Floor sculptures and compositions for the wall by Jade Yumang lyrically investigate the economy of the queer body. Drum Up is inspired by Drum, a homophile publication that expanded the boundaries and politicized queer culture in 1960s Philadelphia. Yumang uses traditional quilting techniques with digital printing on textiles to create formally pleasing, wall mounted and three-dimensional sculpture. Drum Up alludes to moving blankets, security blankets and AIDS memorial quilts and sensitively considers the complexities of queer life post 1969.
Born in Manilla and raised in Dubai, Jade Yumang describes himself as currently being “sometimes in NYC and a recluse in Vancouver.”