Alphawood Gallery, 2401 North Halsted Street
Now through April 2, 2017, Chicago-based Alphawood Foundation presents,
ART AIDS AMERICA Chicago
With the objective to advocate the rights of the LGBT community, this year’s Alphawood grant award presents this exhibit. In the show, Alphawood identifies the diverse work with labeled icons defining the artist’s point of reference. They include, Body, Activism, Camouflage, and Spirit.
Originally a bank, the exhibition space lends itself to many aspects of isolation, entrapment, and loneliness conveyed in the work. Below is only a fraction of the art.
Every 12 Minutes, Nayland Blake, video, 1991
Untitled (Water), Feliz Gonzalez-Torres, installation, 1995
By Punchinello’s Bed and The Lamentation, Patrick Webb, oil on canvas, 1992
Homosexual Holocaust, Study for Pink Triangle Torture, Judy Chicago, sprayed acrylic, photo-silkscreen, and oil of canvas, 1989
Untitled, Ferenc Suto, gelatin silver print, 1986
(left) AIDS, Time, Death, Luis Cruz Azaceta, acrylic and ink on paper, 1989
(right) Icarian I Incline, Daniel Goldstein, leather, sweat, wood, copper, felt, and plexiglass, 1993
Altar Piece, Keith Haring, bronze with with gold leaf patina, 1990
The Uninvited, Rudy Lemcke, video installation, 2003
Red Spill, Kiki Smith, glass, 1996
The End from Where You Are, Jim Hodges, silk, polyester, thread, 1998
And last, an opportunity to share your story…
StoryCorps records your story to document and then (with your permission) shares it publicly by partnering with Chicago’s WBEZ 91.5 radio.
Alright friends, Betty and I are off on our next adventure and wrapping up 2016. Along the way we extend to you the invitation to explore, look for art and artistic expression everywhere and lastly, SHOW ME WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW!!!