The White House presents ‘Fear of a Queer Planet’, an exhibition of recent works by Toronto-based artist Adrienne Crossman
August 18-21, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 18 7-10pm
Gallery hours: 12-5pm Friday through Sunday
Referencing nostalgic toys from the mid to late 90’s such the Furby™ released by Tiger Electronics in 1998 and the Tamagotchi™ released in 1996 by Bandai, the objects are re-contextualized through the lens of queer and feminist theory, taking the shape of physical sculptures, 3D renderings and illustrations. Through the re-contextualization (read: queering) of these familiar objects into something other, one may reflect on the possibility that a ‘queer’ feeling, sensibility or aesthetic impalpably pulses between binary categories that construct and oppress our perception of human life, highlighting the ubiquitous nature of queerness in the everyday, challenging the validity of these taxonomies (male/female, synthetic/real) altogether.
This exhibition acknowledges the generous support of the Toronto Arts Council and the City of Toronto.
Photos by Yuula Benivolski