susannestrassmann in situ


Susanne Strassmann In situ at Globe Gallery _ Encounters

Globe Gallery Newcastle on Tyne, UK, March 30 - May 18, 2019

A portrait of the local LGBT communitySusanne

Strassmann (based in Marseille, France) completed a short residency at Globe duringOctober 2018, meeting and painting those who are part of the local LGBTQ+ community.

The result is an exhibition that explores aspects of LGBTQ+ life through painting asperformance, personal testimonies and experiences in the city and region. In an era where the presentation of self happens through instantaneous processes of exchange, an identity captured at the pace of painting forces sitter, painter and viewer to consider with more care

and compassion the acts of vulnerability and affirmation that happen every time we reallyopen ourselves up to being seen.

This exhibition has been made possible with the generous support of Dr Gareth Longstaff and the Queer Media, Culture, Heritage project in the School of Arts and Cultures at Newcastle University.