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Exhibition Curated by Professor Jonathan Katz & PhD Student Andrew Barron Opens at the Leslie Lohman Museum

July 15, 2016  by: Natalie Fleming

Deborah Kass The Band Played On #2, 2014 Acrylic and tape on canvas, 60 x 72 in. Courtesy the artist.

Deborah Kass
The Band Played On #2, 2014
Acrylic and tape on canvas, 60 x 72 in.

A Deeper Dive, an exhibition curated by Professor Jonathan Katz and PhD student Andrew Barron opens July 15th at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art.  There will be an opening reception from 6-8PM.  The exhibition will be on view until September 25, 2016.

This thought-provoking and compelling exhibition visually explores the impact of HIV/AIDS on American art from a diverse mix of LGBTQ artists, as well as their friends and allies. The show, which will include painting, sculpture, photography, video, and installation, aims to demonstrate how artists with various gender and sexual identities responded to the HIV/AIDS epidemic through the process of art making. A Deeper Dive will coincide with Art AIDS America, which will travel to the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and will be on view from July 13 – September 25, 2016.

A Deeper Dive will feature work by nine distinctive artists: Lawrence Broze, Brian Buczak, John Dugdale, Jimmy DeSana, Karen Finley, Deborah Kass, Glenn Ligon, Ann P. Meredith, and Anthony Viti. Each artist represented expresses powerful themes of emotion, intimacy, death, and life.

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