July 15 – September 25, 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
July 23 - July 24, 2016, 12 - 6pm
Artur Pashkov explores sexuality as energy and its mechanics and manifestations, whether it is a personal sexuality or sexuality in general. This is why there are photographs as self-portraits and paintings in the show to express the idea of sexual energy through photography and fine art all together. This energy runs the world, and nudity is an essential part of it, something that Artur thinks people should not be ashamed of.
Opening Reception: July 22, 6 – 8pm
August 6 - August 7, 2016, 12 - 6pm
1. any person or thing regarded with blind admiration, adoration, or devotion:
2. a mere image or semblance of something, visible but without substance, as a phantom.
For his first solo exhibition, Sean O'Connor will feature large-scale paintings and works on paper, as well as edition prints that depict vast and intricate floral patterns, dotted with muscular men and athletes, snakes and reptiles, and classical icons of beauty. His work is rooted in traditional decorative art practices such as "Toile de Jouy,” and uses these mediums to portray a contemporary look and examination of idealized male beauty in gay culture. The male imagery in his work references historic and artistic symbols of masculine beauty ranging from ancient Athenian vases, to mid-century male pin ups and athletes, to current prevailing notions of manhood, taking a slight poke at the ‘homo-bromo’ social-media fixated culture. When does appreciation for beauty and aesthetic shift into vanity and narcissism? Do these two polarities work hand-in-hand creating an aesthetic and emotional balance?
Opening Reception: August 5, 6 – 8pm
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