Monday, December 8, 2008

Jason Hanasik

It was very easy to relate to Hanasik for me... I really felt like none of his art was going over my head. Which is kind of nice.

I loved his perspective on the portrayal of men and manliness. I found it interesting that his softer view of men was interpreted as some kind of "gay gaze", in which all images of men looking vulnerable are viewed through a lens of desire.

I also appreciated his conflict with not wanting to give away queer subculture to the masses. It's a fine line between keeping something sacred and exposing it to the public, and his project on cruising and dens really skirts that line in a beautifully subtle way.

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