Dana Buzzee’s solo exhibition Punishment Rituals, at LEFT Contemporary, amalgamates coven initiation practices as taboo inspiration for queer-femme BDSM. While witchcraft and BDSM exist as ‘outsider’ interests, they both can be used to create queered spaces for empowered moments of dominance and submission, active and informed consent culture, and a profound understandings of power and control.
Dana Buzzee is an interdisciplinary installation artist currently based on Treaty 7 Land in Calgary, AB. Buzzee’s artistic practice is an overt autobiographical exploration of queer identity, married with a deep longing to create contemporary visions of post-minimalist sculpture. Since graduating in 2012 from the Alberta College of Art and Design with a BFA in Drawing, Buzzee has maintained a dedicated studio-based practice and sibling-practice of feminist community organizing through arts administration and curatorial work. Buzzee’s work has has been exhibited extensively within Calgary and has been part of several international group shows, including ones in Tampere, Finland; Hamberg, Germany; and Memphis, USA. Buzzee’s recent exhibitions include two solo exhibitions in Calgary: Femme Top of Your Dreams, the inaugural exhibition at The Lily Project Space in 2017, and Bruise Me Softly at Stride Gallery in 2018.
This exhibition is made possible through the financial support of the City of Windsor Arts, Culture & Heritage Fund.