Back When I Was 1

Artist: Gerry Parke
Year: 2020
Materials: Acrylic, spray paint and charcoal on board
Dimensions: 600 x 800mm


"..Masculinity is more than an inherent quality in the male sex; it is a learned social phenomenon. As a straitjacket of rigid roles and impossible expectations in a heteronormative society, the collective practice of ‘performing masculinity’ has become a source of great suffering – for men as much as women." - Gerry Parke