Professor Devan Shimoyama‘s Work is included in “Queer/Dialogue,” on view at the Grinnell College Museum of Art September 7 through December 12. The exhibition presents eight artists whose works enable dialogue at the intersections of identity expression: race, gender, individuality and otherness, equity within differences, with a focus on the body as expressive terrain. The artists represent distinct voices across a spectrum of media, reflecting diversity in identity expressions where they intersect with contemporary political, social, and economic, issues, always relevant but particularly charged at this moment.
At the heart of the project is the celebration of each artist as an individual. Rather than gather a broad survey with one or two pieces by man artists, this exhibition presents the eight artists in solo presentations side-by-side, creating a multidimensional dialogue, using the term queer as a catalyst.