11 P ( (O) ) R T R A I T S

Lying somewhere between abstraction and figural representation Mel Murray presents a series of sculptures made from the measurements of different artists bodies, portraits marking out the “other” place of queer embodiment in contemporary aesthetics. The portraits depict identity as process, invention, and reconstruction. After there initial presentation at MoHA these sculptures will be installed and documented as public works in the west Texas landscape, inscribing shifts in time and space onto the gender-ambiguous body. The process begins to explore how to recraft relationality itself and offers the body as a site of critical reinvention.