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you only want me for my body

Jaye Kovach
March 25 – May 21, 2022

Performance: March 25 | 3 – 7 PM
Opening Reception: March 25 | 6 – 8 PM

you only want me for my body is a selection of recent works that invesitgate how the disabled, butch, trans body is consumed by cisgender audiences. The exhibition includes a recent self-portrait, video, a found sculpture, and a performance in which the artist paints poetry on the windows of neutral ground’s window gallery while slowly stripping down to a bra and jockstrap. This work was supported in part by a Sask Arts independent artist grant.

Jaye Kovach is a queer, disabled, butch trans woman, and a multimedia and performance artist living as a white settler on Treaty 4 Territory (Regina, Saskatchewan). She graduated from the University of Regina in 2013 with a BFA in Visual Art. Jaye’s work has received local and national recognition. In 2019, she was featured in the spotlight section of Canadian Art’s FEMME issue. Their performance work has been presented at Queer City Cinema/Performatorium, a queer media and performance art festival based in Regina, Saskatchewan, that attracts international artists and film makers. She also performs as part of Homo Monstrous and Forced Femme, bands that blur the line between music and performance art.

Photographer: Daniel Paquet — photo.paquet.ca