Portrait

Gary Marshall-Stevens confronts the viewer with historical narratives laced with problematic cultural references. Dad jokes | memes | tropes are employed to navigate a constellation which shifts across topological and temporal space. Combining objects, moving image, live action and intervention – his work frames episodes which embody replete being. Employing strategies of disidentification and hyperidentification, current concerns challenge the binaries which underpin the proliferation of othering within gender, class and race debates.