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

image courtesy of Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

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

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.”


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