Cruising In The Wilderness

Phoebe zhennan wood, dyed and sealed with oil. Surgical stainless steel, Nylon thread, Oxidized silver, Rubber

Tender, denoting softness, sensitivity, and care, provides passage for the wayward individual to find solace and unconditional comfort. In contrast to the harsh paradigm of a competition-obsessed society, tenderness encourages vulnerability and compassion between our fellow travelers, lovers, and friends. As part of the second edition of Spectral Matter, A Tender Presence seeks to bring together queer makers who instill, exemplify, or even resist the intimacy of tender interactions. Through this underlying theme, objects submitted for the exhibition will embody the softer side of human connection through their presence, potential use, and material qualities. 
- Curatorial Statement, Alma’s Gallery, Exhibition Tender Presence