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March 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - April 29, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

Till The Night
Brooklyn Metal Works
640 Dean Street, Brooklyn, New York
On view March 3–April 29, 2018
Open to the public

Kyle Patnaude’s (Assistant Professor in Metalsmithing & Jewelry) work explores the emotive and humanistic coding of objects, specifically a certain “queerness” pertaining to the cultural guise of hypermasculinity. In Till The Night Patnaude works with queer narratives, from inherently counter-culture gay tropes to the Homoromanticism of masculine power within authoritarian regimes. Using historical figures as touch points Patnaude constructs representational characters to develop this dialog throughout the exhibition.

Included in these investigations are themes of persecution. Says Patnaude “Where much of queer work celebrates the progressive gay narrative, I choose to cultivate from darker regions of my community and culture. For several years Russia and the southern Republic of Chechnya have committed hundreds of acts of abduction, torture, and murder of men suspected of being homosexual. The exhibition features nineteen aluminum photo prints of gay and trans men with their eyes pixelated. The audience determines their identities through implication as victim or criminal, their erasure, or preservation of anonymity—and themselves as either activist or bystander.”


'Till The Night' by Kyle Patnaude will be on view In the Gallery at Brooklyn Metal Works from March 3–April 29, 2018. An artist talk will be held on April 22 at 1:00pm. All events are open to the public.

Header Image: Kyle Pautnaude


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Start:
March 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am
End:
April 29, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
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Venue

Brooklyn Metal Works
640 Dean Street
Brooklyn, NY 04101 United States
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