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Keith Buswell/ Queer Art

Keith Buswell graduated with a BFA in art University of Nebraska--Lincoln. He works with various printmaking processes such as screen-printing, intaglio and mono printing and dabbles in drawing and multimedia. He currently is a member of Karen Kunc’s Constellation Studios where he creates his prints. His work has been shown in the United States, Egypt, Dubai, France and Italy. Keith became curator/co-captain of the Tugboat Gallery in Lincoln, Nebraska. Originally from Council Bluffs, Iowa, he currently lives in Lincoln with his husband Brad and his dog Max.

“This body of work titled Unmentionables uses floral symbols juxtaposed to undergarments and taboo accessories to reveal flagrant and fragrant misconceptions surrounding the sexes. Utilizing the stark and graphic nature of the pencil on paper against the feminine backdrop of ready-made fabric, acknowledging my own preconceptions of the gender spectrum with cultural meanings of botany. These stereotypes become the artificial amphorae that contain life. By exposing the layers just above our skin, unveiling comical and controversial imagery normally deemed inappropriate, this work not only showcases my own preconceived notions of gender but also the generic symbolism flowers also hold.”


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