...About the Artist...
Bruce has been a regular contributor, as a writer and photographer,
for publications such as Index, Eye, Exclaim, Dutch, Vice, The National
Post, Nerve.com, Black Book and Butt.
Throughout the years he has exhibited his work at, among others,
The Pitt Gallery in Vancouver, MC MAGMA in Milan, the Bailey Fine
Arts Gallery in Toronto, Peres Projects in San Francisco, L.A. and
Berlin, and The Alleged Gallery and John Connelly Presents in New
York. In 2006 he presented Polaroid Rage: A Survey of Polaroids
2000-2006 at Gallery 1313 in Toronto.
The exhibit at The Gallery Wrong Weather is an updated version
of that show.
He has also collaborated with artists such as Terence Koh, Slava
Mogutin and Kembra Pfhaler, who some might remember as the face
in a series of portraits by Katrina del Mar, recently exhibited
at The Gallery Wrong Weather and also in a limited edition T-shirt.
Angelique Bosio’s documentary Bruce LaBruce: The Advocate
of Fagdom will premier in 2011. The official synopsis reads:
“At turns, a transgressive artist in the purest sense of the
term, the spiritual son of Kenneth Anger and John Waters, or leader
of the Queercore movement, one thing is certain: Bruce LaBruce makes
small budget movies full of hardcore sex, political messages and
containing as much violence as tenderness, in which he happily crushes
any gay attitude clichés while practicing ironic self glorification,
mocks any horror movie or dramatic set ups, and avoids all fashionable
Bruce maddens, irritates, enchants, charms, fascinates and mostly
keeps the LaBruce mystery very much alive.