August 1 from 7-10PM
A Gender Monologue explores the complexities of gender behavior and performance. Influenced by Judith Butler’s writing on the concept “gender performantive,” Hill establishes a stage in a photography studio setting and performs the ideological behaviors of a man and a woman. The artist takes a photographic approach, through the use of video, to present a theatrical space to deconstruct multiplicities of gender and sexual character
This installation creates a space where gender is discussed through an objective lens and uses the artist’s body as a platform to unpack viewers’ understanding of gender versus sexual orientation. The artist uses his transgender identity to pose questions regarding society’s current constraining ideals of gender.
D. Hill received his M.F.A in Creative Photography at California State University, Fullerton and B.A in Film and Video from the University of Memphis in Tennessee. His work has been exhibited at: Lift Gallery, Greensboro, NC; Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA; Formation Gallery, Santa Ana, CA; 57 Underground, Pomona, CA; dA Center for the Arts, Pomona, CA; City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA; Phantom Galleries, Long Beach, CA; For Your Art, Los Angeles, CA; Tarrant County College, Dallas, TX. The artist lives and works in Orange County, California.