BUTCH: Not like the other girls

Press Release and video by SD Holman

Kickstarter campaign: Artist SD Holman’s photographic exploration of female masculinity: gallery show in Easthampton, MA + catalogue to enable future touring.

BUTCH: Not like the other girls

is a photographic exploration of the space occupied by female masculinity in contemporary communities. The images honor the mercurial beauty, power and diversity of women who transgress the gender binary – celebrating the transversal dialectic of female masculinity, unapologetic and undiluted.

BUTCH by Canadian photobased artist SD Holman debuted 2013 in Vancouver, as public art in bus shelters and at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre, where the show’s opening spilled out into the street for half a block, the largest in their 35-year history. The media around BUTCH went viral, with shares and posts from as far away as Germany and Denmark, and impassioned calls for the project to tour to other cities.

Touring costs money – which is why we have developed this Kickstarter campaign. The first touring exhibition has been organized by Amiee Ross (one of the butches photographed) April 4 – May 4, 2014, at The Mill Arts Project in Easthampton, Massachusetts. A collaborative project between Easthampton City Arts+ and Eastworks, MAP offers venue and publicitysupport, but pays no fees.

Our goal is to raise $10,000 by 14 March 2014, which will provide the funds for:

  • The BUTCH Catalogue, a book (approximately 80 pages, with 50 images) from the exhibition with a preface by Canadian queer arts icon Persimmon Blackbridge. This is the best tool to interest galleries in other cities for more touring stops, plus it means you can see the show even if you can’t make it to an exhibition in person.
  • Costs for bringing the BUTCH: Not like the other girls exhibition to the Mills Art Project in Easthampton, MA: shipping costs for the artwork, and travel for SD Holman.

Related Links

For more information on SD Holman and BUTCH: Not like the other girls, visit http://sdholman.com and
the BUTCH: Not like the other girls Kickstarter campaign page