Matthew Shepard. Laramie, WY. “Matthew’s major injuries upon arrival consisted of hypothermia and a fracture from behind his head to just in front of the right ear. This has caused bleeding in the brain, as well as pressure on the brain.” Polychrome archival print from colour negative. 40”x 50
Henry Northington. Richmond, Virginia. “Northington's severed head had been placed squarely in the center of the walkway, leading many to speculate that the murderer(s) had intended to make an anti-gay statement.” Polychrome archival print from colour negative. 50”x 40”.
Steen Fenrich. Bayside, Queens, NYC. “On March 21, 2000 the remains of Steen Fenrich were found by a man walking through Alley Pond Park, in Bayside, Queens, stored in a plastic blue tub. The tub contained a skull that had been burned by acid, a foot with some flesh still on it, and other body parts. The remains were identified as those of Steen Fenrich by his Social Security number, which had been written on the skull, along with racial and homophobic slurs. Steen, at age 19, was killed by his step-father, because Steen was gay.” Polychrome archival print from colour negative. 50”x 40”.
Managed by the Artist Services Program, the Office eXhibition Series (OXS) Gallery is located at 716 N. Carson St., Carson City and is open Mon. – Fri., 8am – 5pm. The OXS Gallery features artists who have been recognized by NAC through its Artist Fellowships, GAA Visual Arts Commission, and exhibits from the agency’s NTI-Traveling Exhibition Program.