September 21-November 15. Gallery & library hours: Monday through
Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed on Sunday. This exhibit focuses on LGBTQ and gender
non-conforming subjects and explores performance, queer representation,
and 'breaking' (involuntarily showing vulnerability) in front of the
lens. Cate Barry is interested in how and why subjects
feel "seen" in photographs, the ways in which we front, and what
happens when we lose control.
The first in every pair shows a person or couple
posing, self-conscious, performing identity the way we all do. The
second in the pair shows the same person caught off-guard in genuine
laughter. The duality offers a musing on performative
identity and, simply, a reminder to the outside world that queer folks
are not tragic. They are bright, fun, capable of joy and humor, often in
love, and while undeniably affected by patriarchal, misogynistic
structures of oppression, they are not defined