Coyote Park, River and Coyote (2022). Digital print. Courtesy of the artist.
Image Description: Coyote Park lies on their side, their head facing upward, their head resting between River’s legs. River, sits half-reclined in the opposite direction, their hand entwined with Coyote’s on Coyote’s tattooed chest. Both their eyes are closed. A draped piece of beige fabric fills the background, and the left and right sides of the image have botanical arrangements of greenery with red-orange flowers.
Coyote Park: I Love You Like Mirrors Do
Feb 03 - Jul 16, 2023
Inspired by research on images of intimate pairs in the Museum’s collection, Coyote Park’s new series of photographs explores their own deep bonds and intimate entanglements, reflecting and expanding queer illustrative and photographic histories. Documenting ephemera and energetic connections between past lovers, current partners, and those they hold close, Park aims to capture the unspoken understandings of how they see and are seen. In their photographs, presented alongside rarely-exhibited works from the Museum’s collection, Park envisions love dynamics, lived and represented, as reflective and contingent: we are all mirrored refractions of one another.
Coyote Park: I Love You Like Mirrors Do is the inaugural project of the Museum’s Interventions series, which engages queer artists and cultural producers to dive into LLMA’s extensive collection and creatively present their research, building new narratives and interpretations from diverse subjectivities.