Flo Brooks, U Bend but it’s still a trap and YessSIR! Back off! Tell me who I am, again?! (both 2018). Installation view of Kiss My Genders at Hayward Gallery, 2019. Photo: Thierry Bal
In these paintings, Brooks evokes transness and queerness through ‘metaphor, irony and visual puns’. Cleaning products take on loaded titles and nothing stays in its allotted place: bodily matter, dirt, chemicals and pharmaceutical products all rub up against each other, while sections of the paintings erupt into the room.
Kiss My Genders is at Hayward Gallery from 12 June – 8 September 2019. Hayward Gallery is open 11am – 7pm every day, except Tuesdays when the gallery is closed, with late night opening on Thursdays until 9pm.