Sexology Season: Skoliosexual
The Arches & The Wellcome Collection present
Lucy Asten Holmes-Elliot: Skoliosexual
part of Sexology Season
Tue 12 May – Sat 6 Jun 2015 | 10am – 10pm daily | Free entry | The Arches Foyer
Skoliosexual is part of the Sexology Season, presented by The Arches & The Wellcome Collection.
The exhibition is a combination of two bodies of work: The Queer Window Project, previously commissioned by Creative Scotland as part of the LGBT Youth Scotland LGBT History Month Cultural Commissions in 2013. The illustrations of The Queer Window Project are clean, stripped back, simple black lines on white, with nothing to distract from the person being presented. The tone is unmistakably queer, without being confrontational, and has become iconic within the new generation of queer culture emerging from Scotland. The illustrations were exhibited in a range of venues throughout Glasgow to increase queer visibility within the city in a subtle and accessible way. The aim is to celebrate LGBT identity with the illustrations themselves, while their placement outside of a traditional art space, in everyday venues, avoids othering the LGBT community and underscores their presence within the range and diversity of Scottish society.
The second body comprises a new series of paintings printed on acetate and exhibited in light boxes. These pieces represent a new direction within a familiar theme. Similar to The Queer Window Project, Skoliosexual also explores queer identity; how it is placed and defined within society as a whole. Specifically, this work examines the cline of gender identity as it exists between the two poles. Again, queer identity is celebrated; the subjects’ attitudes are beyond defiant – they are authoritative and enjoying their own sexual power. Skoliosexual, defined as the potential sexual attraction to non-binary identified individuals, describes this attitude perfectly.
I’ll be live painting during the weekend 16th & 17th May the Sexology Season at The Arches, come down for a chat! I will also be taking photographs of volunteers for possible future portraits, I’m especially interested in photographing people who identify as non-birnary, androgynous or trans*. Thanks!
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