April 3 – 21
Reception: Friday, April 21, 5-8pm
Location: Common Wealth Gallery, 100 S Baldwin St, Madison, WI
I Think We Could’ve Been Something is an ongoing body of work that focuses on queer intimacy and missed connections created through short-term romances. The work considers the idea of hookup culture within the LGBTQ+ community specific to gay and queer men. Originating from the act of meeting men through queer-dating apps such as Grindr, I have begun inviting men whom I’ve met through various means to be photographed in intimate scenes which in turn becomes a way of creating a form of queer intimacy through image-making. My use of the alternative process of lumen printing allows me to queer the photograph by producing pink colors on the silver gelatin surface. This color becomes a visual representation of both the body where the prints mimic how blood rushes to certain points of the body in moments of passion as well as placing these intimate constructed fantasies through rose-tinted glasses further idealizing these short-term romances that “could’ve been something.”
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