Student of the Year 2017

5th Feb – 24th Feb 2018

Stephen Doyle  ‘Alt-Masc’

We are delighted to present our current student of the year, recent CIT Crawford College of Art and Design graduate, Stephen Doyle with his first solo exhibition Alt Masc.

‘Alt Masc’ discusses the place of queer attributes within male culture. The work challenges society’s perception of the male role. Young men are inured to keep emotions out. The idea of adopting effeminate traits is perceived as a weakness and there is no place for weakness if one aspires to be a ‘real man’.  This exhibition is a display of the plurality of masculinities rather than the singular portrayal of hypermasculinity we have become accustomed to. It is a closer examination of societal pressures, to conform to outdated ideals.