Gender Euphoria (2013)

 

Gender Euphoria was the culmination of Lester's MFA thesis residency at the University of British Columbia (Okanagan) between 2011-13. These large-scale acrylic on canvas paintings explored various topics surrounding gender identity and sexuality. Lester's thesis support paper, Gender Euphoria: An Embodied Practice of Painting & Drag Performance can be read here.

 

Genderless Gender
Genderless Gender

Acrylic on Canvas

Butch/Femme (The Gender Game)
Butch/Femme (The Gender Game)

Acrylic on Canvas (Part of the private collection of Dustin Dufault & Robin Boostrom)

The Patriarchy
The Patriarchy

Acrylic on Canvas

Nude Male w/ Heels
Nude Male w/ Heels

Acrylic on Canvas

Hey Kitten
Hey Kitten

Acrylic on Canvas (Part of the private collection of Dustin Dufault & Robin Boostrom)

Gender Euphoria
Gender Euphoria

Acrylic on Canvas (Part of the private collection of Clayton McCann)

Adam, Seducer of Eve
Adam, Seducer of Eve

Acrylic on Canvas (Part of the private collection of Christopher Childs)

Medusa
Medusa

Acrylic on Canvas

Bedroom Eyes
Bedroom Eyes

Acrylic & Collage on Canvas (Part of the private collection of Ella Lamoureux)

Guardian of the Spirit (AnimaAnimus)
Guardian of the Spirit (AnimaAnimus)

Acrylic on Canvas (Part of the private collection of Mark Paterson)

0 - The Fool
0 - The Fool

Acrylic on Canvas

Sasha without a Face
Sasha without a Face

This painting was inspired by and dedicated to the missing women of British Columbia. 16x20 prints are available on premium archival paper for CAD$200. 50% of the profits will be donated to a charity which benefits marginalized women. Contact me at shannonlesterart@gmail.com for more details or to order a print.

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