Kristy Boyce: Bent Canons – NOW Magazine

Exhibition opening evening – June 23, 2022, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Bent Canons is a reinvention of classic artworks with queer bodies, storytelling and iconography. Many images are recognizable as paying tribute to any original work, while having a “queer twist” referring to some aspect of LGBTQIA culture, gender identity, religion, sexuality, etc. Some images are playful while others are political.

About the artist:

Kristy Boyce is from Thunder Bay, Ontario and has been a photographer for nearly two decades. During her career, she has received scholarships from the Canada Council for the Arts (several), The Toronto Arts Council, and OCADU’s Career Launcher Prize. She recently received an Applied Arts Magazine award for her portrait photography.

Boyce’s work has been shown and published worldwide. Boyce’s work focuses on social and human rights issues, often based on themes such as sexuality, identity and gender performance. Boyce’s work seeks to explore the “others” of society; those who are made different by the facts of their nature, those who are distinguished from accepted ideas of normativity and cultural configurations such as ‘masculine’ and ‘feminine’ and ‘right’ or ‘wrong’.

***Please note that the gallery space is small; to check the number of people in the room on opening night, reserve your free ticket via the EventBrite link. (Tickets only needed for June 23 between 6-9pm). When visiting the gallery, we strongly recommend that you follow the COVID safety guidelines for wearing a mask and social distancing. The gallery is on the ground floor and wheelchair accessible. Unfortunately, there will be no snacks on opening night to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Can’t go to opening night? This exhibition runs all week – free and open to the public.

Where: Remote Gallery – 568 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON
When: June 23-29, 2022
Time: Weekdays 4pm – 7pm ET – Weekends 1pm – 6pm ET

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