LIFE LINES is body of work by Emily Lombardo that weaves a personal and cultural examination of LGBTQ lineage and legacy. The artist approaches this study as a genealogist who is piecing together the stories of her LGBTQ family, which are fading from cultural memory. Lombardo conjures images of struggle and strength, which stretch across time to consider where we stand today. LIFE LINES is honoring the artists, fighters, and community that struggled for civil rights to help future generations find their voice. These people and moments have paved the way for countless descendants to keep on punishing boundaries until there is no room for margins.
The public is encouraged to take rubbings from Lombardo’s woodblocks to create their own piece of visual history.