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Rural Fantasies

  • Iridian Gallery at Diversity Richmond 1407 Sherwood Avenue Richmond, VA, 23220 United States (map)

Mar 17 thru April 23, 2017 | Rural Fantasies is a two-person exhibition featuring the work of New York-based transgender queer artists, Cobi Moules and Cupid Ojala. Their works, created individually and paired by the Iridian Gallery art selection committee, are both humorous and poignant, and represent their separate experiences as transgender people.

Each artist utilizes the absurd (past work includes Cobi’s self-portraits as a member of New Kids on the Block and Cupid’s performances as Kelly the Cub Scout) as a construct to portray imagined moments in their lives. There is a profound exploration of the tropes of growing up as an all American boy. The work fulfills an absence in their lives. Additionally it is visually clever, intentionally provocative, and an assertive reclamation of self.

Opening reception March 17, 7-9 p.m.