Tee Corinne



Tee Corinne – Self-portraiture in the Lesbian Community & Picturing Cancer in our Lives
June 3, 3:00 – 5:00pm – Opening Reception
Exhibition runs: June 3 -28; Tues – Friday 2pm-7pm; Saturday 1pm-5pm
SomArts Gallery

Photo: Tee Corinne

In June of 2006, Lenore Chinn (former president of the Board of Directors of the Queer Cultural Center) and members of the College Art Association’s Queer Caucus were sent CDs of images by their friend Tee A. Corinne. The images on the disk were from of a series of photographs called, “Scars, Stoma, Ostomy Bag, Portacath: Picturing Cancer In Our Lives.” Lenore brought the existence of this remarkable body of work to Qcc’s attention, and realizing its importance, we quickly sought permission from the artist to reproduce a selection of the photographs as an on-line exhibition.

With Tee’s subsequent passing in August of 2006, we decided to bring these photographs together with her stirring lecture on lesbian self-portraiture – a tracing of the vibrant history and different modes of expression – and in a sense surround her with her peers.