JJ Levine, Queer Photographs — Didier Morelli

[Fall 2022]

By Didier Morelli

McCord Museum, Montreal
18.02.2022 — 18.09.2022


Entering JJ Levine’s most recent solo exhibition at the McCord Museum, viewers are greeted with a wall-sized vinyl photograph titled Boyfriends in Bed (2011). In this image from the ongoing series Queer Portraits, two romantic partners lie on a purple bedcover with red and white pillows, staring bleary-eyed at the camera. Nude from the waist up, their bodies are languid and young, with tufts of dark armpit hair contrasting with the lightness of their skin. Their beauty is intoxicating, and the thick haze of love fills the air and welcomes us warmly into Levine’s world, family, and community of queer kin…

[ Complete issue, in print and digital version, available here: Ciel variable 121 – WANDERINGS ]
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