Maxwell Davis


Artist Statement: Performing for the male gaze? I heard male gays. For better or worse, this word play has defined my experience as a queer, trans artist. My work is built around the concept of American masculinity and its modes of cultural production through the lens of utopia and queer futurity. Cyborg theory informs my practice as an adornment-based artist as I explore the intersection of gender and liminality. My relationship to men and masculinity has served as the backbone for these practices, as I’ve had to unpack what it means to love men, be seen as a man, and live with three decades of unfettered internet access that has given me an all too intimate answer to the question: are men okay?

Materials: Powder coated copper, nickel, acrylic, silicone, nylon

Dimensions: 3 x 10 x .25 inches

Educational Institution: Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University

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