Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Ryan Huggins: Good Boy

Tuesday 10 September, 2019, 6 to 9 pm
27 Pembroke Street, Port of Spain


On Tuesday 10 September, for one night only, artist Ryan Huggins will present two series of new drawings in the temporary project space at 27 Pembroke Street in downtown Port of Spain.

These drawings are a fusion of ideas surrounding alternative youth subcultures within queer communities. The artist writes: “I examine the vocabulary of queer references and terminologies in relation to the body, social identity, and gender as a growing language. I got inspiration from collecting images from magazines, posters, and photographs that carry a peculiar ‘young boy’ narrative. These images are reinterpreted into drawings which I pair with text suggesting slogans or stereotypical references to young gay men.”

All are invited.

About the artist:

Ryan Huggins is a painter from Trinidad and Tobago, born in 1991. Raised in Port of Spain, he completed a Bachelor of Fine Art degree at the University of the West Indies in 2016. Currently he is pursuing his fourth year of postgraduate studies at the Kunst Akademie Düsseldorf, Germany, under Professor Tomma Abts.

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