Lucas Morneau, Awww Luhhh, 2017 acrylic merino/nylon blend yarn and Swarovski crystal rhinestones
The Queer Mummer
Blending the historic tradition of mummering with the contemporary art form of drag, Newfoundland artist Lucas Morneau uses his alter-ego The Queer Mummer to revive a cultural practice specific to our province, create space for LGBTQ2+ individuals, and cultivate a complex understanding of gender. Morneau intertwines craft and fine art techniques with recovered histories of performance and queering in our province, challenging homophobic prejudices in the process. With his persona, Morneau underscores the historic connection between drag and mummering as vibrant cultural forms that queer public space.