Transgender Artist Jacob Clayton Debuts New Work

"Self Portrait | How Many Fifths of a Man Am I?" is on view at the St. Louis Artists' Guild through July 17, 2021.
By: Jacob Clayton | Visual Artist
How Many Fifths of a Man Am I?, ©Jacob Clayton
How Many Fifths of a Man Am I?, ©Jacob Clayton
ST. LOUIS - June 7, 2021 - PRLog -- Emerging visual artist Jacob Clayton is proud to represent the transgender art community with a new piece inspired by the work of Wendy Red Star and Hank Willis Thomas. Part of his ongoing project Deprivation of Self, Portraits, Jacob's mixed-media self portrait questions the motives and effects of a society that assigns worth to ourselves and fellow humans. This national juried exhibition features contemporary queer artists whose work investigates identity, social norms, inclusivity, and the celebration of being queer.

Exhibition juror, Brendan Fernandes, is an internationally recognized Canadian artist working at the intersection of dance and visual arts. His projects address issues of race, queer culture, migration, protest and other forms of collective movement. They take on hybrid forms: part Ballet, part queer dance hall, part political protest...always rooted in collaboration and fostering solidarity. His projects have shown at the 2019 Whitney Biennial (New York); the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York); the Museum of Modern Art (New York); The Getty Museum (Los Angeles); the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa); MAC (Montreal); among a great many others.

It Was All Very Queer opens Friday, June 4th and will run through Saturday, July 17th. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 10-6 PM and Saturday 10-4 PM. Masks and social distancing through the gallery may be required. View more details at

About Jacob Clayton:
Jacob Clayton is a visual artist who uses photography, video, and mixed media as means to expand the vocabulary that challenges societal expectations and cultural representations of gender identity and expression. Learn more at

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