Above the Belt, Below the Bush
September 7 – 27, 2019
North Bay, Ontario
Curated by Minor Hockey (Robin Alex McDonald and Alexander Rondeau), Above the Belt, Below the Bush relishes in the extra/ordinary fusion of queer glamour with the rural aesthetics of Northern Ontario. Collapsing the seemingly stark divide between hyper-masculine cultures of hunting and sport and queer/femme textures and materials (including leather, glitter, fluorescents, and sheen), participating artists exemplify how queerness involves ongoing negotiations of geographic-specific visual and cultural codes.
Featuring artworks by Adrienne Crossman (Hamilton, ON), Dayna Danger (Montreal, QC) Tyler Matheson (Kitchener-Waterloo, ON), Dominic Pinney (Windsor, ON), Walter Kaheró:ton Scott (Montreal, QC), and Jordyn Stewart (Grimsby, ON).
Above the Belt, Below the Bush is generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council.
Photography by Alexander Rondeau.