JONATHAN LYNDON CHASE EXPRESSES HIS BLACK QUEERNESS THROUGH FRACTURED FIGURES & COLORFUL COMPOSITIONS
By Dennis Hinzmann
Coinciding with his new exhibition, Sheets, at Los Angeles’ Kohn Gallery, queer artist Jonathan Lyndon Chase has shared some of his evocative pieces with Out. Using base sheets as a canvas for many of the show’s works, Chase explains how our beds are central to our lives in that we begin and end our day in them, and how they act as a play on words for him representing the fabric of society and spatial reality.
“Black and Queer voices and bodies are often politicized in a various ways, often without us being at the center of that narrative,” said Chase on the nature of this exhibition and story behind the collective works. “It seems like there’s an objection to the nature of our being or a reluctance to being queer, black and joyful on our own terms.”