Forgotten Lore, the first solo exhibition of work by the queer artist, dandy, and stalwart of the New York art scene, Peter McGough. Presenting two never before seen bodies of work from an artist who has dedicated his life to what he produces, yielding a result that is at once visually captivating and historically critical, Forgotten Lore represents a playful, subversive inquiry into the layered nature of queer identity and the life of an artist. With these works, McGough uses writing, narrative, and wordplay to explicitly depict his lived experience as an artist, gay man, and political being. Known for his frank depictions of queerness in the 1980s and 90s, McGough’s imagery engages with the expression of gender, celebrations of gay sensibility, desire, and camp in a way that still threatens to exasperate the keepers of ‘taste’ and artistic probity at museums, galleries, and universities.
1-2 Weeks Lead-Time