Vincy Lim, All My Friends Are Straight

Vincy Lim: All My Friends Are Straight

January 7, 2020 – January 31, 2020

 

All My Friends Are Straight Exhibition 2020

This exhibition features a series of sapphic artwork by OCAD University illustration student Vincy Lim.

Lim is a Chinese-Canadian non-binary sapphic illustrator cartoonist whose work revolves around the themes of self-love, queerness, disability, and abuse. Through graphic memoirs and fictional stories grounded in the realities of today’s marginalized groups, Vincy produces work that emphasizes on loving yourself, healing, and the recovery process.

Inspired by love, Lim describes the experiences of those outside the conventional mold. Lim portrays Queer, disabled, people of colour, and females that love each other and love themselves regardless of not fitting into society’s unrealistic standards of perfection and heterosexual normality.

By The Fire, artist Vincy Lim

Lim’s work is straightforward and personal, capturing singular moments of loving, loved and enduring love:

All My Friends Are Straight is a series of sapphic works that describes the experiences of those unlike the mold. Queer, disabled, people of colour, and females that love each other and love themselves regardless of whether or not they fit in to society’s standards of perfection and normality.

Knowing that you have survived past this singular moment, that there will be many others, in your life, and through the lives of your loved ones. That love will be passed down through the generations and continue to be passed onwards. A new day begins every day and your memories, dreams, and ambitions live on in the hearts of others who cherish and love you.

It is a statement of hope for intersectional queers, that we too can love and be loved. And we can continue being loved for the rest of time. It is the fact that our history which grounds us, our history that influences us, which create who we are today, is cherished and respected as we raise a generation of children who learn from love and respect. That we stand strong, that we stand bold, and ever mighty

Wedding at Froggy Court, 2019

On until January 31

 

 

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Heather Evelyn

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