The new NYC solo show from USF art star Kalup Linzy

Fucking with gender, race and even All My Children, video/performance artist (and USF grad) Kalup Linzy gets a rave today from the NY Times' Karen Rosenberg for his solo show at the Studio Museum in Harlem.

"Beneath all the clichés, costumes and sass," says Rosenberg, "Mr. Linzy connects with his audience in a deeply satisfying way… Mr. Linzy's displacements of voice and gender come from the world of drag, but  because they infiltrate other spheres — mainstream television, the art-star system — they become less about a man dressing as a woman and more about the everyday role-playing and ventriloquism enabled by digital culture." Read the entire review here.

Born in Stuckey, Florida, the 31-year-old Linzy has been a rising star since getting his MFA from USF in Studio Art in 2003. Now based in Brooklyn, he's due to pay a return visit to the Bay area later this spring in connection with two fundraisers: the Tampa Museum of Art's ever-fabulous Pride and Passion and the launch event for a new independent art space in Tampa — stay tuned for details.

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