exhbition in poland!

Hi all! I’ve got so much new work coming out this month (or next month I guess; june) but first I thought I’d share this exhibition I currently have in Cracow, Poland. The exhibition is titled “no boys, no girls, no nothin” (which comes from a tattoo in a picture I shot of natalia last year for my non-binary series) and was organized by Fundacja Nosna, you can check it out on their website here: http://nosna.pl/en/laurence-philomene-no-girls-no-boys-no-nothin/ - if you’re in poland the exhibition is up until june 15 so make sure to check it out!! It feels very special to be able to show this work in a country where LGBTQ rights are being denied and simply existing as such is a very political act at the moment. 

Also big thank you to Kinga Michalska who was also a big part in making this happen, you can view her work here : https://kingamichalska.com/

Below are some images from the show, shot by Michalina Rolnik


xoxo

Laurence




March recap

It’s been a busy month over here!!! The cold Montreal forces me into hibernation still but this past month I’ve reached a lot of milestones I never thought I’d reach - now onto bigger dreams!! 

My biggest project this month was a music video I directed, shot & conceptualized for Radiant Baby, for his new single “Do it” which will be out in June! We collaborated on my first music video last year and it was such a delight to get to work together again. He told me the story of how him and his girlfriend met and I filmed my own interpretation of it, which is an all-purple queer love story. 

Here’s some stills/photos from the video shoot as a preview: 

this month was also AUCTION TIME! I got to participate in Artsida 8, a charity auction for accm which is a local AIDS organization here in Montreal. Was very happy to be able to raise funds for them <3 You can see more about that here :

http://artsida.org/fr/artwork/catalog/

Interestingly, I had a print of the same image featured in a second auction around the same time, this one on Paddle8. This one was really special to me because my work was shown/sold alongside all my teen idols: Wolfgang Tillmans, Ryan Mcginley, Robert Mapplethorpe, Andy Warhol, etc. It felt really validating/an honour to have my work in the same space as these artists I looked up to for so many years. Felt like I made it, like I’m one of the boys now. You can see the auction here: https://paddle8.com/auction/boys-boys-boys/ and some press below

https://intomore.com/culture/Boys-Boys-Boys-For-Sale/df0b73b09bb14137

http://www.homoculturemag.com/2018/03/09/boys-boys-boys/

https://www.advocate.com/art/2018/3/11/boys-sale-photos#slide-0

http://www.boyculture.com/boy_culture/2018/03/boys-for-sale-paddle8-auction-offers-guys-galore.html

https://www.attitude.co.uk/article/17296/this-queer-art-collection-is-celebrating-the-beauty-of-the-male-form/


additionally, I also continued my artist interview series with Adolescent, this time with Matthew James Wilson, founder of Forge Art mag and an all-around great dude who I got to chat with in Toronto back in august! 

You can view that here: https://www.adolescent.net/a/artist-interview-series-forge-art-mag

Aside from that I also co-hosted a zine workshop for Jeunes Queer Youth along with Maybe Silvan and I got to teach a college portrait photography class which was so much fun!!! 

Coming up….I’m still working on my retrospective book, getting closer to finishing it and I’m very excited about it!! I also shot some work for Converse which should be out any day, and I’ll be re-doing my non-binary exhibition as part of Rose festival in Montreal mid-may, more details on that soon! That’s all I can say for now ~

xo

Laurence


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