Lobby Art Gallery
To Crown the Rainbow Exhibition Dates: August 28 – October 19 2014
New works by Lauren Britton
Reception: Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Lauren Britton’s art explores the queer experience using icons and signifiers. Britton investigates the rainbow as a problematic signifier in culture. The rainbow is problematic because it is a shifter, signifying differently depending on its context. In the context of Christianity, the rainbow is a foreign signifier – here Britton juxtaposes the rainbow and elements from Christian Icon painting to posit religion and queerness in tandem. There is a strong relationship between Christian religious celebration and the kind of cultural celebration queer people have experienced as of late. Britton finds celebration as a starting point for these works. Exploring both the occult and the transcendent these works marry the divine with the base.