Adrienne Crossman: Heaven is a Place on Earth

Opening Reception: June 13 7:00-9pm
Exhibition Dates: June 13 - July 25
Location: 184 Munro St (rear)

Heaven is a Place on Earth is a solo exhibition of new work by Adrienne Crossman that explores the potential for queerness along the spectrum of utopia to dystopia. Drawing from lesbian representation in fiction and popular culture, Crossman combines imagery and ephemera from cult narratives such as ‘But I’m a Cheerleader’ and ‘Desert Hearts’, with objects that make reference to Toronto’s own lost queer and lesbian spaces, blurring the lines between fiction and reality.

Adrienne Crossman (she/her, they/them) is an interdisciplinary artist, educator and curator working in Hamilton, Ontario. She holds an MFA in Visual Arts from the University of Windsor (2018), and a BFA in Integrated Media with a Minor in Digital and Media Studies from OCAD University (2012). Their practice investigates the liminality between the digital and the physical while highlighting queer sensibilities in the everyday. Crossman is interested in how the terms trans* and non-binary apply to media as well as gender, and she creates queer interventions through the manipulation of digital media and popular culture. Adrienne has completed residencies in Syracuse (NY), Montréal (QC), Artscape Gibraltar Point on the Toronto Islands (ON), and Studio Beat (, and has exhibited at: Xpace Cultural Centre (Toronto, Ontario), Idea Exchange (Cambridge, Ontario), 8eleven (Toronto, Ontario), Studio L’ Eloi (Montreal, Quebec), Moscow Biennale for Young Art (Moscow, Russia), The Art Gallery of Windsor (ON), and The Wrong New Digital Art Biennale (