The term ‘normal’ refers to accepted ways of behaviour. All societies set norms which limit behavior but these are always shifting. One component of society affected by changes in norms has been the LGBTQ+ ‘community’ in Canada and since the late 1960s there has been a steady progression concerning the legal rights of LGBTQ+ citizens.
While change has resulted in many positive amendments in society, however, there are those who attempt to impose a narrow definition of ‘normal’ on society.
The AFA Travelling Exhibition Re-Imaging Normal questions such aims. Combining archival materials with art works created by LGBTQ+ and LGBTQ-allied artists, this exhibition allows people’s own stories to be told so that the boundaries of what is considered ‘normal’ are questioned and possibly expanded.
May 23 – July 21, 2018 • Reception May 23, 2018 from 7:30–9:30pm open to all.
Gallery Hours: Wed–Fri 10am–4pm & Sat 12–4pm • Closed June 30 & July 1
Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC • 3rd Floor, 10215 – 112 St. Edmonton, AB