Andreas Chasomeris presents The Gray Scale (1946), the premier solo exhibition by cutting edge Durban based visual artist and queer philosopher. This exhibition showcases the latest large scale paintings and photographs by Chasomeris that explore identity, sexuality, history and Film Noir.
The exhibition is thematically framed by three major concepts:
1) The Greyscale is the tonality between Black and white used in computers, notably used in black and white photography and Film Noir.
2) The Gay Scale is the slang term for the scientifically evaluation of human sexual orientation called the Kinsey Scale and
3) The American spelling of Gray in the title is in reference to one of the artist’s favourite poets, playwright and first documented usage of the legal term homosexual in the English language that of Oscar Wilde’s infamous The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890).
Provocative and thought provoking, the portraiture and objects of desire represent a culmination of an intimate journey of self-exploration.
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