Prism Walls: Sexual Identity and the Expression of Desire

Newhart Promenade, Loyola University Chicago

Entry Deadline: Dec. 1

Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, IL 60640

This is a show about how an artist’s sexual identity relates to the way in which they express their desire. Using Carson McCullers’ The Heart is a Lonely Hunter and Sarah Gubbins’ FML: How Carson McCullers Saved My Life as emotional touchstones, the show will examine the moment when self-preservation and the compulsion to express ones feelings meet – when ‘the love that dares not’, actually dares. This is not an exclusively “queer” show, more “queer-ish”. All people who have loved in the face of opposition are encouraged to apply.

This exhibition is for Chicago-area artists only, or those artists able to drop off and collect their work in person. All media are welcomed, but due to size limitations, three-dimensional work must not protrude from the wall more than 24″. The exhibition will be held from January 29 – March 1, 2015 in Loyola University’s Newhart Promenade, with an opening reception Thursday, January 29.

To apply, please send images of the piece you are submitting along with a descriptive blurb, or more general artist’s statement, to [email protected]. Please enter “prism walls” in the subject heading to facilitate organization. Artists chosen to participate will be contacted after January 1.

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