Sam Vale

Particularly interested in notions of biography and nostalgia, Vale examines the way that narratives are formed, told and re-presented. Latent: A hidden history was produced to mark the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality. The work communicates the absence of gay male history from archival records.

Bathing Beauties, Cliftonville – A, from the series Latent: A hidden history, 2017. 51cm x 51cm.