Wednesday, December 7, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Evie Lovett photographs on the Second Floor of the BCA Center in Burlington

Evie Lovett: Backstage at the Rainbow Cattle Co.
December 9 - March 24, 2012

Artist Lecture: Why Should I Care About Drag Queens?: Wednesday, February 8, 7pm

Drag Show with The Ladies of the Rainbow Lounge & Reception: Friday, February 17, 8pm

In this exhibition, photographer Evie Lovett offers visitors a unique and highly personal portrait of drag queens in rural Vermont. Lovett offers a rare glimpse into the spectacle of drag by documenting backstage preparations for the monthly shows at the now defunct Rainbow Cattle Company in Dummerston. The photographs of participants-grocery store workers to nuclear power plant operators-reveal the power of personal transformation. This collaborative project, between the Vermont Folklife Center and The BCA Center, combines Lovett's photography with audio interviews of past performers at the Rainbow Cattle Co.