Tonight’s queer artist feature is @wilks_art
Ryan Wilks is a self-taught artist based in Kansas City, Missouri. Their work explores the various realities of queer existence. Wilks’ bodies of work addresses and confronts religious persecution of queer identity and explores new modes of prayer through visual and participatory exhibitions. The side project: "Dick People" is a much needed departure from the heavy nature of Wilks's other work, a playful way of stripping away the weight of masculinity prescribed to penises. The penis figures are feminized in form and touched with pink blush. Dick People challenges how we ascribe merit in the art world, is there a place for funny art?