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Gwenn Seemel: Crime Against Nature

RICHARD SPEER
Tuesday January 01
Place Gallery
Pioneer Place, third floor, 700 SW 5th Ave.
 
Portraitist Gwenn Seemel turns her attention to the animal kingdom in the exhibition Crime Against Nature and draws whimsical but politically relevant parallels between animal and human sexuality. She offers up a picture of a genderqueer biosphere populated by promiscuous squirrels, infertile camels, lactating male bats, lesbian dolphins, bisexual bonobos and an array of other freak-flag-flying beasts of surf and turf. As fun as the imagery may be, the show powerfully rebuts right-wingers who point to the animal kingdom as “proof” that sex in nature is uniformly vanilla.Through Jan. 12.

 



Where: Place Gallery
Address: Pioneer Place, third floor, 700 SW 5th Ave.

 
 

Place Gallery

Pioneer Place, third floor, 700 SW 5th Ave.
Portland,
97205
 
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