Through the Looking Glass: Inside My Domestic Portrait
In the past, Julius Poncelet Manapul’s art appropriated iconography from structures of oppression in his personal and cultural history. A large body of his work presented stunning pieces constructed from queer pornography that inversed the power dynamics present in his experiences of religion, immigration, sexuality and gender. In this exhibition, Julius looks to the future by crafting a domestic space for a fictional child named Christian James. The child and the space are constructed from a collage of Julius's and his husband's identities and shared life. In this evolution of his work, Julius invites visitors to engage, consume and interact with his child; the possibility of a future constructed from a harmonic convergence of identity.