YOUphoria is an exhibition for Queer/anyone who identifies as 2SLGBTQIA+ artists to have a space to showcase artwork about finding joy while living on the margins of society. When so often we have been called ugly or unloveable, dirty or distinctly wrong, YOUphoria will shift that narrative to being one of beauty, joy, and love. So, we ask you artists; why do you love being Queer? Where do you find euphoria in your day-to-day life? How can you express that through your art?

Lean into the kink, the kitsch, the tackiness, the bold and the unexpected. Painting, digital art, poetry, photography, textile work (including fashion), ceramics, mixed media, performance, etc. are all acceptable. We want to see your Queer Joy, however, that looks. 

The 2SLGBTQIA+ community has been fighting for basic human rights for generations and will continue to do so for generations to come. Propeller is offering a space for the queer community to come together and celebrate all the beauty there is in being Queer. Propeller will be transformed into a space where queer artists can laugh, sing, dance, and celebrate Toronto Pride together.

YOUphoria – Propeller Gallery 30 Abell Street, Toronto June 21 to July 9, 2023



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