Jade Yumang: Thumb Through

Jade Yumang, Page Six, 2016. Courtesy of the artist

Jade Yumang: Thumb Through

TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, Calgary, AB - Oct 27-Dec 9

by Robin Laurence

Jade Yumang creates beautiful and provocative abstract sculptures out of copies of the pages of a 1970s gay erotic magazine, once used as evidence in a notorious obscenity trial. Printed on fabric, the scanned pages are combined with other contemporaneous materials to “evoke the forthcoming visibility of queer desire.” Born in the Philippines and raised in Dubai, Yumang received an MFA at Parsons School of Design. He is currently a sessional instructor at the University of British Columbia.

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