Transcendence: Queer Restoryation
On view: February 3, 2023 – March 31, 2023
Enter a world where distinctions of gender, time, and place become fluid and flexible, and new queer stories connect to ancient patterns. Cai Quirk’s Transcendence: Queer Restoryation inspires viewers to take a nuanced look into intersections of gender, spirituality, mythology, and nature.
Transcendence explores many paths beyond supposed binaries: male and female, night and day, land and sea, earth and sky, life and death, self and other, self and earth. In the spirit of myths, this series transcends boundaries and identities to reach a deeply human experience of connection.
In a society that tries to erase the presence of queer, transgender, and non-binary folks, it is vital that we share our stories, whether these are the everyday realities of our lives, or mythic tales of realities deeper than ordinary truths. Binary ways of seeing the world will not simply disappear — we must actively replace them with ways of seeing and honoring fluidity as natural and necessary. Through the powerful act of queer restoryation, Transcendence invites viewers on a journey of empowerment, inspiration, and healing.
Please join us for Gallery Night, 2/3 & 3/3, from 5-8 PM, including an artist talk with Cai Quirk at 6:30 PM.