Laurence Philomene

Exhibition details

Hi! My solo exhibition at The Letter Bet in Montreal is coming up in just a week! 

The opening night is November 8, from 6 to 9 pm, with a special showing of the short film I’ve co-directed with Arizona O’Neill at 7 pm. Hope to see you there if you’re in Montreal! The exhibition will be up until November 27. 

I’m making a few very special edition cmyk screenprints for the occasion as well ~

You can rsvp to the opening on facebook & read more information on the gallery’s website as well.


xo

Laurence


Boys will be Boys at Junior High

Lucky’s butt & satin, 2017 - the day after my solo show opens, this amazing group show I have work in also opens in LA at @juniorhighla curated by @irrisrray 💖 event link & info below:

https://www.facebook.com/events/238295333504823

“Boys Will Be Boys” is a photography group show that tells stories about masculinity, ones that expand and challenge our cultural expectations for masculine identity. In our work, the nine contributing artists lend our unique voices to the subject by representing masculinity in ways that have historically been denied visibility. Each of us has felt the negative impact of masculine ego in our lives - from ridicule, to abuse, to erasure of identity. This show allows us an important opportunity to subvert the masculine qualities upheld by tradition and normalize diverse expressions of masculinity. It’s a defiant celebration. ♥

The exhibit will be hosted at Junior High in Hollywood, running from November 9-30!

xo

Laurence



september updates

Hi! A quick update to say what’s been going on this month ~ First up, I have some work in the third edition of the Boys! Boys! Boys! auction on Paddle8 in collaboration with The Little Black Gallery, you can view that here (only 2 days left to bid!) : https://paddle8.com/auction/more-boys-boys-boys/

Additionally, I have two pieces in the exhibition of the same name at The Hospital Club in London at the moment, which coincides with the launch of the Boys! Boys! Boys! book with all proceeds going to the Elton John Aids foundation. Here are some images from that :

Aside from that, I have spent this month working on a short film with Arizona O’Neill, which will premiere in Montreal on November 8 at The Letter Bet. I’ve been shooting still images from the film alongside Arizona filming and will be displaying prints of these stills to go with the short film at the gallery. More info on this soon but in the meantime here is one preview image and some ~behind the scenes :) I’ve been thinking about making a short film based around my orange wig series for a long time now so I’m very excited to see it come to life!!


I also added a lot of new prints on society6, you can view those here : https://society6.com/laurencephilomene (I am also planning on adding a prints section to this website soon for archival + exhibition prints, in the meantime though if you want an archival print just drop me a line via email any time)

xo

Laurence


nb portraits - chloe

Another new addition to my non-binary portrait series - took these pictures of Chloe this week, in some sort of colourful camouflage. As always, these images are the result of a collaboration between me and the model - for these ones specifically, Chloe came up with this concept in relation to them feeling invisible as a non binary person of colour yet also not quite blending in. 

We shot these at my home studio during a stormy afternoon :)

xo

Laurence

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