Jason Elizondo

Columbus College of Art & Design

My work is a manifesto celebrating the nuances of counter culture otherwise assumed as grotesque or shameful. An invitation to my personal explorations as a queer man. An anthem to queer visibility. Pink, like the iconic felt velour custom made hat worn by Lady Gaga or a ballet slipper in en pointe. Queer like latex, vinyl and rubber. Using video, photography, painting and performance, I collapse these colors and textures to evoke violent and sexually explicit overtones. My portraits act as a sort of political memoir, seducing the viewer into a visceral confrontation with the queer body. A la vie Bohème to being a nelly, lisping, limp-wristed, queer. A toast of Pinot-Grigio to compassion, fashion, passion, and the taboo. To drag, club kids, HIV, and contemporary pop culture. To lesbians, transgenders, bisexuals, trisexuals, homosexuals, homo sapiens.

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