POSTER BOYS IS A PORTRAIT SERIES THAT PLAYS WITH GENDER, EMPATHY, NOSTALGIA AND THE FEMALE GAZE. UNDER THE DIRECTION OF ARTIST EVE THOMAS AND PHOTOGRAPHER RICHMOND LAM, 17 FEMALE MODELS TRANSFORMED INTO UNCANNY VERSIONS OF TIGER BEAT HEARTTHROBS C.1993. THE RESULT: WOMEN PRETENDING TO BE BOYS PLAYING AT BEING MEN FOR LITTLE GIRLS. IT’S DRAG THAT ISN’T QUITE DRAG, IN PHOTOS THAT ARE AS WHOLESOME AS THEY ARE DISTURBING – JUST LIKE THE ORIGINAL GLOSSY POSTERS. IN ADDITION TO THE PORTRAITS, THE INSTALLATION IDOL WORSHIP INCLUDES SHRINE-INSPIRED SCULPTURES FROM ART COLLECTIVE #BOYCRUSH AS WELL AS VIDEO WORK FROM AMY DIDEMUS, BOYS WILL BE BOYS: WET NIGHTMARES, A PORTAL INTO THE ECHO CHAMBER OF FRENZIED TEENAGE DESIRE.

CONCEPT & CREATIVE DIRECTION: EVE THOMAS
VIDEO (BOYS WILL BE BOYS: WET NIGHTMARES): AMY DIDEMUS
EXHIBITION: NEVER APART, MONTREAL 2016
GROOMING: JESSICA DANIELLE COHEN
PHOTO ASSISTANT: PHILIPPE BOURDON
EXHIBITION DESIGN: FREDERIQUE GAGNON
ZINE DESIGN: MIKALA GRANTE
ZINE PRODUCTION: CYNTHIA SHULAK
WARDROBE: CITIZEN VINTAGE
SUBJECTS: ARIEL BUCKLEY (BRAD), JESSICA DANIELLE COHEN (WIL), RACHEL CORBER (JONATHAN), BOBBY DOVE (RALPH), CHRISSY DURCAK (JOSEPH), OHARA HALE (JTT), BILYANA ILIEVSKA (EDWARD), LARA KALUZA (TAYLOR), REBECCA LESSARD (JOSHUA), DANIELLE LEVY (ANDREW), KAREN MESSER (BALTHAZAR), CATHERINE MORLEY (RIDER), RAEANNE POLLARD-ARSENAULT (JOE), FRANCESCA TALLONE (JOEY), EVE THOMAS (DEVON), KEENA TROWELL (WILL), ANDREA IYA YOUNG (NICK)

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