CCAD Master of Fine Arts student has work in two upcoming exhibitions

In his installation art, Columbus College of Art & Design student Phil Weasley (MFA, 2020) examines the need for human contact in developing and maintaining intimate relationships, specifically as it relates to queer identity.

His new installation, Our Stories Are Not Ghosts, reflecting research completed during a recent residency at Airgentum in Seville, Spain, explores the often lost or destroyed personal histories of gay and queer people, such as coming out stories.

Our Stories Are Not Ghosts depicts the tradition of sharing these oral histories, recreating a safe space and using a fleshy texture to reflect the vulnerability required to share intimate stories. The viewer is invited to hear personal histories of several queer and gay men living in southern Spain.

Weasley’s work will be included in That Damned Show: An Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness, running Oct. 24-27 in Detroit. He’ll also exhibit at the 46th Mid-States Craft Exhibition at the Evansville Museum in Evansville, Indiana, running Dec. 8 through March 8.