Mitchell Williams, ‘Hung Out to Dry’ 2021. Graphic markers on paper. 126cm x 108cm (full installation). Image courtesy: the artist. 

Artist statement

Hung Out to Dry documents the personal sexual relations of a queer experience through drawings of my previous sexual partners’ underwear. Displayed in the form of a clothesline, the installation was created using grayscale graphic markers on paper, then cut around each piece individually. The work promotes the exposure of a rather queer human narrative and comments on experimentation, regret and the unknown, all that which contributed to the formation of my own sexual identity. 

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