The museum welcomes Anthony Hudson/Carla Rossi as the 2019-20 Oregon—Where Past is Present Featured Contemporary Artist. A member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Hudson/Rossi is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, and filmmaker who uses performance to confront white supremacism, complacency, and the confusion of “mixed” identities—of living in-between, particularly sexually and racially.
I prefer the term “drag clown” to “drag queen” because I’m not trying to emulate women. I’m more interested in Coyote-style trickery similar to a clown’s objective—saying one thing while doing another.
—Anthony Hudson/Carla Rossi