ARTIST STATEMENT
 

I am a multimedia artist from Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador. I currently work in St John’s, NL as a Printmaker and Alternative Drag Performer.

Under the stage name Irma Gerd, I explore the campy art of Drag, and often bring it into places where drag queens would not normally be found. In the 1980s, queer people were encouraged to assimilate into the rest of society, and I intend to do the exact opposite. My aim is to bring the underground into the light of day and make the average person a bit more accepting of things that might not be thought of as ‘normal’. My work celebrates the unique, and finds beauty in the weird.

In my print work, I enjoy making detailed vinyl-cut relief prints. I am interested in creating tangible pieces of Queer History to ensure that these stories do not fall from memory as they have so many times in the past.