This LGBTQ documentary delves into the life and past of Lyle XOX, the Canadian artist who has become an international sensation by using his face as a canvas. He was featured here on The Art Junkie earlier this summer.
To celebrate Pride Month, artist Jason Perreault’s exhibition Bien dans sa peau [Comfortable in Your Own Skin] highlights gender-queer people and embraces their varied characteristics through the tropes of contemporary fashion photography. It’s at Akasha Art Projects in Toronto after a previous run at Ryerson Image Centre.
Artist Spencer J. Harrison was Canada’s first academic to paint his PhD, earned in 2014 at OISE, University of Toronto. His “Not a Freak Show, Growing up Gay in Rural Ontario” opens at the Art Gallery of Peterborough April 29, 2017.
In Reunions, Steven Beckly reclaims old photographs of same-sex couples, constructing a contemporary album “through the queering of past identities, relationships, and histories,” the Toronto-based artist says. He’s at Toronto Image Works Gallery to May 31, part of the Scotiabank Contact Festival.
A National Film Board profile on transgender singer and songwriter Rae Spoon got good reviews at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. There were four showings of “My Prairie Home” at the star-making Utah event, pleasing Spoon – who grew up isolated in an evangelical family. She writes […]