OF CENTER-E.Wynne Neilly Opening Reception
Photographic exhibition at Toronto Image Works Gallery
2012 Maximum Exposure Winner E.Wynne Neilly presents an exploration of the minute but powerful differences in gender expression/identities, Of Center informs the viewer on experiences of individuals who were assigned female at birth, who identify with masculinity. Through image and sound, this project seeks to authenticate and legitimize the narratives of those portrayed, as well as the artist themselves, giving this an empowering voice to share with the public.
These images are being used to challenge what we consider to be our common understanding of what it is to be masculine, and what it is to be feminine. The minimally aestheticized portraits and their personal nature are used to reflect the development of personal identity and the complexities of human gender expression.