TINA DOLTER GALLERY
The Tina Dolter Gallery is a juried exhibition space intended for emerging and mid career artists. The gallery is open Monday - Saturday from 10am-4pm and whenever there's a show happening in our theatre.
April 21st - May 26th
“Beneath this mask, another mask. I will never be finished removing all these faces”
– Claude Cahun, 1930
Through the use of crocheted masks and photography, Mascuerade explores gender
performativity and the masquerade gender non-conforming people face due to Western
societies strict gender binary. Each mask depicts a label that queer and gender nonconforming
people are confronted with due to their refusal to conform to societal
pressures. Through these masks, Mascuerade aims to deconstruct the xenophobia
surrounding queer and gender non-conforming people, as well as aims to dismantle the
negative labels that society has attached to them.
Mascuerade is a series of seven self-portrait photographic diptychs exploring gender
performativity, social conformity, and the labelling of those who choose not to conform to
Western societies established gender roles.