Artist Statement
I see photography through the knowledge of queer theory, and I use its influence to destabilize photography, speak to counter-culture publics, and investigate the aspects of photography that function as a tool of oppression. I layer, hide, and contrast traditional forms of photographic imagery within conceptual or visual modes of infiltration. These subversive tactics reflect a queer praxis used to survive and counter an established and normalized world. Similar to queer worldmaking, my photographs dismantle the conventional narrative by revealing the limitations of normativity.
Dave Kube earned his MFA in Photography from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. His work has been exhibited throughout the country including Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Chicago, New Jersey, Ohio, Indiana, California, and Florida. Kube has curated and juried a number of exhibitions related to themes of sexuality and identity. He was the recipient of a month-long residency fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center. He currently serves as an Associate Professor of Photography at Bloomsburg University.