Guy Burch

 

I am history. To the young queer person I am yesterday's binary gay man. I stand in the present a different person, embracing a world of equality, but with a deep sense that queer history is a cultural memory in danger. Where are our archives, our museums? Two generations of younger folk only know my gay memories from second hand sources. It is important in asking 'where are we now?' to stop, look back at what we climbed, take stock in the now, and then seek a path forwards.' 

Guy's work consists of depictions of famous gay spaces that are no longer extent. Legendary places such as the Mineshaft in New York, London's Coleherne and Bob Mizer's Athletic Model Guild compound in Los Angeles. It documents the memory of a culture and people lost to history (and to AIDS) but does so in a medium accessible and sexy today. 

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