Friday, March 1, 6-8 pm
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
Kent Monkman is one of the most celebrated queer artists working in Canada today. With a foot in each of our defining binaries, be they male/female, past/present, Aboriginal/European, Canadian/American, Monkman’s work underscores that contact always leaves both parties changed. Operating at the intersection of colonial history and post-colonial culture, Monkman’s work not only calls into question our received histories but demonstrates we are ll necessarily hybrids.
Monkman’s career spans more than two decades and his work has been extensively exhibited in Canada, the United States and Europe in both solo and group exhibitions including the Montreal Museum of Fine Art, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, The American West, at Compton Verney, in Warwickshire, England, the 2010 Sydney Biennale, My Winnipeg at Maison Rouge, Paris, and Oh Canada!, at MASS MOCA. His work is held in numerous private and public collections including the Art Gallery of Ontario, the National Gallery of Canada, Museum London, The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. For more information on Kent Monkman please visit KentMonkman.com.
Selections from Monkman’s series Emergence of a Legend are currently on view in the Rare & Raw Exhibition at the Museum. This lecture is being presented as part of the Leslie-Lohman Queer Art Lecture Series in conjunction with The University at Buffalo’s Department of Visual Studies. For Museum information visit LeslieLohman.org.
This event is free and open to the public.
Image: Kent Monkman