A collection of individual works that can be read in concert with one another or on their own, A Separate Peace, and other bouquets continues Kegan McFadden’s exploration of the queer imperative through printed matter, experiments in textiles and sculpture.
Accompanying this exhibition will be the release of two new publications by McFadden: local artist book publisher, flask, presents A Separate Peace, a 500-page tome related to the central work in this exhibition. As We Try & Sleep Press has partnered with Deluge on the publication of and other bouquets, which includes essays by Letch Kinloch, Kim Nguyen and Jeanne Randolph commissioned in response to McFadden's work from the evolving series Exuberant Intimacy.
A new video work derived from A Separate Peace will be available via the Deluge website throughout the presentation of this exhibit. This video comprises the five hundred images McFadden has assembled to investigate the nature of homosocial and queer male relationships and includes the reading of an essay he wrote in response to this collection.
Kegan McFadden is a writer, curator, publisher and artist whose work has been exhibited in print and exhibition form throughout Canada. Partners in Crime, a fifteen-year survey exhibition of McFadden’s printed matter, artist’s books, and multiples was produced for HOTAM Press (Vancouver) in 2020. This is McFadden’s first solo show in Victoria, where he now calls home.