Camp Fires: Subversive Queer Concepts in Clay

By Christopher Harrity

Originally published on Advocate.com July 21 2014 4:00 AM ET

Camp Fires, at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto, reveals the concept of "camp" in the work of three important Francophone Canadian ceramic artists: Léopold L. Foulem, Paul Mathieu, and Richard Milette. Camp Fires is an often sensual encounter of these artists' powerful body of work, one that addresses subversive ideas about queer identity through clay.
 
Below, curator Robin Metcalf on the exhibit:



The exhibit is ongoing through September 1.
Gardiner Museum
111 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 2C7
Canada

Léopold L. Foulem, So Many Men
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Léopold L. Foulem, Priest in Black Cassock with Boy on Mount, 2012

 

Léopold L. Foulem, Pair of Male Couples

 

Léopold L. Foulem, Juicy Banana, 1976
Léopold L. Foulem, Urinoir, 1992

 

Léopold L. Foulem, Urn Funereal

 

Richard Milette, Cup on Fruits, 1998
Richard Milette, Teapot for a Queen X, 1989

 

Richard Milette,  Guasparre, 2000

 

Léopold L. Foulem, Bicycle Seat Blue and Yellow, 1977
Paul Mathieu, Crucifixion Bowl, 1984

 

Paul Mathieu, Camouflage series (E.M.), 2005

 

Paul Mathieu, Camouflage series (G.L.), 2005
 
Paul Mathieu,  Kiss Vase 1-6, 2013

 

Paul Mathieu, Kiss Vase 1-6, 2013
Paul Mathieu, Kiss Vase, 2013

 

 
Nested Eggs