Above the Belt, Below the Bush

September 7 – September 28, 2019
North Bay, Ontario

Co-curated by 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.

This exhibition will feature artworks by Adrienne Crossman (Hamilton, ON), Dayna Danger (Winnipeg, MB), Tyler Matheson (Kitchener-Waterloo, ON), Dominic Pinney (Windsor, ON), Jordyn Stewart (Kitchener-Waterloo, ON), Walter K. Scott (Montreal, QC), and Tejhler Leadbeater (Sioux Lookout, ON).

Above the Belt, Below the Bush is generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council.