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Gerard H. Gaskin

Posted on June 13, 2014 by in Gallery

Through the Lens Award-winning photographer Gerard H. Gaskin captures a then-and-now portrait of the AIDS pandemic by Alina Oswald While many may not recognize his name, photographer Gerard H. Gaskin has become a household name within the ballroom scene, which is an often-underground subgroup of the LGBTQ community. Born in Trinidad, Gaskin came to New [...]

Dudley Saunders

Posted on April 15, 2014 by in Gallery

The Things We Left Behind With “In These Boxes,” performance artist Dudley Saunders uses objects to bring back lives cut short by Larry Buhl The things we leave behind are, in rare cases, works of art or professional accomplishments that live on. In some cases we leave behind our DNA to live on through generations. [...]

Queer Threads

Posted on March 3, 2014 by in Gallery

Positive Threads Artists Allyson Mitchell, Jessica Whitbread and L.J. Roberts use art & activism to start a new dialogue about all self-identified women, their sexuality and HIV status by Alina Oswald Truth is, the subject of women’s rights has always been a controversial one, but possibly never as much as it is today. Now, maybe [...]

Carmine Santaniello

Posted on February 12, 2014 by in Gallery

The Test of Time A conversation with New York City-based artist Carmine Santaniello about surviving the AIDS crisis, and creating art that helps today’s youth to Play Smart and be in the know about AIDS and practicing safer sex by Alina Oswald There’s often a process of self-discovery associated with looking at a work of [...]

Leah Nash

Posted on January 28, 2014 by in Gallery

Tell the Story V. Anderson talks with photojournalist Leah Nash about documenting individuals living with HIV/AIDS in India The interpretation of “carnal intercourse against the order of nature” was recently hotly disputed in India’s Supreme Court. Historically used to criminalize homosexuality, Section 377 (from the year 1860) of the Indian Penal Code was upheld on [...]

Art & AIDS

Posted on December 9, 2013 by in Gallery

Perception as Muse In Anticipation of an Upcoming “Art & AIDS” Exhibit, Participants Share Their Perspectives About Creative Inspirations by Angela Leroux-Lindsey Throughout history, artists often speak of a muse—a lover, a landscape, a piece of music. Or, in the case of painter Francis Bacon, an unusually striking burglar (Bacon caught George Dyer attempting to [...]

Alexey Kashpersky

Posted on November 30, 2013 by in Gallery

HIV in 3D Alexey Kashpersky Creates a Microscopic Poetics of the Virus by Angela Leroux-Lindsey Alexey Kashpersky has always been fascinated by the small mechanisms that power life forms. As a kid, discovering the wriggling components of water under a microscope was a defining moment—for a while he dreamed about becoming an oceanographer. But the [...]

Ronnie Queenan

Posted on November 7, 2013 by in Gallery

Awaken On a Journey of Self-Acceptance, Artist Ronnie Queenan Uses Paint & Brush to Create Healing Art & Talk About HIV/AIDS by Alina Oswald Ever since he was a kid, Ronnie Queenan has admired other people’s art. At the age of fifteen, he became interested in abstract—then called modern—art. Yet, he never desired to be [...]

Steed Taylor

Posted on October 16, 2013 by in Gallery

Artist Steed Taylor has long been tying communities together with public art in the form of his Road Tattoos. Streets in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Hartford, Connecticut, among other cities, have been graced with large-scale inkings of public space that interlace memorial and ritual in a culturally specific knot design. Recently, he was asked to [...]

Solis

Posted on September 11, 2013 by in Gallery

Re/Purpose Mixed-media artist Solis combines Ppstmodern and precolonial influences to imagine a better world by Brent Calderwood San Francisco artist Solis has been making and showing his work since 2009. Born and raised in California’s Salinas Valley (John Steinbeck, another Salinas native, described the agricultural region in several of his novels), Solis’s work reveals a [...]