2020 Senior Show
The thesis show for Studio Art Majors – students spend a year developing a body of work for this show. This year, the show is online at upsseniorexhibition.com
Liss LaFleur: Fruit
Inspired by Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay “Notes on ‘Camp’,” and the “fruit machine,” a military device used by the U.S. and Canadian government during the Cold War to detect and purge LGBT individuals, this exhibition examines the semiotics of fruit in relation to the queer body.
“A glass banana the length of my leg, apples the size of fists, and blueberries as nipples, were produced in residence at the Museum of Glass and borne through research on the use of historic anthropometry and fruit to feminize, criminalize, and sexualize the body.”
Liss LaFleur Artist Talk Text (PDF)