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Gender Euphoria : an embodied practice of painting & drag performance Lester, Shannon Walter
This document is a support paper for my MFA thesis exhibition that highlights certain aspects of my artistic practice as a drag performance artist and painter contextualizing my work within academic theories of socially constructed gender roles. I have been an active participant in drag performance for many years. In this document I discuss how my performance practice has enriched and influenced my creative practice-based research as paintings. Specifically, in relationship to my recent body of work culminating in my final MFA thesis exhibition, Gender Euphoria. The title Gender Euphoria, represents a subversion of cultural codes, and the work itself is the culmination of my two-year residency at UBC Okanagan exploring misogyny, drag, the monstrous feminine and painting.
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