One exhibition we visited during Summer TRaC was Art AIDS America at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Overall I had four favorite artworks. Lollypop completed in 2006 this film by Kalup Linzy and Shaun Leonardo shows them lip-syncing to an old song. Kalup Linzy is a 39 year old man born in 1977 in Clermont, Florida, now living in New York. He uses his past experience in a music based performance duo to help him do this film. He enjoys photography and has a lot of photographs as his artworks. Lollypop was filmed with two modern dressed men, also it was filmed in black and white. I liked this piece because it was filmed and there was singing. It honestly appealed to me because I really enjoy photography, film, and the performing arts.
I liked the variety of colors in Still-Life with Forget-Me-Nots and One Weeks Dose of Truvada (2012) which is a painting by Joey Terrill. It is very colorful, and includes junk foods, pills and a random insect. Joey Terrill is a 61 year old man born 1955 in Los Angeles, California. He still lives there today. The majority of his works are paintings, which means he is very experienced. A lot of his paintings include food on a table with different types of tablecloths.
The third is a set of color inkjet prints called 24 (2014) by Kia Labeija. Lebeija is a 26 year old woman born 1990 in New York, New York still living there today. She is experienced in photography and performance. Each photo in 24 was taken in different room of a house, and each picture had the same lady in it on the floor. I liked that the pictures were very real. In each picture I liked that you could actually see that she looks kind of upset and is hurting.
Untitled [Hospital Drawing] (1984) is done fully in crayon, by the late Larry Stanton who died in 1984 from AIDS complications. Untitled [Hospital Drawing] is very colorful, all the colors were bright, it has a inspirational phrase written. I liked that it was very colorful and bright. Also I liked the phrase which is basically showing hope.
Art AIDS America is the first exhibition to examine the deep and ongoing influence of the AIDS crisis on American art and culture. The exhibition features more than 125 works dating from 1981 to the present day. This exhibition is from July 13th to September 25th. It’s organized by the Tacoma Art Museum working with the Bronx Museum of the Arts.