Exhibition: Zackary Drucker & Manuel Vason: Don’t Look At Me Like That – Luis De J


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An exhibition of photographic lightboxes of Manuel Vason’s collaborations with Zackary Drucker is currently on show at the Luis De Jesus Los Angeles gallery from October 19 – November 23, 2013

You can view view all of the image collaborations with Zackary Drukcer on Vason’s online collaborations gallery ArtCollaboration.co.uk

The disciple of a silenced, ghettoized community, Zackary Drucker, a young transgender artist/performer from Los Angeles, uses a range of creative devices that all strive towards the portrayal of bodily identity, her own and that of others, obsessively infusing visual media-photographs, videos and performance art-with acute, masochistic emotional compulsions. Conceiving, discovering, and manifesting herself as “a woman in the wrong world”, her work is rooted in cultivating and investigating under-recognized aspects of transgender history, locating herself in that history, and communicating her contemporary experience of gender and sexuality. With self-awareness and agency, her work reinvents and redistributes relationships of spectacle-spectator, dominator-subjugated, and the domesticated-exoticized. “My work provides a place to construct myself” says Drucker. “I revisit erased histories, perform and inhabit multiple roles and narratives, and document moments of, and in between, gender scripting a narrative that is inherently self-reflexive as it is constructed, deconstructed and experienced.”

More information on the Luis De Jesus Los Angeles gallery website.