July 15 – October 2, 2016
A Deeper Dive
Curated by Jonathan David Katz and Andrew Barron
A Deeper Dive takes a closer look at eight of the artists in the national touring exhibition, Art AIDS America. The national exhibition features work from over 100 artists made from the 1980s when the first cases of HIV were reported in the United States to the present, providing viewers an opportunity to engage with a breadth of artworks addressing HIV/AIDS in a manner hitherto unimaginable. It seeks to unearth the indelible mark AIDS has left on our collective consciousness.
A Deeper Dive aims to probe more deeply into how specific artists have contributed to that collectivity through a diverse set of strategies and approaches. The works in A Deeper Dive reflect individual difference while still evoking a strong sense of community and commonality, drawing our attention to the shared experience of the AIDS crisis that implicates us all. This exhibition will feature: Lawrence Brose, Brian Buczak, Jimmy DeSana, John Dugdale, Karen Finley, Deborah Kass, Glenn Ligon, Ann P Meredith, and Anthony Viti. Programming will be done in conjunction with the Bronx Museum, which will be exhibiting "Art AIDS America" concurrently.
Opening Reception: July 15, 6 – 8pm
August 14 - November 4, 2016
Through the reflection on and use of traditional portraiture, Cobi Moules creates a space for personal significance and a trans and queer presence. The repetition of the self-‐ portrait becomes a way of both documentation as well as aggrandizing singular moments within a larger process of transition. Each portrait, with new physical changes and subtle internal shifts, exists as a singular direct monument within a larger group of time and progression.
September 24 - September 25, 2016
Artist Maya Suess presents The Extras – a drawing series, at the Prince St. Project Space in Soho, which includes several large portraits and still-lives drawn with colored pencil, conte and graphite. The word extra is used as a prefix to mean outside of, beyond, or without. It can also refer to something left over, remaining or left behind. With that in mind The Extras is a name of a band of outsiders, removed of time and culture. Suess draws from her identity as a queer femme to explore ideas of alienation and the inventiveness and resilience of chosen family.
Maya Suess is a visual artist, educator and arts administrator. She makes drawings, videos, performances and other mischievous entities to explore identity, sexuality and practical magic. Her work has been shown internationally, including at the Center for Architecture (NYC), AC [Direct Chapel] (NYC), The Western Front (Vancouver), the Vancouver Art Gallery, Kansai Queer Film Festival (Kansai, Japan); Live Biennial of Performance (Vancouver), The London Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, among others. She was commissioned to create a portrait for the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives in 2013. She holds a BFA in Media Arts from Emily Carr Institute, and an MFA in contemporary performance from Simon Fraser University. Born on a small island off the coast of western Canada, today she lives and works in Astoria, New York. She is currently the Managing Director of the Flux Factory.