Following the successful 2015 exhibition, Queer Landscapes, Queer Journeys: Reflections of LGBTQ Rights and Struggles in Ontario Today, the Ontario Public Service Pride Network (OPN) will sponsor its second art exhibition May 30 to June 23, 2017.

Queer Landscapes, Queer Intersections will explore the landscape of LGBTQ social issues and identities from an intersectional perspective. Intersectionality is a concept increasingly used to understand complex social equity issues through relationships of power and privilege. This perspective recognizes that it is not sufficient to view dimensions of identity and diversity in isolation, and that the intersection of social identities is critical to understanding social realities and impacts on individuals and communities.

LGBTQ artists from all communities and backgrounds across Ontario are invited to submit artwork exploring how LGBTQ social issues and identities intersect with those related to race, gender, ethnicity, religion, age, ability, class, family structure, sexual and mental health, and other dimensions of potential discrimination, marginalization or stigma.   Works will be selected to represent a diverse range of voices by Ontario-based LGBTQ artists working in a variety of artistic media.

The exhibition will take place at the John B. Aird Gallery, located in Macdonald Block, Queen’s Park, 900 Bay Street, Toronto from May 30 – June 23, 2017. The exhibition will coincide with Pride Month.

Following its debut in Toronto, the exhibition may have opportunity to travel to other cities in Ontario throughout summer and fall 2017 (TBD). Artists whose work is accepted for the exhibition will be provided with further details and will have the option to decide whether to participate in the touring exhibition, once confirmed.

Art Exhibition: May 30 – June 23, 2017

John B. Aird Gallery, 900 Bay Street, Queen’s Park, Toronto

Juried by Robert Houle, Pamila Matharu, and Syrus Marcus Ware

Presented by the Ontario Public Service Pride Network

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