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Kalup Linzy poses as one of his female alter egos
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Savannah Dispatch

KALUP LINZY’S NEW ACT
by Emily Nathan

Performance artist Kalup Linzy (b. 1977) is a sweet, quiet Southern boy, though the midriff-baring, drag-dressing, sassy-tongued personas he adopts in his videos might lead you to believe otherwise. Speaking with Artnet Magazine on the campus of the Savannah College of Art and Design last week, where he was participating in the school’s annual art showcase (titled “defINE ART,” Feb. 21-25, 2012), he described his work, in a slow, honeyed drawl, as an outlet for unexpressed emotions that occasionally becomes exhausting. “From time to time,” he confessed, “Kalup just needs a break.”

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