Perhaps Blue is a Cool Color, After All
PHOSPHORESCENT FOSSILS illuminates the glowing remains of tender undesirability. While hidden, this space holds memory, pleasure, grief, and loss. Ultimately creating form through absorbing light and darkness, it focuses on the in-between process of building memory and remembering. These windows are eyes peering back at you, illustrating stories of institutional and state violence, storytelling silence through cement sculptures, stitched metaphors, and disco moonlights. Glowing in their pleasures and horrors, we witness growth and memory building from the past that simultaneously reflects future illumination.
It is no coincidence another autumn has fallen, another pandemic has arisen, and another disco ball hanging. Yet now, the disco ball is wrapped in a plush snake hissing memories and boundaries reclaiming power, while cement sculptures lay embedded with photographs of insides foretelling queer futures, honoring queer pasts, and centering the present self in process. Summoning personal archives to meet soft and rough landscapes, these windows witness community healing and feeling, intergenerational transformation, orchestrated murder and perpetual heartbreak, and everyday histories woven with pulsing silences vibrant in the shadows of the disco moonlight.