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Libraries exhibit at The ArQuivesExhibit dates: 

Friday, October 26, 2012 to Monday, December 3, 2012

Reception date & time: 

Friday, October 26, 7:30-10 pm
Works concerned with classification and normalization of the body, and of beauty in unexpected places.

Description: 

Libraries‘ is built from three installation artworks: ‘Library of Depth and Gender‘, ‘Library of a Traveling Dandy‘, and ‘Delineate‘. Each of these works is concerned with classification and normalization of the body, and of beauty in unexpected places. The work functions as an axis where knowledge, nature, and gender intersect to investigate how we classify and order the world around us, what the process of selection reveals, and questions who makes those decisions.

In ‘Library of Depth and Gender‘, McPhee creates a library containing natural history books, Foucault and queer theory, as well as monster movies, Darwin-jellyfish footstools and miscellany of her drag persona Cosimo. ‘Library of a Traveling Dandy‘ posits an early 1900s science writer dandy who travels across North America with nothing but books and a wardrobe. The 65 drawings of cephalopods (squid, octopus, nautilus) of ‘Delineation‘ function as an illustration of an Other body, existing in a realm beyond our access.

Admission to the Archives Gallery is free.

Fully accessible.

Biographies:

Nancy Anne McPhee is a textile installation artist originally from Alberta and now based in Montréal, Québec. McPhee works with themes of knowledge, gender and biological bodies, in large-scale drawings, silk trapunto quilt installations and theatrical performances as a collective member of the Drag King troupe Dukes of Drag. She has shown across Canada in commercial galleries, artist run centres and public theatres, recently including a solo exhibition at Galerie FOFA, Montréal, and as a performer in Dukes Up! at the historic Café Cleopatra Drag Bar in Montréal.

Press Release: http://embracedisruption.com/2012/10/15/client-news-libraries-exhibit-merges-monster-movies-with-a-drag-persona/

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Libraries

Libraries

Libraries exhibit at The ArQuivesExhibit dates: 

Friday, October 26, 2012 to Monday, December 3, 2012

Reception date & time: 

Friday, October 26, 7:30-10 pm
Works concerned with classification and normalization of the body, and of beauty in unexpected places.

Description: 

Libraries‘ is built from three installation artworks: ‘Library of Depth and Gender‘, ‘Library of a Traveling Dandy‘, and ‘Delineate‘. Each of these works is concerned with classification and normalization of the body, and of beauty in unexpected places. The work functions as an axis where knowledge, nature, and gender intersect to investigate how we classify and order the world around us, what the process of selection reveals, and questions who makes those decisions.

In ‘Library of Depth and Gender‘, McPhee creates a library containing natural history books, Foucault and queer theory, as well as monster movies, Darwin-jellyfish footstools and miscellany of her drag persona Cosimo. ‘Library of a Traveling Dandy‘ posits an early 1900s science writer dandy who travels across North America with nothing but books and a wardrobe. The 65 drawings of cephalopods (squid, octopus, nautilus) of ‘Delineation‘ function as an illustration of an Other body, existing in a realm beyond our access.

Admission to the Archives Gallery is free.

Fully accessible.

Biographies:

Nancy Anne McPhee is a textile installation artist originally from Alberta and now based in Montréal, Québec. McPhee works with themes of knowledge, gender and biological bodies, in large-scale drawings, silk trapunto quilt installations and theatrical performances as a collective member of the Drag King troupe Dukes of Drag. She has shown across Canada in commercial galleries, artist run centres and public theatres, recently including a solo exhibition at Galerie FOFA, Montréal, and as a performer in Dukes Up! at the historic Café Cleopatra Drag Bar in Montréal.

Press Release: http://embracedisruption.com/2012/10/15/client-news-libraries-exhibit-merges-monster-movies-with-a-drag-persona/

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Telephone: 416-777-2755
Email: queeries@arquives.ca

Street Address:
34 Isabella Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1N1

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P.O. Box 699
663A Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1Z9

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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Friday

NOTE TO RESEARCHERS:

Some of our materials are stored off site. Before visiting the archives, please send us an email at queeries@arquives.ca listing in detail the topics and sources that you wish to consult and we will let you know when they will be available. We aim to respond to email inquiries within 4 business days.

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE:

As we continue our efforts to make The ArQuives more accessible, we are renovating the front of the house to add a ramp to the front entrance. Please note that there will not be any construction work done during public service hours. Should there be any disruptions affecting our access to the front door and/or work in the house during this process, we will post a notice as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we try to make The ArQuives more accessible to all. If you have any questions/concerns, please contact the Executive Director, Raegan Swanson, at executivedirector@arquives.ca


The ArQuives is located on the lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Haudenosaunee, the Anishnaabe and the Huron-Wendat. Today, Toronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

The ArQuives strives to gather the stories of the unheard and silenced voices of the 2SLGBTQ+ first peoples of this land. We acknowledge that some stories have already been lost, and we aim to ensure that those that remain and those that are to come are preserved for the future.