Featuring work by:


Tammy Rae Carland


Eliot K Daughtry


Kriss De Jong


Teri Claude Dowling


Jordy Jones


Jenny Michals


Hien Nguyen


Rev. Tim Taylor

For more information contact:
Eliot K Daughtry & Kriss De Jong
E: evolutionofgender@killerbanshee.com
P: 510.444.2649
W: killerbanshee.com/evolutionofgender

www.queerculturalcenter.org

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Killer Banshee Studios and The National Queer Arts Festival 2003 present:

EG: (r)Evolution of Gender
a Visual Arts exhibition exploring gender identity

June 6-29, 2003
Opening reception: Friday, June 6 at 6:00pm

SomArts | Rear Gallery
934 Brannan @ 8th Street, San Francsico, CA

Featuring work by:

Tammy Rae Carland Jordy Jones
Eliot K Daughtry Jenny Michals
Kriss De Jong Hien Nguyen
Teri Claude Dowling Tim Taylor

Curated by: Eliot K Daughtry and Kriss De Jong of Killer Banshee Studios

Outside of constraint visited on mainstream concepts of gender, the queer continuum revels in paradox, defying definition. Presented as part of the National Queer Arts Festival 2003,
EG: (r)Evolution of Gender tracks the influence of gender identity on artists and their work. In this curated exhibition, eight artists will show works with different perspectives on gender identity, roles and their own relative gender positions. Subject matter ranges from androgynous and deliberately non-gendered to the ephemera of gender transition. Some artists will show work from multiple series, revealing changes in their own experiences with gender. Others will display work that seeks to expand the boundaries of gender perception and self-identity.

Represented disciplines include photography, painting, multimedia and sculpture. Abstract narrative combines with found objects, reinterpretation, and the politic of theory. Each artist explores gender from a different point of view and cultural investment. Carland reinvents personal history by playing both the role of her mother and father, and Dowling suggests dualities created with prosthetics. Taylor and Jones use charged common objects to rework the lines of cultural politics in their art. De Jong and Michals create deliberate images of non-defined gender, while Nguyen and Daughtry chronicle a shift away from androgyny to explore male sexuality.

Gender identity no longer begins with simple male/female constructs and juxtapositions, and it does not end at the doorstep of transgender. EG: (r)Evolution of Gender provides visual testimony from this dedicated group of artists working within queer culture to expose the riches of the gender experience.

Opening reception: Friday, June 6 at 6:00pm

Guided gallery tour & discussion: Saturday, June 14 at 3:00pm

SomArts Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday, Noon-4pm.
The Gallery is accessible by wheelchair.


Download a full copy of the press kit

Review of EG:(r)Evolution Of Gender Show in SF Bay Guardian