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Grey James' paintings and mixed media work reflects the next step in his personal experience of changing gender identity and the process of transition. In part an iconography of yearning, and in part a symbolism of incomplete states of being, this work is rooted in a conviction that the journey - what is "next" - is more important than the destination. This recent, post-transition work is concerned more with the personal experience of the artist: the messy and painful physical and psychological processes involved with transitioning.
Jen Heaslip was Grey James previous persona before his transition. This is a rare opportunity to glimpse at the way in which this transgender artist's gaze has transitioned along with his identity.