VISUAL AIDS AND THE BODY ANNOUNCE NEW WEB EXHIBITION
image: Nancer LeMoins, Full Moon, 2001
Many Lands curated by Allison Hawkins
VISUAL AIDS WEB GALLERY at http://www.thebody.com/visualaids/web_gallery/index.html
Every month, Visual AIDS invites guest curators, drawn from both the arts and AIDS communities, to select several works from the Frank Moore Archive Project. For October, Allison Hawkins curated the current on-line exhibition which features the artwork of Archive Members Thomas Belloff, Michael Berbube, Michael Binkley, Raynes Birkbeck, Bruce Wesley Boyce, Garret Brock, Brian Buczak, Niccolo Cataldi, Jerry Lee Frost, Christian Grados, Russ Hansen, Jerry Hooten, Tim Jocelyn, Nancer LeMoins, Fran Lewis, Mark Lida, Steven Mendelson, Eduardo Mirales and J. Robert Reed.
From the Curators' Statement:
The pieces in this selection convey an amazing openness and intimacy. A great deal of freedom is evident as well -- a loss of inhibitions and a real intensity in hand and feeling... As the group came together there was an apparent fluidity and compatibility in the sentiments of the images. They are topics that I am very drawn to in my surroundings, my own work and the work of others -- clearly being that of land, animals, our relationship to the two, and a spirituality that can be gained from both and has been throughout history.
Allison Hawkins was born in Ohio in 1978. She now lives in Brooklyn and makes her drawings there as well. She is represented by The Proposition Gallery. Allison is Program Director at The Joan Mitchell Foundation, where she provides support to their grant opportunities for artists.
Visual AIDS was founded in 1988, to shift public opinion about--and increase awareness of--AIDS and the AIDS crisis. Visual AIDS has evolved into an arts organization with a two-pronged mission: 1) In collaboration with museums, galleries, artists, schools, and AIDS service organizations, Visual AIDS produces exhibitions, publications, and events utilizing visual art to spread the message AIDS IS NOT OVER.; 2) Through the Frank Moore Archive Project, the largest slide library of work by artists living with HIV and the estates of artists who have died of AIDS, Visual AIDS historicizes the contributions of visual artists with HIV while supporting their ability to continue making art and furthering their professional careers. www.visualAIDS.org
The Body is now the most frequently visited HIV/AIDS-related site on the Web, according to the Medical Library Association and also the most frequently visited disease-specific site on the Web, according to . The Body contains a rich collection of information on topics ranging from HIV prevention, state-of-the-art treatment issues, humor and art. An invaluable resource, The Body is used by clinicians, patients and the general public. Part of The Body's mission is to enable artistic expression to reach the Web, and to join art with other resources needed to help the public comprehend the enormity and devastation of the AIDS pandemic and to experience its human and spiritual dimensions.
Current and past Web Gallery exhibitions can be viewed at: www.thebody.com/visualaids
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