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SoVA Alum Has Solo Exhibition in NYC

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Image by Devan Shimoyama

School of Visual Arts alumnus Devan Shimoyama's ('11 B.F.A) first New York City solo exhibition will be on display at Lesley Heller Workspace May 25-July 9. He will give an artist talk at the workspace on June 22 at 6:30 p.m. Primarily using self-portraiture and narratives reminiscent of classical mythology and allegory, Shimoyama proposes a new, queer, black, male creation myth. Shimoyama seeks to re-imagine this male body as something both desirous and desirable. His paintings explore the relationship between celebration and silence in queer culture and sexuality, and set the stage for an ethereal exploration to unfold. Full story