Monday, February 06, 2012

Anthony Marcos Rea: The Ones I Remember

Reception// Saturday, February 11th, 2012 // 6pm-9pm
Cobalt Studio// 1950 W. 21st St, STOREFRONT, Chicago IL

My artwork extends itself from an internal investigation of memories, male role models and the location of men in both urban and rural spaces that influenced how I perceived what it means to be a man. Through photographic portraiture I have attempted to catalogue the locations where I witnessed these men (together) in working-class, cultural and queer groups. By merging these sites of contention I am attempting to recreate the ongoing tension between my desires in men as a queer man of color and the vulnerabilities within my identity developed by these early constructions of masculinity.

Anthony Marcos Rea, 2011

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