Joel Parsons

Joel Parsons - I am not satisfied with the world I live in, so I have to make a new world, for myself and for the people I love. I construct a habitable place between the actual and the ideal, estrangement and identification, seduction and alienation, failure and success - a place to perform ambivalences. I operate promiscuously, through bad ballet, queer country music, guerilla organizing, unstable and ephemeral objects, embarrassingly romantic film, and always, always drawing. In all of these practices, I extend myself into a space of vulnerability, awkwardly but earnestly, sincerely but not without humor, in the hope of finding new ways of being here, in the world, with other people.