View from inside of the Nasher Gallery looking at the neon sculptures and a large fringed installation

Nasher Public: Liss LaFleur opens at the Nasher Sculpture Center

Liss Lafleur, portrait, standing in the Nasher Public Gallery, smiling at the camera, wearing pink glasses, short yellow dress and gold-colored wedged sandalsThe Nasher Sculpture Center opens the inaugural exhibition for The Queer Birth Project, which consists of three works: a large-scale immersive fringe installation, two neon light sculptures, and a digital soundscape. The exhibition was commissioned by Nasher Public.

Nasher Public: Liss LaFleur
Exhibition: “The Queer Birth Project”
May 7–July 17, 2022
Hours: 11 a.m.–5 p.m., closed Monday and Tuesday
Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora St.
Dallas 75201

The Queer Birth Project is a five-year research project with the goal of documenting and sharing the childbirth experiences of queer people, LGBTQ+, in America. The structure of this project is based on a re-envisioning of the Birth Project by feminist artist Judy Chicago@judy.chicago, and directly recognizes the significance of visibility of an intersectional and radically inclusive view relating to childbirth in America.

Led by an interdisciplinary team made up of UNT faculty, artist Liss LaFleur, assistant professor, Studio Art: New Media Art, and sociologist Katherine Sobering, assistant professor, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, both of whom are queer parents. The project involves original data collection, a series of visual artworks for exhibition and a publication.

Nasher Public is an ongoing, two-pronged public-art initiative that aims to generate access to public art by North Texas artists at the Nasher and throughout the greater Dallas community.

Project Video

Installation photographs were taken by Todora Photography, @todoraphotography.

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