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Kurt Weston

Posted on October 28, 2014 by in Gallery

Metamorphoses Award-winning fine art photographer Kurt Weston uses art as a “trans-portal” between a pre-AIDS past and a post-AIDS future by Alina Oswald A generation unaware of a time without AIDS may find it difficult to imagine what life was like before the cataclysm of AIDS. In the same time, it may find it easier [...]

Urban Theater

Posted on October 7, 2014 by in Gallery

All New York Is a Stage An Exhibition & Book Explores 1980s New York as Theater, When Artists Grappled with New Media, New Fame, and the First Wave of the AIDS Epidemic by John Eimicke The art of the 1980s made drastic jumps from the previous eras. The tempest of social change was a perfect [...]

Jesse Finley Reed

Posted on September 5, 2014 by in Gallery

Bleakness & Becoming Jesse Finley Reed Explores Sexuality & Empowerment in the Age of AIDS by Stevie St. John When his lifelong physician grew serious and addressed him as “Mr. Reed,” Jesse Finley Reed was unsettled. Then the doctor asked Reed if he were a homosexual. It was 1993, two years before protease inhibitors would [...]

Ephemera as Evidence

Posted on August 1, 2014 by in Gallery

Ephemera as Evidence A new Visual AIDS show explores the legacy of AIDS by Alina Oswald In recent history, the AIDS pandemic has prominently highlighted our…limitations, as humans, when facing the disease, bringing home the realization of our mortality and the loss associated with it. Maybe most importantly, when it comes to HIV/AIDS, this loss [...]

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 [...]