Lori Meserve


Lori Meserve, a NSCAD student, created a performance and installation about lesbian invisibility called On the Other Hand at the Anna Leonowens Gallery, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design1.

"The exhibition is obscene." said a bomb threat caller (Halifax Daily News, April 1991)

The multi-media installation provoked controversy in part due to its deconstruction of icons of heterosexual culture (including men's pornographic magazines and the Bible). The artist called for tolerance toward and proper representation of lesbians and homosexuals in the media. The show at the Anna Leonowens Gallery attracted media attention when a series of bomb threats turned out to be directed at the exhibition. The threats were taken seriously by the art school, but the show remained open.


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