2A+ community there has also been push back and erasure of such progress. Considering the oversimplification of  multiple and intersecting identities, there is a need and a call to be celebrated not just for survival but also for moments of joy, hope, and worthiness. Veins of Existence: Beyond Survival acknowledges the blindspots in  representing multiple identities and various cultural backgrounds.This exhibition highlights both  current obstacles as well the pride that makes people fight for their greater community.

Xpace acknowledges the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council for this exhibition.




Image: Gabrielle Leighton, Blues