Category Archive for: ‘Souvenir1’

Rudylemckememorialstatement

Souvenir 3.5

3.5 Silence/Statement, “Monument & Memorial,” New Langton Arts, San Francisco, California, 1988. Models of Garden, an AIDS memorial designed for the Harvey Milk Plaza in San Francisco’s Castro district were displayed in this exhibition. This panel is one of four image/text pieces that formed the artist’s exhibition statement. Return to Souvenir #3

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Rudylemckeactup1

Souvenir 3.4

3.4 Protesters, “Remembering the 6th International Conference on AIDS,” Eye Gallery, San Francisco, California. 1991. A photograph of a “Die-In” demonstration during the 1990 conference. Return to Souvenir #3

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Rudylemckeactup3

Souvenir 3.3

3.3 Protesters, “Remembering the 6th International Conference on AIDS,” Eye Gallery, San Francisco, California, 1991. A photograph of a street demonstration during the 1990 conference. Return to Souvenir #3

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Rudylemckecinders

Souvenir 3.2

3.2 Cinders, “20 Year Survey of Southern Exposure,” Group Exhibition, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, California, 1995. This oil-and-encaustic painting incorporated cinders from burnt newspaper obituaries of people who had died during the AIDS crisis. For years, these obituary images filled pages of the weekly edition of San Francisco’s Bay Area Reporter (a local LGBT newspaper) and were a constant …

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Rudylemckepicture

Souvenir 3.1

3.1 Picture, “ACT-UP: Banner Paintings,” Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, California, 1989. One of twenty-four paintings that incorporated texts about the AIDS crisis. Each painting layered several narratives and used a central “call to action” as its title and primary message. Return to Souvenir #3

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Rudy Lemcke Danteum

Souvenir 2.12

2.12 Il Danteum, Richard L. Nelson Gallery, U.C. Davis, Davis, California, 1986. The central feature of the installation was a 17 x 17’ steel parterre. This steel garden was a public monument  created for a structure that was never built. A perverse mixture of religion and politics and fashioned after Dante’s Divine Comedy, the building leads its pilgrims through the …

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Rudy Lemcke Wildflowers

Souvenir 2.11

2.11 Wild Flowers, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Raphael, California,1985. One of the twenty-eight performance scores published as an artist’s book to accompany Phases of the Moon, an earthwork installation. Return to Souvenir #2

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Rudy Lemcke RUSleeping

Souvenir 2.10

2.10 Piano, Death Songs, 50-A Bannan Street Gallery, San Francisco, California, 1982. A white piano (with the words “are you sleeping?”  as its tiny score) was one of eight toy pianos placed on beds of raked sand. Return to Souvenir #2

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Rudy Lemcke Triton Musuem

Souvenir 2.9

2.9 Willits—Within and Without You, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California, 1985. Photo contact sheet of the installation’s exterior garden. Willits consisted of an exterior and an interior stone garden, accompanied by a set of performance scores. The stones of the interior garden were moved once a week to express the movement of the stars as they circulated through …

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Rudy Lemcke Falkirk Inst

Souvenir 2.8

2.8 Phases of the Moon, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Raphael, California, 1985. Photo contact sheet of the earthwork that consisted of a pathway of stones punctuated with eight partially buried boulders (each representing a phase of the moon). Return to Souvenir #2

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