Review / Paul Peng at BOOM Concepts

“I knew, right off the bat, that if I openly associated myself with these people, even though I was really into what they were doing, everyone would drag me through the dirt for it.”

Paul Peng tells me this as we discuss his art practice while sitting in BOOM Concepts, where his solo exhibition BODY 2017 is on view. As he speaks about fears, finding his style and online communities, I can’t help but rest on quotes like these and recall my own experiences of coming out. I don’t outright identify with the furry-like boys he draws, (and neither does he) but I do relate to the feelings of otherness they evoke and the process of embracing that. Continue reading at Queer PGH.