Avoiding Gazes, Not Mirrors

Avoiding Gazes, Not Mirrors is an exhibition of life-sized nudes by fourth-year ACAD drawing major Dan McCartney. Using charcoal and intricate mixed-media collage, McCartney explores the layered intersections of his mixed-race identity and personal transgender experience.

Gender dysphoria, the disconnect between body and mind, is at times impossible to convey through words. The exhibition challenges the viewer to negotiate their own body, and strives to investigate the balance between public and private. When words fail, art reveals.