Josh Lind

MFA ’25 Fine Arts 2D

The pieces in this exhibition delve into the intimate relationship between bottles of poppers — small, ubiquitous objects in the LGBTQ+ community — and liberation. By expanding the scale of the bottles, I seek to transcend the diminutive nature of the object, focusing instead on the essence of freedom from inhibitions and looseness that it symbolizes. Poppers, utilized within the gay community for both unrestrained physical release and partying, serve as a metaphor for breaking societal constraints and embracing authenticity. The playful reinterpretation of this symbol of looseness opens a dialogue about personal liberation, encouraging a celebration of self-expression and a defiance against societal constraints.

Josh Lind, a Cape Cod native, channels his artistic vision through his identity as a gay artist. Lind graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a BFA in Illustration in 2013, and returned as a graduate student in the 2D Fine Arts MFA program in 2023. Lind’s artworks grace numerous private collections globally. He has exhibited in group exhibitions in greater Boston at venues including Zillow Gallery and the Cape Cod Museum of Fine Art.