What’s on in London: Facet
Main image: June Lam by Mat Mead
Following the launch of FACET this June, VSSL Studio’s programme dedicated to the exploration and celebration of contemporary queer art and culture, a selection of new work from London-based artist June Lam continues FACET’s momentum.
For the second of five FACET exhibitions taking place over nine months, Lam has created a series of collages, initiated during his isolation due to the COVID19 lockdowns, which will be shown at this Deptford space throughout August.
Collage has a rich history in queer aesthetics and has been a favoured medium for many queer artists. The act of collage-making mirrors the world-making practices of queer culture, where individuals and communities necessarily have learnt to explode, edit, discard and reassemble societal norms and expectations to create their own forms of identities, communities and aesthetics. In this sense, collage can be seen as a form of resistance to dominant cultural narratives and a way to create new possibilities and futures. June Lam’s use of collage in his work for the FACET programme continues this tradition.
June Lam’s exhibition runs from August 10-27 with an opening event on Friday August 11. Lam’s incorporation of collage within his work for the FACET programme meticulously upholds the tradition of collage as a medium and powerful tool for challenging dominant cultural narratives, creating alternative visions of new possibilities.
For more information on the FACET programme and its participating artists, visit https://vssl-studio.org/FACET