Butch: Not Like the Other Girls
Butch: Not Like the Other Girls art by SD Holman
As progressive as we think we are - as liberal as we think we are - we live in highly conservative times. You know, there's a lot of haters out there, there's a lot of organized efforts going into shutting down all that we have achieved over the gay / lesbian / queer liberation movement. When I saw BUTCH: Not like the other girls as big public artworks, I said yes, wow! We are very much, once again, in the pioneering years of what we could be. Butch is now.
--PAUL WONG (curator of BUTCH: Not like the other girls in TransgressionNow, QAF Vancouver, a founding director of the VIVO Media Arts Centre and On Main Gallery, recipient of the Governor General's Award for Visual and Media Art)