Lily Weeks 

bleached overbites

bleached overbites pulls from a variety of archival sources, from home videos to educational instructionals to made-for-TV movies, with the aim of exploring unique threads of queer emotion. The piece combines audio excerpts from Jamaica Kincaids’ novel Lucy (1990), Dee Rees’ film Pariah (2011), Carmen Maria Machado’s memoir In the Dream House (2019), and a personal narrative written in the Potawatomi language as a way of pushing together and pulling apart nuances of queer histories, especially in relation to “coming of age” narratives. The installation, as a whole, is invested in exploring how visual histories can be re-narrativized to convey simultaneous experiences of queer despair/catharsis/dread/abandon/desolation/over saturation and other forms of intense feelings.


empty playgrounds, sacred soup.
Opening reception: Friday, March 3 // 6-8 PM
On view: March 4-31, 2023
Moody Center for the Arts,
Lovett Lounge/ Second Floor

Katie Kirkpatrick
Lily Weeks
Jeff Xia
Peyton Chiang

This exhibition has been underwritten by the Mavis C. Pitman Endowment and the Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts. For more information, please visit or call 713-348-4882.