“peep show paintings” is an exploration into the ways pornography can function as social critique. What kinds of bodies warrant touch, who has the ability to touch and be touched, and whose sexualities are on display publicly lends way to conversations about how trans and disabled bodies are perceived as sexual bodies as well as political bodies.
I use the small format (9x9") to evoke looking through a peepshow hole. However, the content displayed perverts hetero-pornographic norms. The small paintings are covered in cheap trims from Discount Fabrics, an ode to both the performativity of queer sexuality and my own flamboyancy. The individuals in these paintings assert their ground in celebration of the kinks and queer desires that are simultaneously suppressed and put up for public conversation in both political and social spheres.