Thursday, February 16, 2006

Taxpayers Funding "Queer Art" at U Mass Boston

Do the taxpayers of Massachusetts really want to pay to have this photo hung in an "art" show at U Mass Boston? Our local homosexual newspaper dubs the exhibit "Queer Eye for the Queer Eye."

We found the photos awfully hard to look at. But you'd better look at them so you know what this generation of college students is being fed as their avant-garde art. As MassResistance has pointed out frequently, our young people are being moved beyond "homosexuality" and "bisexuality" into queer realms even their participants can't label:

One artist is... "a photographer interested in bending the classical ideas of gender and sexual identity, including labels. She doesn’t identify as bisexual, but prefers ambisexual to get away from the 'problem of binary language,' as she calls it."

One of her revolting pieces is "a large scale photograph featuring a gender-bending female posing in her underwear. George wanted it to be a spoof of the Calvin Klein underwear commercials of the 90s, featuring a woman with large breasts in a white t-shirt, strategically placed above a shot of her lower body sporting an immensely large package. A tattoo that reads 'Daddy' appears on her lower abdomen. It greets you as you walk into the gallery, and [the reviewer] was struck by the simplicity of the set up and the complexity of the issues it was bringing up: identity, sexuality, looks and in your face humor. Currently an assistant art professor at Bridgewater State College, her work (including a call for children of same-sex married couples) can be found on her website,"

Another exhibitor is a transgendered graduate of this fine university who "currently lives in Jamaica Plain. In Queer Eye, he has a series of photographs depicting the same head (his) placed on several different bodies, in part to confront people and their uncomfortableness with questions of gender, as he says. He then asks the viewer to decide which body is the 'correct' one, but for [him] the right one isn’t the point. 'It’s partly biographical, dealing with my own body image issue and gender stuff,' he says. Currently, [he] identifies as 'figuring it out,' having stopped hormone therapy and gender reassignment surgery."