Forthcoming Book – Dragging Away: Queer Abstraction in Contemporary Art by Lex Lancaster

Video (1:14:16): lecture by Lex Lancaster (they/them) discussing their book, Dragging Away: Queer Abstraction in Contemporary Art, forthcoming from Duke University Press in Fall 2022.

‘Bringing Louise Fishman’s work into this larger field, Lancaster will consider how her work foregrounded these queer formalist strategies long before the language for “queer abstraction” emerged, and how we can continue to take her abstractions seriously as social and political tactics now.’ – Krannert Art Museum, 2022

About Lex Lancaster

Lex Morgan Lancaster (they/them) is a scholar, professor, and curator who focuses on queer, feminist, trans, and anti-racist visual and theoretical contributions to the field of contemporary art. Their published essays and forthcoming book from Duke University Press investigate the phenomenon of queer abstraction, forging a queer formalist and materialist approach to the history of abstraction and its persistence in contemporary art. Lancaster is Assistant Professor of Art History and Gallery Director at the University of South Carolina-Upstate. They earned their PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2017.

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