Press Release (Bermudez Projects)
Bermudez Projects is proud to present Robert Martin: TWO BUCKS, the third exhibit in our gallery’s new installation-based space dedicated solely to BIPOC + LGBTQIA artists.
In TWO BUCKS, Martin creates an imagined queer space which stakes claim over certain Midwestern dive bar aesthetics. The installation – painted works, designed ephemera, and interventions with genuine memorabilia – is a manifestation of what is missing, or perhaps desired, from our ruralscape.
Martin adds, “I wonder what the intersection of queer representation and rural American aesthetics might look like, and if these fantasy venues might be perceived as ‘safe’ spaces or pits of contention. This project operates multidirectionally in time, revealing a utopian vision for queerness in rural North America, and reinterpreting memories of places left behind.”