I was invited to create a piece for a show that opens next month in the Pioneer Square art gallery called Shift. Toxic Masculinity and Gender Roles is the theme of the group and solo show. Craig van den Bosch is having a solo show at the same time.
My piece is 3D but that is more obvious in person. There are many threads to my piece which include: coming out of the closet as a gay man; being raised in a society where boys are told that they should not cry; men on the down low; men struggling with racism; and the acceptance of one’s self. All the materials used in my 3D collage are recycled materials including a potato bag, tea bag strings with paper; old ephemera; dictionary pages; and old ledger pages, The show opens on March 2 and runs through April 1.