Date & Time
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Centers for Gender/Race Studies, Community Room (105)
Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality
Opening Reception and Artists' Talk by cartoonist A.K. Summers
A.K. Summers's graphic memoir "Pregnant Butch: Nine Long Months Spent in Drag," about one New York City butch woman's experience of pregnancy, was published last month to acclaim by Soft Skull Press. Vanity Fair calls the book "straight-up hilarious"; The Comics Journal finds it "drily whimsical, whipsmart, culturally resonant."
In the final Artists' Salon show of the year, "Pregnant Butch," CSGS will continue to explore the theme of embodiment--and specifically, the butch--through exhibiting original ink and Bristol board pages from Summers's groundbreaking work. Her Artists' Talk on opening night will explore comics depictions of the experience of gender. Summers lives in Providence, R.I. with her partner and son. She graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is also the creator of the comics zine Negativa: Chicago's Astute Lezbo Fantasy Mag.