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2021 SPE Annual Conference: Imagining Legacy: Archives, Collections, and Memoria

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Garth Amundson

SPE Member since 1999
Member Chapter: Northwest

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After having created more than a dozen variations, "Mr. & Mr." is in keeping with the rest of our experiments with appropriation of vintage photography. In this context, we have paired turn-of-the-century studio portraits of two men into single images. Referencing the complexities of queer identity and the often convoluted morphing of two beings into a single relationship, these "couples" awkwardly hold space in an absurd and monstrous fashion. As if they were suspended trophies, the couples hang together in strange and whimsical groupings.

Mr. and Mr. IV

Mr. and Mr. V

Mr. and Mr. VI

Mr. and Mr. VII

Mr. and Mr. VIII

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