Photograph of two urinals with a flamingo painted on the wall above and a photograph of a woman to the right

Zac Thompson, Shannon as a flam bathroom install (2022). Pastel and Charcoal on Wall and Dye Sublimation Print.

The white evangelical family Zac Thompson was born into didn’t make room for queer non-binary artists, let alone gender-fuck drag performers. Since they’re both of those things, the myopic traditionalist world their parents made for them growing up felt too small. To make room, they’ve had to build their own queer worlds by using their work to playfully expand the limiting normative structures around home, family, and gender that they grew up with, through a combination of drawing, photography, zine-making, and performance.