Adam Cable, Senior Exhibition in Photography

Invitation to Lavender War

Please join us for the opening of Lavender War, a solo exhibition by Adam Cable, at Highsmith Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina (USA). Exhibition runs from April 19-30, 2013. Free and open to the public.

While talking about this exhibition, Cable notes "With this body of work I am focusing on institutional exclusion, particularly as it relates to community place. Exploring the relationships between language and identity, text and image, this exhibition brings together the past year of my work. Through the prominent use of lavender I relate contemporary gay and queer identities back to the Lavender Scare. Emerging from the paranoia of 1950s and 60s McCarthyism, homosexuals were removed from public office and deemed a threat to both national and societal securities. Acknowledging our identities as relative to pasts and in-motion futures, this association unites contemporary understandings of queer individuals with historical rhetoric. Photographing places and using text phrases from my own experience this work offers visual representation of structural oppression, problematizing notions of community place as 'safe' or 'open'."

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