Relationship by Zackary Drucker & Rhys Ernst
Relationship is a series of intimate snapshots taken by Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst that depicts the arc of their real-life love story. Taken from 2008-2013, the 40 photographs on view are an intimate voyeuristic view into the private relationship of these two individuals. The portraits convey a specific time and place--the sexuality of two people in love and living in Los Angeles, who have opted for a non-operative transition into an altered gender existence on hormones. Collectively, the photographs become a cinematic version of their romantic and creative collaboration. Simultaneously fact and fiction, they disclose the pair as self-consciously and conspicuously presenting themselves, offering autobiography as ambiguity and unraveling identity as a construction. In Drucker's words: "Our bodies are a microcosm of the greater external world as it shifts to a more polymorphous spectrum of sexuality. We are all collectively morphing and transforming together, and this is just one story of an opposite oriented transgender couple living in Los Angeles.”
Curated by Jean-Paul Kelly, Lori Newdick and Sharon Switzer. Produced by PATTISON Onestop as part of their ongoing Art in Transit programme.
Relationship will appear as a series of 45-second slideshows on the PATTISON Onestop network of subway platform screens in 63 stations the TTC, appearing once every 10 minutes, from June 16 - 29, 2014.
For more information visit: www.artintransit.ca
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