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.

Download the exhibition catalog here.

12367810Photography by Alexander Rondeau.