19,000 Scanned Anal Queefs and Counting

Image 1: Scanned Anal Queef #1346, 2023, archival digital print. Courtesy the artist.

Christopher Lacroix
December 2, 2023 – January 13, 2024
Access Gallery, 222 East Georgia St., Vancouver

Opening Reception: Friday, December 1 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Artist's Talk: Friday, January 12, 2024 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

With the rise of anti-LGBTQIA2+ rhetoric, demonstrations, and legislation, the representation of queer bodies requires strategy. Though our visibility must be insisted on and our stories heard, exposure is always accompanied by targets. Christopher Lacroix’s solo exhibition 19,000 Scanned Anal Queefs and Counting employs methods of representing queerness and queer sexuality that evoke the queer body without relying on its renderings. Sculpture and photography illicit and document a repeated non-gendered, queer performance. Continuing the artist’s practice of hybrid fetish furniture and gym equipment, the exhibition consists of a machine designed to induce and scan anal queefs. Accompanying the machine are 19,000 laser prints of the scans covering the gallery walls. Gallery visitors are encouraged to take an anal queef home.

The exhibition is in partial fulfillment of the PhD in Contemporary Arts at SFU's School for the Contemporary Arts. Presented by Access Gallery as a Community Partnership.

Image 2: Sketch for Campsite rules in effect. Courtesy the artist.
January 13, 2024