Accession Number: 201684.01-.06
Purchased with funds provided by Charles E. Meiner Acquisition Trust Endowment Fund.
Zackary Drucker is a transgender artist who deconstructs the preconceived notions of gender and urges us to think about the role that it plays in friendship, romance, and sexuality. In her artwork, she portrays herself in visual narratives that challenge established binaries of male and female, fiction and reality, viewer and subject. Relationship is Drucker’s most acclaimed body of work and is a significant artistic contribution to society’s current dialogue about transgender identity.
About Zackary Drucker
Zachary Drucker is an artist who breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality and seeing. Her participatory art works complicate established binaries of viewer and subject, insider and outsider, and male and female in order to create a complex image of the self. Relationship is a series of intimate snapshots taken by Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst that depicts the arc of their real-life love story, and coincides with the experimental, semi-autobiographical film that they created together, “SHE GONE ROGUE.” In the film, the relationship is hinted at; in the photographs, it is underscored. In a New York Times preview of the 2014 Whitney Biennial, Carol Vogel describes Relationship as “an especially provocative photographic diary [that] chronicles the couple’s five-and-a-half year relationship, in which one transitioned from female to male, and the other from male to female. Until now, this had been a private journal.”