Zackary Drucker

 

presented by LUIS DE JESUS LOS ANGELES

 

 

Born 1982 in Syracuse, NY, USA

 

Drawing from feminist and queer theoretical discourse, Zackary Druckerís work addresses sexual exploitation, transgender representation, and drag performance in order to explore relationships that facilitate queer/countercultural lineage. Interested in obliterating language obstacles, pulverizing identity disorders and revealing dark subconscious layers of outsider agency, Druckerís work reinvents and redistributes traditionally-held binary formulas and power relationships between spectacle and voyeur, dominator and subjugated, and the domesticated and exoticized.  Keeping normative culture on the periphery, Drucker focuses instead on "reading"óa sub-cultural dialect of resistance, and uses her body to illicit desire, judgment, and voyeuristic shame from her viewer.

 

Drucker holds an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts (2007) and a BFA from the School of Visual Arts (2005). She has performed and exhibited her work in venues including the 54th Venice Biennale; Curtat Tunnel, Lausanne, Switzerland; L.u.c.c.a. Center for Contemporary Art, Lucca, IT; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.

 

 


Zackary Drucker, Lost Lake, 2010, DVD, 8:00 minutes

Zackary Drucker, Don't Look at Me Like That (in collaboration with Manuel Vason), 2010, duratrans on LED light box, 36 x 24 inches

Zackary Drucker, Distance is where the heart is, home is where you hang your heart, no.13 (in collaboration with Amos Mac), archival digital pigment print, 36 x 54 inches, edition of 5

Zackary Drucker, Distance is where the heart is, home is where you hang your heart, no.4 (in collaboration with Amos Mac), archival digital pigment print, 24 x 36 inches, edition of 5

Zackary Drucker, Distance is where the heart is, home is where you hang your heart, no.11 (in collaboration with Amos Mac), archival digital pigment print, 38 x 24 inches, edition of 5